Connecticut College is a member of the NCAA Division III and the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC). There are 28 varsity sports programs, 15 for women, 12 for men, and a coed sailing team. Sports for both genders include basketball, cross country, ice hockey, lacrosse, rowing, soccer, squash, swimming, tennis, indoor and outdoor track and field and water polo. There are women’s varsity programs in field hockey, sailing, and volleyball.
The College affirms the principles of NESCAC, whose members “are committed first and foremost to academic excellence and believe that our athletic programs must always support our educational mission.” It is the intent of our intercollegiate athletics program to compete at the highest level and strive for NESCAC and NCAA championships.