More than 600 men and women, more than one third of the student body, participate in one or more of 32 intercollegiate varsity sports, and a greater number play in the intramural I-Play program and on club teams. There are 16 varsity teams for women, 15 for men, and one co-ed team, and they include baseball, basketball, crew, cross-country, field hockey, football, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, squash, nordic and alpine skiing, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, indoor and outdoor track and field, and volleyball.
Colby competes in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC). Founded in 1971, the conference includes 11 highly selective liberal arts colleges that are committed to academic excellence and believe that athletic excellence supports their educational missions.
Department of Athletics Mission Statement
Colby Athletics at a Glance
The following information is being provided to students, head coaches and faculty members and is intended to summarize College policies on missed class time due to athletic contests.
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The C Club is an organization of alumni, parents, and friends who have been supporting Colby Athletics for more than 100 years. The C Club organizes functions in support of Colby athletics, recognizes and honors Colby athletes, and more.
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Founded in 1971, the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) is a group of eleven highly selective liberal arts colleges and universities that share a similar philosophy for intercollegiate athletics. The Conference was created out of a concern for the direction of intercollegiate athletic programs, and remains committed to keeping a proper perspective on the role of sport in higher education.
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