Juniata gives you the opportunity to become more advanced physically, not just intellectually.
Juniata athletes are some of the best in the country. In Juniata's history, we have had over 135 All-American honorees. Many more athletes have received all-conference honors as well.
Being a Juniata College student-athlete means not only striving on the field but also in the classroom. At Juniata, our athletes boast a cumulative GPA above 3.0.
In addition to competing in 21 NCAA Division III varsity sports, Juniata students have the chance to participate in a variety of club, intramural and individual activities that allow them to enjoy the thrill of competition and meet people with similar athletic/recreational interests. With over 400 athletes on campus, sports are a crucial piece of Juniata's identity.
Juniata also has several fitness, sport and recreational facilities on campus where students can stay in shape, compete against their friends or cheer them on to victory.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What does being a Division III athlete mean?
Division III athletics gives you a chance to play on competitive collegiate teams, as well as focus on being a student. As a Division III athlete you are not given any athletically related financial aid. At Juniata, recruiting is very important for our coaches, who bring skilled athletes who are also bright students.
What other colleges/universities do Juniata athletes compete against?
In fall 2007, Juniata began new conference affiliations with the Centennial Conference in football and the newly formed Landmark Conference in each of its other varsity sports.
Each conference is committed to a shared focus on institutional excellence that emphasizes our academic mission and a belief that athletics competition is an important component of the undergraduate experience. Juniata’s teams face challenging conference and non-conference schedules that provide opportunities to travel throughout the mid-Atlantic regions
What commitment does it take to be a varsity athlete at Juniata?
Being a varsity athlete at Juniata is a huge commitment. Division III athletes compete out of a passion for athletics, not because they have it as a “job” they’re being paid to perform. If you just have a casual interest in a particular sport, then varsity athletics might not be the way for you to go. Remember, Juniata offers club and intramural sports as well.