NCAA Division III

Excellence is the pursuit of every Clark student-athlete.

On the field, at the lake, in the pool or down the court, Clark student-athletes strive to honor our University's commitment to excellence in academics while winning in the realms of play. We make overall personal development the central goal to your time at Clark.

As a reflection of this commitment, our department-wide grade-point average was over 3.2 last year and 45 Clark student-athletes were named NEWMAC (New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference) Scholar Athletes in 2010-2011. When you join one of our highly competitive intercollegiate athletics programs, you will embrace the challenges of competition while developing

your ability to lead, collaborate and succeed inside and outside the classroom.

Student-athletes often experience the best holistic approach to education our small, urban, liberal arts-based research university can offer.

Athletics and recreation also play a vital part in creating well-rounded students who contribute to the entire Clark community. Sixty-five percent of Clark's undergraduate students participate in intercollegiate, intramural, club, wellness or recreational programs. By enjoying any one of our robust athletic offerings, there is ample opportunity to be active, compete, excel and challenge yourself.

Varsity Sports

Clark's rich intercollegiate tradition stretches back to the early 1920s and is one of the premier athletics programs around today. The Cougars' 17 NCAA Division III varsity teams for men and women compete in the ultra-competitive NEWMAC, an association of 10 highly-selective academic institutions.

Members of the NEWMAC include:
Babson College, Coast Guard Academy,
MIT, Mount Holyoke,
Smith College, Springfield College,
Wellesley College, Wheaton College and WPI.


The athletics facilities at Clark are some of the best in New England, with the recently completed Granger Athletics Complex in 2004 only enhancing that profile. There are plans in the works to construct another synthetic turf field in the near future. Our current facilities include:

The Kneller Athletic Center

  • Bickman Fitness Center
  • Kneller Center Pool
  • Hurst Courts (home of men's and women's basketball and volleyball)
  • Department of Athletics offices

Dolan Field House

  • Recreational gymnasium
  • Updated lockerrooms
  • Athletic training area

Granger Athletics Complex

  • Granger Turf Field (home of baseball, field hockey and lacrosse)
  • Granger Soccer Field
  • Corash Tennis Courts

Additional Athletics Facilities

  • O'Brien Softball Field
  • Donahue Rowing Center

Intramural Sports

Approximately half of Clark's student body participates in the intramural program, which also encourages participation by Clark's faculty, staff and alumni. Intramural competitions range from league-team competition to individual tournaments to short-term and weekend events that vary in level of competition.

Flag Football
Co Ed 7-vs.-7 Soccer*
Co Ed Ultimate Frisbee
Co Ed Volleyball
Co Ed Basketball*
Co Ed Indoor 7-vs.-7 Soccer*
Co Ed Softball

* - indicates a sport with a division that is played at a higher level of competition.

Club Sports

In conjunction with Student Leadership and Programming, the Club Sports program allows students with similar interests to participate in a wide variety of recreational sports. They bridge the gap between intramural and intercollegiate athletics by providing competition at specialized levels, participation in tournaments and opportunities to practice.


Track and Field
Ultimate Frisbee


Track and Field

Other Sports

  • Karate
  • Tae Kwon Do
  • Capoeira
  • Snowboarding