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Athletics

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5 College Senior

Athletics: University of Hartford puts a lot of money into the sports complex and it shows. It's a very nice complex with multiple gyms and two pools. The sports center caters to both athletes and nonathletes. Overall it is Awesome for the small school.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: not much of the school attends the sporting events however, given the opportunity to speak with an athlete, most students take an interest in the current standing of each team.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Not a lot of students attend sports games, unfortunately. There are free shirts, however, that are often given out at sports games which is nice to look forward to.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: I'm not very involved with sports but I do know that it's a division one school and that there is always a game of some sort taking place.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: There are a variety of sports offered and I am very impressed that there is going to be a girls Lacrosse team in a few years due to a request from the students.

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The University of Hartford is home to the Hawks and the school’s beloved mascot, Howie the Hawk, who is at the center of all sporting events. The Hawks are Division I and play in the America East Conference. There are many varsity sports offered at the University, including baseball, men's and women's basketball, cross country, men's and women's golf, lacrosse, men's and women's soccer, softball, men's and women's tennis, track and field, and volleyball. But, while there are many teams to join or watch, there is no football team, something that many students say is needed here.

There is, however, a rugby team and many intramural teams. Intramural basketball is a very popular sport on campus, and students pack the intramural gym on game days. As a whole, athletics are very important to the University, and the games are usually broadcast on TV or radio. Many of the teams have their successes and failures, but the women's basketball team is the most successful—the team makes it to the NCAA or WNIT tournament nearly every season. Overall, sports are a major part of the University, and they provide a lot of fun and entertainment for the students who are not on teams.

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
  • NAA
  • NCAA
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conferences
Football: N/A
Basketball: America East
School Colors
Scarlet and white
School Nickname
Hawks
Men Playing Varsity Sports
163 - 7%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
114 - 5%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
Club Sports
  • Bowling
  • Karate
  • Paintball
  • Rugby (men's, women's)
  • Skiing and snowboarding
  • Volleyball (men's)
Intramurals
  • Badminton
  • Dodgeball
  • Flag football
  • Indoor soccer
  • Kickball
  • Racquetball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Turf hockey
  • Turkey trot
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Walleyball
  • Whiffleball
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • Al-Marzook Field
  • Chase Arena
  • Fiondella Field
  • Hartford Softball Field
  • Hartford Tennis Courts
  • Hartford Volleyball Gym
  • Reich Family Pavilion
  • University of Hartford Recreational Field
Most Popular Sports
Basketball, soccer, and lacrosse.
Most Overlooked Teams
Baseball, golf, and track and field.
School Spirit
The students who attend games do not anything special to prepare before them, but when they get there, they are filled with school spirit. Some students are often very excited and begin chants in the crowd to cheer on the teams.
Getting Tickets
Sporting events on campus are usually free for students, so they don't have to purchase tickets or even wait in line to get them. All they have to do is show their student ID, and they are able to get in.
Best Place to Take a Walk
The best place to talk a walk is around the entire campus considering it is not that big.

Student Polls

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 117 responses

  • 3% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
  • 37% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 58% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 3% No one pays attention to varsity sports.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 117 responses

  • 36% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).
  • 24% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 36% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 4% Almost no one participates in them.

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 117 responses

  • 9% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.
  • 58% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 27% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 5% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.
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