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 wrestling Eastern Wrestling League (EWL). 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 men and 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 and experience competition and meet people through intramurals. Club sports and intramurals include badminton, baseball, dance, equestrian, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse (mens and womens), soccer (mens and womens), softball, table tennis, tennis, ultimate, unified sports (with the Special Olympics), and volleyball (mens and womens).
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, a group exercise studio, certified personal trainers, personal and group training, certified group exercise instructors, 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, three 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.