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Athletics

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: Students view most athletes as gods, but don't actually attend sporting events. They are just known for popularity (parties).

5 College Student

Athletics: it's a small school so it's good to play sports on

4 College Freshman

Athletics: The athletics building is always open to students, and to clubs. it is easy to use. the games for the varsity sports are occasionally talked about, but there are not huge followings. The indoor riding arena is the best (and only) in the area.

3 College Junior

Athletics: For Division 3, the Varsity athletes are too serious.

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2 College Freshman

Athletics: Although we do have sports, the only people interested are those that play. We are a D3 school, except for the equestrian team, and games do not attract big crowds or anything.

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Although Skidmore is a Division III/Liberty League school, sports are not very central to campus life. All of the sports teams on campus take their sport very seriously and compete successfully within their leagues. There is some bitterness about the lack of support for Skidmore's sports. There is very little school-wide spirit surrounding sports on campus. 

There is also a fairly large divide between athletes and non-athletes. This can be chalked up to time spent on/with a team and differing interests as well as stigmas put on both athletes and non-athletes. For example, since Skidmore is a Division III school, Skidmore does not give its sports scholarships; every student is there on academic merit. Despite this divide, there are certainly athletes who are friends with non-athletes and vice versa.

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
  • NAA
  • NCAA
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conferences
Football: N/A
Basketball: Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association
School Colors
Green, white, and yellow
School Nickname
Thoroughbreds
Men Playing Varsity Sports
189 - 19%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
184 - 11%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Ice hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Equestrian
  • Field hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
Club Sports
  • Aerobics
  • Alpine skiing
  • Climbing
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Ice hockey (men's and women's)
  • Martial arts
  • Nordic skiing
  • Polo
  • Sailing
  • Snowboarding
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Yoga
Intramurals
  • Basketball
  • Dodgeball
  • Flag football
  • Racquetball
  • Soccer (indoor)
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • Aerobics and fitness area
  • Athletic training room and human-performance laboratory
  • Fields for soccer, lacrosse, field hockey, and softball
  • Ingram Park
  • Intramural gym
  • Main gymnasium with basketball/volleyball courts
  • Outdoor tennis courts
  • Racquetball courts
  • Saratoga Springs Ice Rink
  • Six-lane indoor pool with separate diving well
  • Van Lennep Riding Center
  • Wachenheim Field
  • Weight room
  • Williamson Sports Center
Most Popular Sports
Basketball, crew, lacrosse, hockey, riding, soccer
Most Overlooked Teams
Golf (though, some would say all teams)
School Spirit
There is not an overwhelming about of school spirit at Skidmore. Games are not extremely well attended.
Getting Tickets
No tickets are required.
Best Place to Take a Walk
Down to Haupt Pond, on North Broadway (the street is lined with beautiful Victorian mansions), on the paths through North Woods

Student Polls

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 46 responses

  • 0% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
  • 11% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 65% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 24% No one pays attention to varsity sports.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 45 responses

  • 38% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).
  • 13% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 47% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 2% Almost no one participates in them.

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 46 responses

  • 4% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.
  • 52% 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.
  • 15% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.
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