Athletics at Williams are for everyone—talented and amateur athletes, devoted fans and new recruits, sports lovers, and students who might not be that athletic at all. The outstanding professionalism of the coaches and athletic staff make the wonderful facilities on campus come alive with the spirit and effort of those who learn, teach, compete, play, or just have fun. The variety of sports classes and teams, both varsity and intramural, combined with the quality of their work, has made Williams stand out as a place where athletics thrive.
But, a question has to be asked: Do sports take over everything else on campus, pushing aside more intellectual pursuits? Although many would argue this point, one has to acknowledge that sports can only have a positive impact on people. At Williams, many have, in fact, chosen sports over other extracurricular opportunities, and it seems that no one has regretted such a choice.