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3 College Freshman

Athletics: Sports just aren't a very big deal here. It works fine for the athletes, but it's not an important part of campus life for most.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Varsity sports foster strong community, intramurals are fun, but athletics aren't too big of a deal!

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Athletics are a major part of some people's experience, but I am not too concerned.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: The resources of athletics at school are great! They really care about athletes and try to provide them with the best utilities. A lot of people who aren't on varsity teams come and participate in intramural sports so everyone takes advantage of the facilities!

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: There isn't a lot of school spirit with regards to sports but they are available for students who are interested in participating in a sport. Personally, I participate in intramural sports and those are a lot of fun.

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Sports are not a large part of Scripps life, unless you choose to become involved. Unlike at large universities, there is not a huge emphasis on games and rallies. There are a good number of Scripps students on teams, but sports are for the most part not their main priority. However, for students who are serious about sports or just enjoy playing and watching, there are plenty of opportunities and resources. The small student body makes it possible for everyone who is interested in sports to become involved.

Scripps has a joint sports team with Claremont McKenna and Harvey Mudd (CMS). Scripps supports all of the standard teams, as well as women's lacrosse and intramural women's rugby. There's even a 5C ultimate Frisbee team called the Brain Eaters. Because of the small populations at each of the Claremont colleges, Scripps, CMC, and Harvey Mudd join forces to form the Athenas and Stags, while Pomona and Pitzer team up as the Sagehens. Both teams compete in the Division III Southern California division. The team spirit and support from the general student body is not always that great in that sports events are not widely attended, but the small following is very loyal.

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
  • NAA
  • NCAA
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III
Athletic Conferences
Football: N/A
Basketball: Southern California Intercoll Ath Conf
School Colors
Maroon and gold
School Nickname
Men Playing Varsity Sports
0 - 0%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
53 - 15%
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
Club Sports
  • Badminton
  • Ballroom dance
  • Cycling
  • Field Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Rugby
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Golf
  • Inner tube water polo
  • Paintball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • CMC Ducey Gym
  • Frank G. Wells Fitness Center
  • Peter and Gloria Gold Student Center (Pitzer College)
  • Pomona College Rains Center
  • The Ronald and Maxine Linde Activities Center (Harvey Mudd)
  • Sallie Tiernan Field House
  • Scripps Exercise Room
  • Scripps Swimming Pool
  • Tennis Courts
  • Tracks
Most Popular Sports
Football and basketball
School Spirit
Because sports do not have as strong of a presence at Scripps as at many large schools, school spirit is not typically characterized and expressed through teams, and most sporting events do not attract large crowds. Rather, students are very involved in the school and are constantly active in running and improving it. Many students comment that they show their school spirit through the way that they influence the outside world and through the changes that they can make in their lives. School spirit at Scripps is not blatant or rowdy, but there is clear love and loyalty. Traditions are upheld and respected, and students truly feel that the school is theirs. Students show off unique signature Scripps gear and the student store sells endearing objects with prints such as "Women on Top," "My sister goes to Scripps," or "My girlfriend goes to Scripps." As a consortium, all five colleges share a sense of Claremont pride, and the group is often referred to with the stereotype of the characters of the cartoon Scooby Doo. Students may criticize and poke fun at the other campuses and Claremont in general, but they become vehemently defensive if such comments are made by people outside of Claremont.
Getting Tickets
They're free.
Best Place to Take a Walk
Around the Scripps campus
Did You Know?
  • All sporting events are free.
  • Students from Scripps and Claremont McKenna formed a cheerleading squad and spirit team for the CMS football team.
  • The Claremont Colleges Ballroom Dance Company is a six-time national collegiate champion.

Student Polls

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 25 responses

  • 0% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
  • 4% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 60% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 36% No one pays attention to varsity sports.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 26 responses

  • 23% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).
  • 12% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 65% 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 27 responses

  • 33% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.
  • 41% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 15% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 11% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.
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