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3 College Junior

Athletics: I do not generally follow the athletic community at my school. However, the athletic equipment and workout facility is open to athletes and non-athletes; and the facilities are a great place for both types of people to workout in. Non-athletes are not discouraged in anyway of using the facilities and I like that aspect.

4 College Student

Athletics: There are always games going on for something, softball.. Basketball.. It's pretty cool!

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Wisconsin has a strong support for Badger athletics.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Sports are a very big thing.

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: I am on the tennis team and sometimes when walking around campus, I'll get stopped by a faculty member and they will ask "Aren't you on the tennis team?". It's nice to know that the faculty and staff also keep up on the sports even though they might not attend the games.


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Athletics could honestly be better. There is very little of a following for the teams, and the majority of students that tries out makes it because there is such a small pool of students to choose from. The athletics program is becoming bigger, but it is quite slow. On the plus side, students, faculty, and staff can get into games for free, so there is no excuse for not checking out some games. The intramural sports have failed miserably. Everyone is so busy at Alverno with their outside lives and jobs that no one has time to play sports for fun. The College even tried having a monthly dodgeball night, and only two people showed up.

Even though Alverno sports are slowly growing, they still have a long way to go. But, honestly, Alverno's mission is not to have the best basketball players in Milwaukee; its mission is to give women the chance to have a higher education. An active athletics department is going to take a long time to develop, but with the continually increasing student population, there will naturally be more and more students who are interested in playing sports.

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
  • NAA
  • NCAA
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III
Athletic Conferences
Football: N/A
Basketball: Northern Athletics Conference
School Colors
Brown and gold
School Nickname
Men Playing Varsity Sports
0 - 0%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
60 - 3%
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track and Field/Cross Country
  • Volleyball
Club Sports
Dance team
  • Dodgeball
  • Kickball
  • Softball
  • Spy games
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • Alverno Athletic Fields (soccer and softball)
  • Fitness Center
  • Inferno Team Room
  • Milwaukee County Parks
  • Nicolet H.S. Tennis Court
  • Reiman Gymnasium (basketball and volleyball)
Most Popular Sports
The basketball team often draws a decent crowd. This may be because they play during the winter, when more students are likely to watch them, unlike during the spring or early fall when students would rather be having fun in the sun instead of watching softball or soccer.
Most Overlooked Teams
The track team has some serious athletes who train just as hard as the soccer or basketball players, but do not receive the same recognition from fellow students. However, almost all of the teams do not get the attention they deserve.
School Spirit
The sense of community felt on campus is not exactly school spirit. There is definitely a feeling that the students are all there together, but it's not school spirit in the traditional sense of wearing school colors and painting faces at athletic events. But Alverno is the thread that weaves all alumnae together.
Getting Tickets
Students get in free to any sporting event at Alverno.
Best Place to Take a Walk
The best place to take a walk is down Oklahoma Avenue toward Lake Michigan. This, however, is not on school grounds. Alverno's campus is in the middle of a residential area, and therefore, the campus itself is quite small, and there aren't any vast trails or wooded areas for walks.

Student Polls

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 61 responses

  • 2% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
  • 33% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 56% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 10% No one pays attention to varsity sports.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 60 responses

  • 23% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).
  • 10% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 55% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 12% Almost no one participates in them.

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 62 responses

  • 6% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.
  • 55% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 29% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 10% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.
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