Sports are not big in general at Wellesley, but as any Division III athlete can attest, they're big for students who participate. Balancing intense academics with demanding athletics isn't an easy task, so it's safe to say that Wellesley athletes are under-appreciated. Even when teams perform excellently, the college community rarely takes notice.
Rugby and ultimate Frisbee players, however, can count on a decent amount of attention, only because they often seem like social clubs. No Wellesley D-III varsity team is pulling in big spectators for home games and meets, but the crew team always has a big campus contingent turn out for the Head of the Charles regatta in the fall. It would be nice to have a team that drew all the students together, but for a D-III school whose main focus will always be academics, that probably isn't going to happen.