Athletic Department Overview

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The Department of Physical Education, Athletics and Recreation encompasses intercollegiate varsity athletics, intramurals, and the College’s course offerings in physical education.

Varsity athletics

Wooster fields 23 varsity teams, known as the Fighting Scots, and competes in NCAA Division III as a charter member of the North Coast Athletic Conference, which includes Allegheny College, Denison University, DePauw University, Hiram College, Kenyon College, Oberlin College, Ohio Wesleyan University, Wabash College, and Wittenberg University.


The intramural program offers a number of popular sports and activities for students, faculty, and staff, including soccer, softball, tennis, flag football, three-on-three basketball, bowling, and dodge ball.

Physical Education

Wooster offers one-quarter credit course in a variety of lifetime sports and personal conditioning activities, from golf and tennis, to archery, karate, scuba, and personal conditioning.