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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Division 3 just isn't very popular.

1 College Sophomore

Athletics: I speak from experience as a former t&f & xc runner. We are in the process of paying for a 160 meter indoor track that will never be used because 160 meters is too much turning and leads to injuries. Too much to ask for the extra 40 meters. No one really follows athletics too closely that I know of because 60% of the students are athletes and solely into their own sports, which is respectable. Football gets their own gym but good luck to anyone else who wants to work out.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Since it is a small school a lot of people are involved with sports. I do not attend a lot of sporting events, but there is normally a decent turn out since the school is small you go to sporting events to support your friends.

2 College Freshman

Athletics: They have an outstanding track team however during the tour the skimmed across sports teams.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: There is a good amount of spirit and support.

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There is a huge percentage of the student population that is involved in some kind of sports team. While the involvement in sports is great, the number of people on some of the teams can get a bit ridiculous. For example, the football team is enormous, and unless you are a terrific player, you will most likely be sitting on the sidelines for your first few years here. While W&J has all of the most common sports like baseball, wrestling, and swimming, there is also a whole range of interesting sports that many students have never seen before coming to college. Although many freshmen may have never seen, for example, a rugby game before coming to W&J, the coaches welcome them to join and are happy to teach them the rules of the game.

Even the students who are not involved in sports usually attend games with their friends, and the Wellness Center is always filled with students working out. This gym, along with the Henry Memorial Gym, is very clean and well maintained and has long hours allowing students to come whenever they have time in their schedule. The intramural sports on campus are also very popular, as are random pickup games that happen throughout the year, and the lawn outside of Olin always gets torn up after games of ultimate Frisbee or flag football.

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
  • NAA
  • NCAA
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conferences
Football: Presidents' Athletic Conference
Basketball: Presidents' Athletic Conference
School Colors
Red and black
School Nickname
George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Together, they're called the Presidents.
Men Playing Varsity Sports
324 - 45%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
199 - 29%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Field hockey
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
Club Sports
  • Cheerleading
  • Dance team
  • Equestrian
  • Fencing
  • Figure skating
  • Hockey
  • Ice hockey
  • Martial arts
  • Outdoors
  • Rugby (men's and women's)
  • Soccer (men's)
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Zumba
Intramurals
  • Basketball (men's and women's)
  • Billiards
  • Bocce
  • Cornhole
  • Darts
  • Dodgeball (coed)
  • Flag football (men's and coed)
  • Kickball (coed)
  • Racquetball (men's and women's)
  • Soccer (men's and women's)
  • Softball (coed)
  • Street hockey (men's)
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis (men's and women's)
  • Ultimate Frisbee (coed)
  • Volleyball (coed)
  • Wallyball (coed)
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • Brooks Park
  • Cameron Stadium
  • Henry Memorial Center
  • Henry Memorial Natatorium
  • Janet L. Swanson Tennis Courts
  • Ross Memorial Park and Alexandre Stadium
  • Swanson Wellness Center
Most Popular Sports
The football and baseball games are the most well-followed sporting events and can draw the largest crowds.
Most Overlooked Teams
Most of the sports involving the swimming pool seem to be the most overlooked: swimming, diving, and water polo.
School Spirit
Most students at W&J will go to sporting events that their friends are playing in, but otherwise most people will not go. Since it is a small school, though, there are a lot of people who know people on the teams and want to support them, so the games are fairly well attended.
Getting Tickets
Tickets for all sporting events are free to students, but for many you don't even need a ticket to get in.
Best Place to Take a Walk
The track at Cameron Stadium or the indoor track in the Wellness Center are both places where students can take a walk. When students want take a more scenic walk, however, Washington Park or around town are the more popular options.
Did You Know?
In 2006, Men's Fitness magazine ranked W&J as the 14th "Fittest Colleges in America."

Student Polls

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 60 responses

  • 5% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
  • 32% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 60% 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 60 responses

  • 18% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).
  • 30% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 48% 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 61 responses

  • 2% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.
  • 56% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 31% 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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