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Sports & Fitness

Intercollegiate Athletics

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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

Fun facts:
  • 80% of UMM graduates attended Cougar Athletic competitions.
  • One 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 population.

    Club Sports
    Students organize club sports for fun and competitive play on campus and against other collegiate sports clubs in the region.

    Cheer Team
    Cross Country Ski Club
    Fencing Club
    Shotokan Karate Club
    Lacrosse Club
    Men's Club Volleyball
    Outdoor Club
    Paintball Club
    Pom Pon Squad
    Rugby Club
    Running Club
    Saddle Club
    Soccer Club
    Ultimate Frisbee Club
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    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 area community.


    Coed Basketball
    Coed Bowling
    Coed Broomball
    Coed Dodgeball
    Coed Football
    Coed Hockey
    Coed Kickball
    Coed Racquetball
    Coed Softball
    Coed Volleyball
    Men's Basketball
    Men's Football
    Women's Basketball
    Women's Volleyball

    Tinman Triathlon
    4-on-4 Sand Volleyball
    Ultimate Frisbee
    Softball Tournament
    Inline Skate Race
    Tennis Tournament
    Open Ice Skate
    3-on-3 Basketball Tournament
    Cardio Challenge
    Quickball Tournament

    Fun fact:
  • 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 state-of-art workout 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. cardio room

    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.