Athletics at Emory
At Emory, athletics means athletics for all. Sixty percent of students participate in intercollegiate, club, recreation, or intramural sports.
Emory emphasizes the physical and social aspects of student development and learning, in addition to academic pursuits. Because of this belief in a total education, Emory's Department of Athletics and Recreation offers a special program that encourages students at all levels of and interest to participate.
Emory is also committed to intercollegiate competition. In 1986, Emory formed the University Athletic Association (UAA) with seven other urban research universities. Competing within NCAA Division III, Emory offers intercollegiate teams for men and women in cross country, swimming, tennis, track and field, and soccer, as well as golf and basketball for men and volleyball for women. Club sports provide additional competitive opportunities. These teams include women's basketball, crew, rugby, ultimate Frisbee, ice hockey, lacrosse, racquetball, and rowing.
The George W. Woodruff Physical Education Center provides a modern, spacious facility for athletics, enhancing Emory's campus and community life. The center includes a fifty-meter pool, four basketball courts, two Nautilus weight circuits, racquetball and squash courts, and a dance and combative studio. The facility overlooks a soccer field and a four-hundred-meter, eight-lane track. Seven lighted rooftop tennis courts and six tennis courts adjacent to the center are available for year-round use.
The Emory Recreation Program offers noncredit classes for six-week sessions in activities such as exercise, aerobics, fitness, racquetball, jazz-exercise, swimnastics and weight training. More than 3,000 students, faculty, staff, and families participate annually in these dynamic health-enrichment classes.