Sports and Recreation

Varsity Sports

Varsity Sports

Photo credit Brannon Rockwell-Charland '14

Oberlin College is an NCAA Division III institution and part of the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC). We offer 21 varsity sports with roughly 350 student athletes each year. Become a Yeoman and compete in such varsity sports as basketball, baseball, cross country, football, lacrosse, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis and indoor and track and field.

Yeowomen compete in basketball, cross country, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, indoor and outdoor track and field, and volleyball. In recent years, Oberlin College has consistently sent players to Division III Nationals in cross country, track and field, and women's tennis. Every year, many of our teams are recognized as Academic All-Americans based on team grade-point averages.

Home contests take place within the college's state-of-the-art Austin E. Knowlton Athletics Complex and Dick Bailey Field, plus other outdoor venues that include the Robert Kahn Track and Fred Shults Field, Dill Field, and Culhane Field. You can use these facilities when not rooting for the home team. You also have access to facilities and equipment in Philips Physical Education Center, John Heisman Club Field House, and Robert Carr Pool.

While we compete against other colleges and universities throughout the region, our athletic rivals include the Kenyon College Lords and Ladies, the College of Wooster Fighting Scots, the Allegheny College Gators, and the Denison University Big Red.

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