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2016-2017 Academic Catalog: Athletics & Recreation

Cheryl Aaron, Director
Nelson Recreation Center Room 202A

Students are encouraged to participate in the varsity, intramural, club, and recreational athletic programs available at Wentworth. Specific information is available in the Athletic Department office in the Nelson Recreation Center. Wentworth is a Division III member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and competes as a member of the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) for the majority of its sports, the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) for men’s volleyball, and is an independent in the sport of men’s rowing.

Varsity Sports

Wentworth offers intercollegiate competition for men in baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, rowing, soccer, tennis, indoor track, and volleyball. Women’s intercollegiate teams include basketball, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball. Schedules and up to date news can be found on the Wentworth Athletics website.

Intramural Competition

Wentworth offers students the opportunity to compete in a number of sports through the Colleges of the Fenway (COF) intramural program. Games are played in many sports, including basketball, flag football, indoor soccer, dodgeball, softball, volleyball, and whiffle ball. All day program students enrolled at Wentworth who satisfy the conditions of eligibility may compete. Varsity athletes may not participate in intramural competition in those sports in which they are presently competing at the varsity level.

A full listing of intramural offerings for the academic year is available on the Colleges of the Fenway website.

Tansey Gymnasium and Nelson Recreation Center

The Tansey Gymnasium and the Nelson Recreation Center contain three standard basketball courts and facilities for one-wall handball, volleyball, and similar sports. In addition, there is a fully-equipped fitness center on the third floor. Locker rooms for both men and women are available. The main athletic offices are located on the second floor.

Sweeney Field, an outdoor athletic complex on campus, consists of regulation lacrosse, soccer, and softball fields with lighting for evening use. This facility is also available for recreational and intramural uses. There are also three tennis courts located between the Nelson Recreation Center and Watson Hall.