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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 largely determined by the interest of the student body. Active clubs include, or have included, men's and women's rugby, ultimate frisbee, men's and women's lacrosse, equestrain, and golf. A variety of recreational clubs ranging from skiing and snowborading to dance and the martial arts are also available.
Intramural programs include: basketball, indoor soccer, and bowling.
Juniata is a Division III member of the NCAA, the Eastern Collegiate Athletics Conference (ECAC), the Landmark Conference, the Centennial Conference (football only), and the Continential Volleyball Conference (men's volleyball only).
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, two 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.