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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% of undergraduates participate in some athletic or recreation program. Besides our Division I varsity sports teams, W&M has a thriving sport club and intramural scene, a multi-million dollar student recreation center and a ton of opportunities for outdoor adventure. 

Students laughing in a tipping canoe in an indoor swimming pool filling buckets of water.

{{, Campus Recreation}} hosts the intramural Canoe Battleship Tournament — because we like competition, but we don't always like to take ourselves too seriously. Four teams enter the water arena, but only one will remain floating.

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 {{,W&M men’s basketball}} team.

women's lacrosse

The {{, W&M women's lacrosse}} team is just one of our many varsity sports teams that is committed to balancing academic demands with athletic success.

Tribe football game

We love {{,W&M football}}, and we're not alone. Look around the NFL and you'll find several former Tribe standouts, including the Bill's head coach Sean McDermott ’98 and the Steelers’ head coach Mike Tomlin '95, the youngest head coach to win a Super Bowl.

The {{,W&M women's soccer team}} is here to compete, and we love to cheer them on. This powerhouse team has played in the NCAA tournament 18 of the past 25 years.

student fence at Day for Admitted Students

Our dozens of {{,sports clubs}} — more competitive than {{, intramurals}} without the time commitment of {{, 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 men's soccer players mid play

The {{,W&M men's soccer}} team takes on a CAA conference rival under the lights at Albert-Daly Field.

Tribe swimming

William & Mary fields {{, NCAA Division 1 sports teams}}, including championship-level men's and women's swimming.

Member of mountain bike team riding into Sunken Garden

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.

Pep band

The Pep Band revs up the crowd in Zable Stadium during a football game. This fun, scramble-style band, along with our W&M cheerleaders and dancers, Tribal Fever, and our pants-less mascot, {{, Reveley 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.

the Griffin and fans

{{,Reveley 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 {{,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.