Sports are a great way to add spice to your college experience. Whether you’re a spectator, team member or fitness enthusiast, sports activities offer a fun, social addition to student life, and a way to improve your personal fitness and wellness.
Are you a talented athlete? Consider trying out for one of our 20 NCAA Division I teams. The Rider Broncs compete in the tough Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) for all sports except for field hockey Northeast Conference (NEC) and wrestling Colonial Athletic Association (CAA). Rider’s wrestling program traditionally ranks among the nation’s top 20 and the field hockey team is a perennial conference champion. Men’s basketball, baseball, the swimming and diving teams, and the women’s track and field teams have also have captured conference regular season or post-season championships in recent years.
Think of yourself as a weekend warrior? Choose from a dozen intramural and club teams plus a host of recreational and fitness opportunities. Develop leadership and athletic skills in clubs sports like adventure, baseball, dance team, equestrian, field hockey, ice hockey, lacrosse, ultimate Frisbee, or women’s volleyball. Experience competition and meet people through intramurals like flag football, golf, volleyball and ultimate dodgeball.
Interested in staying fit? Exercise at Rider’s new, state-of-the-art Student Recreation Center. It includes a 3,600 square foot fitness center, 3 courts suitable for basketball, volleyball, tennis and intramural sporting groups, 2 group exercise studios, certified personal trainers,personal and group training, certified group exercise instructors, Les Mills international group exercise programming, an elevated track (10.5 laps equals 1 mile), game room equipped with two Xbox 360s, two Playstation 3s, one Nintendo Wii, four HD flat screen tvs, two pool tables, women's/men's locker rooms, two conference rooms, and a Starbucks franchise.
At Rider University, we also believe that a well-balanced athletic program should be an integral part of the education process. We encourage all our student-athletes to strive for success on the playing fields, while reaching for even higher standards of success in the classroom.
Rider University is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Association (ECAC), and the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC). Rider’s wrestling team competes in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) and the field hockey team competes in the Northeast Conference (NEC).