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As members of the NCAA Division III Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC), UMM offers nine intercollegiate sports for women and six for
men and has fielded championship teams in football, soccer, volleyball, men's golf and women's track. Men's basketball and tennis have
earned post-season tournament championships. Among the strongest scholars on campus, UMM athletes consistently achieve academic
all-conference honors; the soccer team was honored by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America for academic excellence five years
in a row.
Men's Varsity Sports: Baseball, Basketball,
Cross-Country, Football, Golf,
Soccer, Tennis, Indoor and Outdoor Track
Women's Varsity Sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Indoor and Outdoor Track, Volleyball
80% of UMM graduates attended Cougar Athletic competitions.
of every five students you meet at UMM is a Cougar athlete.
Nearly half of UMM students played a varsity sport in high school;
1/3 were team captains.
Over half of UMM's student athletes earn our top academic scholarships.
UMM athletes graduate and earn GPAs at rates above the general campus
Students organize club sports for fun and competitive play on campus and against other collegiate sports clubs in the region.
Cross Country Ski Club
Shotokan Karate Club
Men's Club Volleyball
Pom Pon Squad
Ultimate Frisbee Club
Intramural (IM) sports are one of the most popular activities on campus. The IM program schedules team
competition between residence hall floors, groups of
friends from across campus and faculty and staff. IM events like the annual spring Tinman Triathlon offer team and individual competition for the campus and
4-on-4 Sand Volleyball
Inline Skate Race
Open Ice Skate
3-on-3 Basketball Tournament
Over 80% of UMM students play and compete in intramurals each year.
The Regional Fitness Center (RFC), a campus/community recreation and fitness facility, features
facilities (cardio and strength conditioning, competition and recreation pool, walking/running track). The RFC offers personal trainers,
fitness classes, and programming from aerobics to pool parties. You'll
find UMM students, faculty, staff, and community members in the
facility from early morning to late night seven days a week.
The Morris city park system's expanding bike, hiking, and cross country ski trail offers a great outdoor fitness options at the edge of the Pomme de Terre
River, just east of the campus. The beautiful display gardens at the University of Minnesota's West Central Research and Outreach Center are a popular
walking/running destination across the highway from the campus.|
Glacial Lakes State Park, south of Starbuck, offers extensive hiking, camping, and kayaking in rolling glacial hills with the natural beauty of oak savanna and
tallgrass prairie landscapes, just 20 miles from UMM. Outdoor equipment (tents, canoes, cross country skis, and more) are available for rentals through the
Regional Fitness Center.