Sports & Recreation

Athletics are a source of pride at William & Mary. We're winning conference titles, and graduating scholar athletes at a rate higher than any other public university in the country. Across the university, an impressive 85 percent of undergraduates participate in some athletic or recreation program. Besides our 23 Division I varsity sports teams, W&M has thriving sport clubs and intramural scene, a multi-million dollar student recreation center and a ton of opportunities for outdoor adventure. 

  • women's lacrosse

    A W&M lacrosse player steals the ball from her University of Virginia opponent. The {{http://www.tribeathletics.com/index.aspx?path=wlax, Tribe women's lacrosse}} team is just one of our nearly two dozen varsity sports teams that is committed to balancing academic demands with athletic success.

  • Tribe football game

    We love {{http://www.tribeathletics.com/index.aspx?path=football,Tribe football}}, and we're not alone. Look around the NFL and you'll find several former Tribe standouts on the field, including the Steelers’ head coach Mike Tomlin, the youngest head coach to win a Super Bowl.

  • Gold Rush Basketball game

    There’s no more loyal fan than a Tribe fan. One of our newer traditions is the annual Gold Rush game where students, faculty, staff and the community pack Kaplan Arena to cheer on the {{http://www.tribeathletics.com/index.aspx?path=mbball,Tribe men’s basketball}} team.

  • student fence at Day for Admitted Students

    Our dozens of {{http://www.wm.edu/offices/wellness/campusrec/sportclubs/,sports clubs}} — more competitive than {{http://www.wm.edu/offices/wellness/campusrec/imsports/, intramurals}} without the time commitment of {{http://tribeathletics.com, varsity}} — are perfect for bringing out your inner athlete. Many clubs compete against other colleges and universities on the local, regional and national levels.

  • Tribe cycling

    Tribe cyclists take on the many bike trails around campus as well as social rides and road races. Whether your passion is cycling, swimming, rock-climbing or sailing, there are teams for every athletic interest and every level of play.

  • Tribe swimming

    William & Mary fields {{http://tribeathletics.com,23 NCAA Division 1 sports teams}}, including championship-level men's and women's swimming.

  • Pep band

    The Pep Band revs up the crowd in Zable Stadium during a football game. This fun, scramble-style band, along with our Tribe cheerleaders and dancers, Tribal Fever, and our pants-less mascot, {{http://www.wm.edu/about/mascot/about/,the Griffin}}, make home games a popular pastime for students, alumni and the community.

  • Daniel Dixon semi-finals buzzer beater

    In arguably one of the best games in CAA conference history, Tribe standout Daniel Dixon’s 3-point jump shot with 0.8 seconds left in double overtime gave a 92-91 victory over Hofstra, sending the Tribe to the championship game.

  • cross country team

    William & Mary’s {{http://www.tribeathletics.com/index.aspx?path=wcross,women's cross country}} team often trains by pounding the streets and paths around campus.

  • Tribe soccer

    The {{http://www.tribeathletics.com/index.aspx?path=msoc,Tribe men's soccer}} team takes on a CAA conference rival under the lights at Albert-Daly Field.

  • the Griffin and fans

    {{http://www.wm.edu/about/mascot/about/,The Griffin}}, W&M’s mascot, is always on hand to cheer on the Tribe, or take a quick photo with his own personal fans.

  • men's rugby

    Both men's and women’s rugby are offered as a {{http://http://www.wm.edu/offices/wellness/campusrec/sportclubs/,club sport}}. In this match held during homecoming, it’s W&M vs. W&M – alumni vs. current students. Either way, it’s a win.