Alfred State Athletics offers intercollegiate sports and intramurals and has great facilities for exercise or a quick game of pick-up. Whether you want to compete or just stay in shape, Alfred State has something for all Pioneers.
The Athletic Department sponsors 19 intercollegiate varsity sports (18 NCAA Division III and 1 IHSA):
Women's sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Track & Field (Indoor/Outdoor), and Volleyball
Men's sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Track & Field (Indoor & Outdoor), and Wrestling
Co-ed sport: Western Equestrian
The Athletic Department is a NCAA Division III member. Therefore, no consideration of athletic ability or athletic accomplishments will be considered in determining students' scholarship eligibility or financial aid packages. Incoming freshmen students who wish to compete in intercollegiate athletics must be admitted into a four-year program OR have a 78 or 2.4/4.0 high school average AND a 930 "new" SAT or a 18 composite ACT to be immediately eligible their first semester. Incoming transfer students who wish to compete in intercollegiate athletics must be admitted into a four-year program OR have a 2.0 cumulative GPA for consideration. Continuing students must achieve good standing and progess toward a degree to continue competition.
For more casual athletes, our intramural sports program encourages fun, exercise, and social interaction. No matter the student's athletic ability, there's a position and a place for them to participate. The intramural program runs during the fall and spring semesters and offers a variety of sports including soccer, basketball, flag football, obstacle courses, and corn hole.
Alfred State has two options for students of the college, faculty/staff, and members of the community to reach their fitness goals. The Pioneer Fitness Center located in the Pioneer Center houses cardiovascular equipment, resistive weight equipment, and a free weight area while the Orvis Strength and Conditioning Room houses free weights and power racks. Managed by a full-time certified director, the centers are staffed at all times to ensure a safe and effective workout for all participants regardless of fitness level.
The Orvis Activities Center is also home to the swimming pool. Open swimming hours are also available daily for student or community use.
Physical education classes are also offered by the Athletic Department. Each semester, a variety of physical fitness, sport classes, and health and wellness classes are taught.