Week 8: Athletics and Recreation

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Issue #8

Athletics and RecreationThe Women's Basketball Team Celebrating

Athletics Offers Excitement at Oberlin

Oberlin College & Conservatory is a Division III institution and is home to 21 varsity sports. Oberlin belongs to the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC), which was the first conference to give equal emphasis to men's and women's sports. The "Yeomen" and "Yeowomen" are cheered on by their mascot, "Yeobie".

Oberlin experienced a plethora of successes in competition during the 2021-2022. By the numbers, the Yeomen and Yeowomen tallied 42 North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) Athletes of the Week, 72 All-NCAC Selections, and an impressive 16 conference championships.

Athletics adds to the vibrant campus life that Oberlin College & Conservatory offers. All conference games are free for Oberlin students. To learn more about athletics and to view team schedules, please visit the GoYeo Athletics Website. We hope to see you at a game soon, and Go Yeo!

Fitness Facilities Offer Wellness Opportunities On-Campus

Oberlin boasts amazing facilities for students, faculty, and staff to enjoy. The "Patricia '63 & Merrill '61 Shanks Health and Wellness Center" opened in 2018 and was designed to encourage healthy connections between the body and mind as it features spaces that support both mental and physical activities and programs.

Shanks Gym

Connected to the Shanks Health and Wellness Center, is the "Jesse Philips Physical Education Center", which is home to two multi-purpose gymnasiums, the Robert Carr Pool, racquetball courts, a climbing wall, and weight rooms.

Carr Pool

Oberlin also has a "YeoFit" program, which is a health and wellness program designed to energize, empower, and engage the Oberlin Community. YeoFit consists of a variety of drop-in fitness classes as well as different wellness events and fitness challenges held throughout the year. For more information, visit the "YeoFit" website.

Club and Intramural Sports

Oberlin offers both club and intramural sports for students looking to compete in a non-varsity sport.

Oberlin offers club sports such as ultimate frisbee, soccer, tennis, rugby, and more! For a complete list and more information about club sports, view the club sports website.

In addition, Oberlin has thriving traditions of different intramural sports including basketball and softball. We encourage you to participate!