Participating in intercollegiate athletics presents challenges that teach sportsmanship, leadership and time management.
With 19 varsity teams, Clarkson attracts a wide variety of student-athletes.
Our student-athletes recognize the importance of putting academics first, but maintain a fierce competitive spirit. We know balancing academics and athletics is challenging, so we surround you with dedicated coaches and teammates who provide support and guidance throughout the athletic experience.
Participating in varsity sports is a great way to meet people with common interests or branch out and chase new experiences. For sports fans, there is plenty of opportunity to enjoy thrilling athletic performances and collegiate rivalries.
Clarkson’s men’s and women’s hockey teams, which compete in the Division I, East Coast Athletic Conference Hockey League, are perennial powerhouses at the national level. The men’s team finished second in the ECACHL in 2006-07 and received a third seed in the 2007 NCAA Tournament.
Clarkson also offers 17 Division III sports which compete in the Liberty League, with the Alpine and Nordic ski teams belonging to the United States Collegiate Ski Association. The Golden Knights have had athletes compete in the USCSA National Championships for 21 consecutive seasons. Clarkson also had more than 60 student athletes named to the Liberty League All-Academic team.