Brown is not an overly athletic school. Almost every student played some varsity sport in high school, but for most students, academics and other extracurricular activities come before athletics. However, there are a full range of varsity sports and less-intense club and intramural sports. Many Brown students go for runs around campus, or they find themselves playing catch or Frisbee on the Main Green.
Sports are just one aspect of social life, and they help relieve stress from the academic rigors of the University. Brown has facilities for non-athletes to swim, work out, and play organized sports. Brown also has gifted student athletes who may go underappreciated despite winning records.