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Athletics and Recreation
The commitment of the Juniata College Athletic Department is explicitly linked to the educational mission of the institution. Juniata athletics emphasizes fair play and sportsmanship co-existing with a high degree of competitiveness in all varsity programs. Such competitiveness applies as well to the academic efforts of Juniata student-athletes. Care is taken to assure the overall health and well-being of students in and outside of the training and competitive arenas. The dynamics of equitable and fair treatment of men and women within Juniata athletics is thoroughly examined and pursued.
The College promotes recreation, physical activity, and athletic programs for all students. Intercollegiate varsity sports offered for men: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, soccer, tennis, track (indoor and outdoor), and volleyball; for women: basketball, cross country, field hockey, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track (indoor and outdoor), and volleyball. In addition, clubs compete in a variety of sports including men’s and women’s rugby, men’s volleyball, ultimate frisbee, and equestrian. there are a variety of recreational clubs ranging from skiing and snowboarding, dance and the martial arts.
Intramural programs include: racquetball, basketball, volleyball, softball, tennis, indoor soccer, ultimate frisbee, wally ball, water volleyball, and bowling.
Juniata holds membership in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the Eastern Collegiate Athletics Conference (ECAC), Landmark Conference, Centennial Conference (football only), and the Continental Conference (men's volleyball only) and complies with the Division III eligibility requirements of these organizations.
The Kennedy Sports+Recreation Center includes a 25 meter natatorium, a fully equipped 5,500 sq. ft. Fitness Center, two separate gynmasiums for volleyball and basketball, four handball/racquetball courts, and an indoor walking track. Outdoor facilities feature playing fields for football, soccer, field hockey, baseball and softball as well as seven tennis courts and a eight-lane track.
Beyond the facilities explicitly provided by the College, the Huntingdon area is rich with opportunities for fishing, hunting, hiking, boating, canoeing, rafting, swimming, camping, downhill and cross-country skiing and golf.