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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: We got all new gym equipment for the fitness center in January but it is still a very small space and can get a little claustrophobic if it gets crowded.

2 College Freshman

Athletics: Tier 3. My roommate (a cheerleader) informed me that cheerleading was a club as opposed to a sport up until this year. She is currently the only person on the cheer team.

2 College Freshman

Athletics: It's pretty nonexistent but acceptable because I don't like sports.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: The athletic activities in my school are attended by students, however, not most of the students partake in the sporting activities. A number of student opt for the gym while a certain number are normally spectators. The sporting facilities are one to write home about.

4 College Student

Athletics: Webster is a great private education

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Sports and athletics are not incredibly popular concepts at Webster. If any interest lies in sports, it is with the nontraditional or intramural gaming events like the Quidditch team or the other intramural sports held every fall semester. There are other options besides just athletics and sporting events that encourage a healthy lifestyle. Fencing, swimming, tennis, and even Zumba classes are offered for both fall and spring semesters, each worth one class credit per class. These tend to be more popular, while still being uncompetitive and for class credit.

Those within the athletic department treat their sport like a second job, with early-morning warm-ups and continuous training throughout the season. Sporting events held in Grant Gymnasium do get some recognition, but certainly not to the extent of neighboring campuses. The department occupies the lower level of the University Center and reflects the negligent attitude the campus has about sports. The fitness center, athletic equipment, and the training room all need upgrading, and the athletic departments are split into two different offices: one on the lower level and the other amongst the first-year experience offices. The department is only able to host basketball and volleyball games on campus, due to the lack of a field for outdoor sports; for example, the soccer park is a 10-minute drive from campus. Support for the athletic department has grown since team membership has increased, but it still isn't gaining the attention that other departments have.

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
  • NAA
  • NCAA
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conferences
Football: N/A
Basketball: St. Louis Intercollegiate Ath Conf
School Colors
Navy, gold, and white
School Nickname
Gorlok
Men Playing Varsity Sports
100 - 9%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
97 - 7%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
Club Sports
  • Danceline
  • Humans versus Zombies (HvZ)
  • Paintball
  • Quidditch
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
Intramurals
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Kickball
  • Volleyball
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • AB Soccer Park
  • Blackburn Park
  • GCS Ballpark
  • Grant Gymnasium
  • Sunset Country Club
  • Webster Groves Tennis Center
Most Popular Sports
Soccer and volleyball
Most Overlooked Teams
Baseball, softball, and tennis
School Spirit
Students cheer on the Gorlok mascot whenever they get the chance. But as far as athletics go, this is not where the school spirit dwells. Instead, it is focused on either the Gorlok or the school itself. Students would rather cheer on Webster University as a whole in other competitions than just athletic ones.
Getting Tickets
Tickets are obtained at the door of the Grant Gym. Webster students get in for free, provided they have their Webster student ID.
Best Place to Take a Walk
After class, you can take a short walk around the shopping center just minutes from the campus. Various restaurants and shops are a great place to stroll and window shop while getting some exercise. There are also steppers, treadmills, and other fitness equipment to use in the fitness center, located on the lower level of the University Center.

Student Polls

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 70 responses

  • 0% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
  • 17% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 57% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 26% No one pays attention to varsity sports.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 70 responses

  • 29% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).
  • 7% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 51% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 13% Almost no one participates in them.

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 67 responses

  • 6% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.
  • 34% 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.
  • 31% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.
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