Handbook: Student Life Athletics
- Handbook Student Life Athletics
Recognized as one of the top programs in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference, Edinboro University continues to promote excellence in and out of the classroom.
Offering 17 intercollegiate sports, seven men and ten women, the University has established a rich tradition with its ongoing accomplishments in the arena of collegiate athletics. The foundation of the athletic success is an experienced and knowledgeable staff, consisting of professional coaches and support personnel who have combined to serve Edinboro University for 300 years. Many of the coaches are recognized annually for their statewide and national success.
Athletic scholarships are awarded to deserving student-athletes with aid determined by each individual sport coach.
Overall it is the goal of the University to provide the best quality education and athletic experience possible for its student-athletes. The program has also enjoyed success in the classroom with numerous student-athletes earning Academic All-American honors. The department annually recognizes its scholar-athletes at a recognition banquet for those students who have earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better during their careers. Generally close to 40 percent of all student-athletes meet this criteria.
Edinboro wrestling competes on the NCAA Division I level, whereas all other remaining sports participate in NCAA Division II. Fighting Scots teams compete as representatives of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference while the wrestling team is also part of the prestigious Eastern Wrestling League.
The University offers varsity competition in the following 17 sports: men's basketball, cross country, football, swimming, tennis, track and field, wrestling; women's basketball, cross country, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, indoor and outdoor track and field, tennis, and volleyball. In additional to the NCAA varsity sports, the University sponsors a men’s and women’s wheelchair basketball teams.
The University's athletic facilities have seen significant growth in recent years. Sox Harrison Stadium, home of the football, women's soccer and women's lacrosse teams, had SportEx, an artificial surface, installed in 2007, along with the addition of lights and scoreboard. The facility's track was redone in 2006 while the tennis courts and lights were completely renovated in 2010.
McComb Fieldhouse, the largest on-campus arena in northwestern Pennsylvania, has also seen extensive renovation. The basketball court was recently refinished, and a new weight room and aerobics center opened in the fall of 2007. The facility has also undergone improvements in locker rooms in recent years.
The Mike S. Zafirovski Sports and Recreation Center was opened in the fall of 2009. This 85,000 square feet air-supported structure has a 234 meter track including jumping and throwing areas. It also houses four multi-sport courts lined for tennis, volleyball, and basketball. This facility is used for Health and Physical Education classes, competitions, practices, and open recreation.
All students with valid IDs are permitted free of charge to all University regular scheduled athletic events.
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