Competitive Athletics

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Wheaton athletics and recreation programs offer invaluable opportunities to build connections, develop leadership skills, and sustain a healthy and active lifestyle. 

Wheaton students are an active bunch—about half of our students participate in varsity or recreational sports—and they have a lot of options to choose from. Wheaton is an NCAA Division III school, competing in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC), and offers 21 varsity men's and women's athletic programs as well as more than a dozen recreational sports and clubs. An investment in our athletic and recreational programs will maintain our extensive recreational facilities, secure our membership to NEWMAC Conference, attract and retain top-rated coaches as well as keeping all of our students moving! 

Wheaton Fund donations will help support:

Varsity Sports

Wheaton College supports hundreds of student-athletes who compete on of our NCAA Division III athletic teams or on our NCAA Division I Synchronized Swimming program, which happens to be one of the oldest synchronized swimming programs in the world. A few highlights of our varsity athletic program include:

  • The Lyons have won NCAA Division III National Championships
  • Within the last decade, Lyons have won 29 NEWMAC championships during both regular and tournament seasons
  • There have been 64 student-athletes crowned individual national champions
  • Lyon student-athletes have earned 694 NEWMAC Academic All-Conference accolades 
  • 94 Wheaton coaches have received Coach of the Year honors

Campus Recreation 

The Wheaton College athletics department offers a variety of club and intramural sports for students on campus throughout the academic year that are known for featuring low-key competition and high-spirited fun. Wheaton’s growing recreational program recently has had over 850 student-athletes participating on one of the 14 club teams, with their experience ranging from being purely recreational to locally competitive.  

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