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3 College Junior

Athletics: I don't really go to the gym too often, but the facilities are pretty good. Sports is not too big, but lots participate.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: We may not be D1 players but we have D1 hearts.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: I'm not a good atheltic person but the teams are great.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: We do not pay that much attention to varsity sports here.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: The school does a good job for a small campus


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The students say it best. Athletics are fun, but they are not a big deal on Denison's campus. Denison is a Division III school, and admittance into sporting events is free to Denison students. It's true that Denison boasts an excellent swim team that is nationally ranked, but most students have never watched the swim team compete. A few more students go to the rugby games, but while varsity sports are important to the athletes playing them, they are not a driving force on campus. Intramurals are probably bigger than varsity sports, but they are nowhere near as competitive. People involved in IMs are mostly involved to stay in shape in between classes and homework. Soccer is popular, both as an IM and as a (more competitive) club sport. Martial arts are also popular as club sports. If you are looking for a big football or basketball program, then Denison is not for you. Overall, athletics are secondary to academics. People involved in them will do their best, as it seems they do with academics, but sports do not dominate the social scene. They are considered a fun pastime for those who are interested, and they're relatively ignored by those who are not.

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
  • NAA
  • NCAA
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conferences
Football: North Coast Athletic Conference
Basketball: North Coast Athletic Conference
School Colors
Red and white
School Nickname
Big Red
Men Playing Varsity Sports
264 - 26%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
166 - 13%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Field hockey
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
Club Sports
  • Badminton
  • Basketball (men's)
  • Bowling
  • Cheerleading
  • Clay target
  • Crew
  • Cricket
  • Dance (women's)
  • Equestrian
  • Fencing
  • Frisbee golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Ice hockey (men's)
  • Lacrosse
  • Outing
  • Quidditch
  • Rock climbing
  • Rugby
  • Running
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Squash (men's)
  • Swimming
  • Taekwondo
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Yoga
  • Zumba
  • Basketball
  • Dodgeball
  • Flag football
  • Floor hockey
  • Kickball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • Barclay-Thomsen Field
  • Big Red Baseball Field
  • Deeds Field-Piper Stadium
  • Denison Softball Field
  • Denison Tennis Courts
  • Granville Golf Course
  • Livingston Gymnasium
  • Mitchell Center
  • Trumbull Aquatics Center
Most Popular Sports
Swimming! Swimming is Denison's best sport.
Most Overlooked Teams
Men's baseball, women's soccer, and men's and women's tennis
Getting Tickets
Because of Denison's small size, it is very easy to get tickets to games. Sporting events are free for students, so it isn't expensive to be a spectator.
Best Place to Take a Walk
Bio Reserve, downtown Granville

Student Polls

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 60 responses

  • 2% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
  • 18% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 65% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 15% No one pays attention to varsity sports.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 56 responses

  • 25% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).
  • 27% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 48% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 0% Almost no one participates in them.

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 53 responses

  • 17% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.
  • 60% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 19% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 4% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.



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