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Athletics

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1 College Freshman

Athletics: There are only a handful of varsity sports teams at Emory and no one pays attention to them. The majority of Emory students graduate having never attended a sporting event. The intramurals are relatively well participated in, especially considering how anti-athletics Emory is. There's no football team which really is sad. The lack of interest in sports makes for a absence of school spirit on campus.

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2 College Senior

Athletics: I honestly feel like no one cares about any sports here.

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2 College Sophomore

Athletics: There needs to be a football team.

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3 College Senior

Athletics: There is some involvement in athletics at this school.

3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Not really a sports person myself.

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Emory is home to many top-tier Division III varsity sports, as can be seen by the many national championships won each year by its student athletes. Not only are Emory's student-athletes among the best in the nation, Emory's athletic facilities are second-to-none as well. However, if one were to ask the average Emory student if he would rather be a star athlete on an Emory varsity team of his choosing or a fraternity playboy, he would most likely chose the latter. 

While many of Emory's varsity sports teams are consistently ranked nationally, such as the swimming, soccer, and softball teams, the overall student population frankly does not seem too interested, and this can be seen in the spotty attendance at each of the sporting events. Varsity games are rarely the buzz around campus, and it is not often that athletics are even discussed by the general student population. Many students believe that a football team would not only increase school spirit but would also increase the overall popularity of varsity sports in general. While occasionally some games will fill up with students, these occurrences are few and far between and it is unlikely you will have more than a couple hundred students at any given event. The basketball team generally has the highest attendance numbers, but this is likely because of convenience and ease of access. Emory is severly lacking in school spirit, as Emory students will very rarely go out of their way to attend a varsity sports game.

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
  • NAA
  • NCAA
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conferences
Football: N/A
Basketball: University Athletic Association
School Colors
Blue and gold
School Nickname
Eagles
Men Playing Varsity Sports
182 - 6%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
179 - 5%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
Club Sports
  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Crew
  • Cricket
  • Cycling and triathlon
  • Equestrian
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse (men's and women's)
  • Rock climbing
  • Rugby (men's and women's)
  • Running
  • Sailing
  • Soccer
  • Squash
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee (men's and women's)
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo (men's and women's)
  • Weightlifting
  • Wrestling
Intramurals
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Racquetball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • Basketball arena
  • Chappell Park
  • George F. Cooper Jr. Field
  • Indoor and outdoor tennis courts
  • Natatorium
  • Soccer field
  • Track
  • Varsity weight room
  • Woodruff Physical Education Center (WoodPEC)
Most Popular Sports
Swimming and soccer
Most Overlooked Teams
Every team-athletics just aren't that big here.
School Spirit
The student consensus is that Emory lacks school spirit. This is not to say that Emory students are not grateful and proud of their University, but varsity athletics simply do not mean much to the average student. Many students believe that if Emory were to field a football team, it would unite the student body and raise school spirit. Others believe that Greek life supersedes athletics at Emory. Whatever the case may be, Emory's top-tier athletics are simply not enough to draw large crowds at their games.
Getting Tickets
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Best Place to Take a Walk
Lullwater Park

Student Polls

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 92 responses

  • 2% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
  • 8% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 58% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 33% No one pays attention to varsity sports.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 92 responses

  • 46% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).
  • 9% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 42% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 3% Almost no one participates in them.

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 89 responses

  • 9% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.
  • 54% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 28% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 9% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.

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