Athletics at Scripps

The NCAA Division III program offered Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CMS) Athletics is one of a kind experience exposing Scripps student-athletes to world-class competition across ten different sports. And if that’s not enough, our athletic facilities and club/intramural sports will pick up the slack.

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Our cross-town rival is right across the street.

Many colleges and universities boast of their cross-town or state rivalries, but it doesn’t get any closer or more competitive than the one Claremont-Mudd-Scripps shares with the Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens. It’s a rivalry that’s right across the street — and that means you can be at every game.

Scripps students have access to an intense variety of athletic programs through the College’s partnership with Claremont McKenna and Harvey Mudd. For those seeking a less competitive experience, each semester The Claremont Colleges offer a variety of physical education classes, including everything from dance and yoga to fly-fishing and riflery. The combined facilities of the 5C community for these structured activities, as well as personal fitness, are second to none.

Scripps partners with Claremont McKenna and Harvey Mudd to field 11 NCAA Division III teams:

Cross Country
Swimming and Diving
Track and Field
Water Polo

Prospective Athletes

CMS Athletics places the highest priority on the overall quality of the educational experience and on the successful completion of students’ academic programs. The focus is to integrate objectives and programs in athletics with academic and developmental objectives by maintaining an environment in which student-athletes’ activities are conducted as an integral part of the student-athletes’ educational experience.

Wellness and the Sallie Tiernan Field House

Completed in 2008, the Sallie Tiernan Field House is a state-of-the-art 24,000-square-foot facility with an aerobics studio, cardio machine room, weight room, and other spaces for fitness and health education. Students participate in group yoga classes, martial arts, aerobics, cardio-kickboxing, Pilates, dance, and more. The classes are free, and students can even sign on to teach. The facility offers student-only and women-only hours seven days a week, and students have access to personal trainers and bike rentals.

The Field House includes a 25-meter swimming pool and Alumnae Field, a soccer/lacrosse space where faculty/student soccer games are quite popular. The pool is a great place to float around and soak up the sun, lounge in a chair with homework, or even earn some money as a lifeguard.

Thanks to our participation in The Claremont Consortium, Scripps students are welcome to use the fitness centers, aerobics and dance studios, pools, tracks, tennis courts, gyms, and badminton courts located across each of the five campuses. (In all, there are four fitness centers, five swimming pools, and 12 playing fields — not that we’re counting.)