Academic Catalog

Athletics

The University sponsors 23 men’s and women’s NCAA Division III varsity teams for intercollegiate competition and two team sports. Varsity men’s teams compete in baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, swimming, and indoor and outdoor track and field. Varsity women’s teams compete in basketball, cross country, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, volleyball, and indoor and outdoor track and field. Men and women compete together in riding. Men’s and Women’s Rugby are the team sports. UMW competes in the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC).

The Anderson Events Center seats 1,700 spectators for sports, and 2,800 spectators for concerts. The Goolrick physical education building provides a basketball gymnasium, dance studios, an intercollegiate swimming pool with electronic touch time system, an auxiliary gymnasium, an 8,000-square-foot weight training room, an indoor golf practice facility, three competitive volleyball courts, two indoor batting cages, and two athletic training rooms. A 15,000 square foot fitness center is connected to Goolrick and is open seven days per week during the academic year. The six-court indoor Tennis Center is a great resource for student athletes and the campus community. State-of-the-art outdoor facilities are located at the Battleground Complex on Hanover St. and include fields for baseball, soccer, lacrosse, softball, and field hockey; three artificial surface fields (two lighted); cross country courses and a running trail; 12 lighted tennis courts; and a newly completed, state of the art all-weather track and field facility.