The long-standing motto of Emory's athletics program, "Athletics for All," reaffirms the University's goal to provide athletic opportunities for all students, whether for a varsity athlete, a fitness buff, or a recreational participant.
Emory's varsity athletic teams compete in the NCAA Division III, which comprises schools that offer academic scholarships and need-based financial aid but no athletic scholarships. Along with seven other leading private research universities, Emory is a member of the University Athletic Association. The UAA institutions believe that academic excellence and athletic excellence are not mutually exclusive; that a consistent and challenging level of athletic competition should be provided for both men and women; that athletic excellence is not to be confused with a win-at-all-costs attitude, but properly relates to the caliber of experience offered to students who participate in intercollegiate athletics; and that athletic programs should not only complement the academic experience, but should also reflect the quality of the academic environment within which they exist.
Emory's varsity teams include men's baseball, men's and women's basketball and soccer, cross-country, women's volleyball, swimming and diving, indoor and outdoor track and field, women's softball, men's golf, and men's and women's tennis. For more information, go to http://www.emoryathletics.com.
The George W. Woodruff Physical Education Center is the centerpiece of the athletics and recreation program, with facilities and equipment available for use by everyone in the Emory community. Inside the center are four regulation-size basketball and volleyball courts, an Olympic-size swimming pool, racquetball and squash courts, and an indoor track. The equipment includes Stairmasters, rowing machines, Nautilus circuits, and exercycles. Adjacent to the P.E. center are an outdoor track, soccer field, and tennis courts.
Emory's intramural program continues to expand each year. In addition, students have organized club sports in lacrosse, ice hockey, water polo, crew, field hockey, rugby, bicycling, and mountaineering. Those who seek instruction or noncompetitive activities may choose from a variety of noncredit recreational classes, the most popular being aerobics and karate. For more information visit www.rec.emory.edu/clubsports.