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3 College Junior

Athletics: Poor Facilities – Teams could be better if it were for better facilities, they could attract more/better student athletes. The fan support is good but could be better.

4 College Senior

Athletics: Not a Joiner, but Hear It's Good – I'm not really a participant with the athletics department, but we have several events related with sports.

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Pretty Good – Girls basketball made it to the playoffs.
Cross country received 2nd place in the ASC Conference. Overall, there is good spirit on campus.

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3 College Senior

Athletics: Eagle Pride – Everyone gives a 110% when they are cheering on the eagles whether it is soccer, baseball, cross country, tennis, softball, basketball! We can't make every game but when we do we do our best to cheer the loudest. Facilities could be better but we are division 3 school.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: Students Support the Teams. Although our school is not the best at all sports, our students are pretty good about going and supporting our teams. Chances are that you will know at least one of the players on the field.

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The various types of sports available to the University of the Ozarks students are baseball, basketball, cross country, soccer, softball, and tennis. In the 1960s, the school had a football team, but it quickly faded due to the lack of interest and funds. Though the statistics of the teams from the last few years are not good, the students are always supportive, win or lose. Overall, though, academics are more important than sports in the eyes of the students.

Each team is well respected, but the cross country, soccer, and tennis teams do the best of all other sports on campus. Students, faculty, and staff are always attending the sporting events. School spirit is very prominent, and each year the University has Spirit Week. Each day of Spirit Week there is a random theme to help the University get pumped up about school pride. If students are not on a varsity team, they can always join the intramural sports teams. Some of the intramurals are the normal varsity sports, but there are also activities like bowling, badminton, and volleyball. In addition, all of the athletic facilities are clean, accessible, and very up-to-date.

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
  • NAA
  • NCAA
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conferences
Football: N/A
Basketball: American Southwest Conference
School Colors
Purple and Gold
School Nickname
Men Playing Varsity Sports
121 - 44%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
76 - 23%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
Club Sports
  • Cheerleading
  • General recreation
  • Outback sports
  • Shooting
  • Soccer
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Dodgeball
  • Flag football
  • Golf
  • Pingpong
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • Hurie Athletic Field
  • Lonnie R. Qualls Field
  • Mabee Sports Complex
  • Tennis courts
Most Popular Sports
Basketball and baseball are popular.
Most Overlooked Teams
Students believe that cross country is overlooked.
School Spirit
The University of the Ozarks has a high amount of school spirit, especially during Spirit Week/Homecoming every year. Also, the amount of sports coverage from the Communiqué and the other campus magazines also generates a sense of pride in the athletics. Everyone usually gets excited and goes out to the games to support their friends. The University equally represents sports and academics.
Getting Tickets
Students who attend the University of the Ozarks get in for free to any college sports game, while the general public has to pay around $10 to $12 to get in. The lines are only long if you have to pay to see the game, but other than that, it's fine.
Best Place to Take a Walk
Near the University of the Ozarks, there is the Spadra Creek Trail in Clarksville. Also, there is Mt. Magazine State Park in Paris; Byrd's Adventure Center in Ozark; Petit Jean State Park in Morrilton; Mt. Nebo State Park in Dardanelle; and Bona Dea Trails Park in Russellville.

Student Polls

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 16 responses

  • 0% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
  • 38% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 62% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 0% No one pays attention to varsity sports.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 16 responses

  • 69% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).
  • 19% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 12% 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 14 responses

  • 0% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.
  • 36% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 50% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 14% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.
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