On the Field

Our student-athletes compete in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association and in the USA South Swimming Conference. Currently, WWC is in the NCAA Division III provisional membership process. We compete in the following sports:

In addition, our nationally-ranked cycling team (Women’s & Men’s) offers athletic scholarships and competes in the following USA Cycling events:

  • Mountain biking
  • Road cycling
  • Cyclo-cross

We also have active club sports, including:

  • Climbing
  • Paddle sports (canoe/kayak)
  • Archery
  • Intramurals
  • Outdoor Activities

And even if you’re not competing yourself, you’ll be part of the team as a spectator, cheering our student-athletes on to victory.

Owls basketball plays in the championship

The Warren Wilson men’s basketball team won a playoff game at the NSAC Championship. No strangers to the national playoffs, both the women’s and the men’s teams have competed multiple times in recent years, including a championship win in 2013.

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Join Us

Warren Wilson athletic teams welcome all interested student-athletes regardless of level or experience.

Consider, for example, our Cycling team. The year they won the national championship, the team featured two freshmen riders with contrasting backgrounds. Freshmen Paul Wright came to Warren Wilson from New Zealand as a world-class rider. On the other end of the spectrum was Sophia Allen, who had never ridden a mountain bike before she joined the team in August. She got herself to a place where she could race for a national team just two and a half months later.

If you’re ready to contribute, we’re ready to meet you.

Owl Statue - Mascot

Our Mascot

At Warren Wilson, our mascot is the Owls. It’s why you hear the cheer “hootie hoo” across campus, why our annual scholarship event is called a “Parliament”, and why owl art is so widely displayed across campus.

FCA logo

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Warren Wilson College provides our students a way to combine their faith and sport through our chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). Focusing on serving local communities by equipping, empowering and encouraging people to make a difference, FCA allows people to grow in their faith using the examples that sports provide.

Staying Fit

In addition to walking our hilly campus and farm-to-table dining, you’ll stay fit with free classes and access to our fitness center, located in Devries Athletic Center. Our Athletic Center includes:

  • a 10,902 square foot gymnasium;
  • a complete weight-fitness room;
  • an aquatic center, including a 25-yard indoor swimming pool (currently under construction);
  • spin bikes, rowing machines and treadmills in our cardio room.