There are plenty of sports teams on campus. Some sports games are heavily attended by students, faculty, staff, and community members, while other sports lack the support. Some sports teams even lack financial support (field hockey was recently cut from the school's athletic program). In general, the men's basketball team is usually good and recently won its conference, the baseball team went to regionals, and some golfers went to the national championships. Regardless of these accomplishments, all athletes are well respected around campus. Catawba also has intramurals, including basketball, volleyball, and pingpong.
In terms of facilities, the fields and courts are fine, but the additional accommodations could be in better condition. They are definitely acceptable, but so much money is put into scholarships for the athletes that not enough money is left for the facilities. There is a track, but it wasn't designed properly and is shorter than regulation, so it cannot be used for running events.