Cazenovia College is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III, participating in women’s basketball, lacrosse, soccer, softball, cross country, and volleyball; and men’s baseball, basketball, lacrosse, soccer, and cross country. In 2004, Cazenovia College joined the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC). In addition to Cazenovia the NEAC has 13 other member Colleges from New York State, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Washington D.C. The College also hosts intercollegiate riding/equestrian teams that compete in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) and Intercollegiate Dressage Association (IDA). The presence of NCAA Division III athletics at Cazenovia contributes to the vibrancy and sense of community on campus.
The Athletics Program strives to foster lifelong learning and health, and prepares students for leadership in a dynamic and diverse society. To be eligible to participate in intercollegiate athletics, a student must be full-time, matriculated (minimum 12 credit hours per semester) and making satisfactory progress toward a baccalaureate degree. In addition, the student-athlete must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0.
Athletics and Fitness Facilities
The Stephen M. Schneeweiss Athletic Complex, at the end of Liberty Street on the main campus, includes the lower gymnasium (Edwards Gymnasium), the upper gymnasium with a mezzanine viewing area and press box, a swimming pool, state-of-the-art athletic training room, classrooms, offices, locker rooms and a concession area. An addition that houses the fitness center, with an array of equipment for training and exercise, was added to the complex in 2002. Outdoor facilities include the recently renovated Christakos Field - the College’s state-of-the-art turf field, as well as the Honorable Bernadette T. & Harold T. Clark, Jr. Tennis Courts.
The Equine Education Center (EEC) and outdoor riding facilities are located at The Farm on Woodfield Road in Cazenovia, a 5-minute drive from the main campus. The EEC houses stabling for 70 hunter seat, western and dressage horses, with College-owned horses and equipment used for training and competition. It also houses The Haynes Arena, in which major equine competitions are held, including the 1999 and 2002 Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) National Championships and the 2004 Intercollegiate Dressage Association (IDA) National Championship.
The Cazenovia College Baseball team practices and competes at the friendly confines of Veteran's Field during the non-traditional fall season and traditional spring season. The field is located approximately a half-mile south of Cazenovia’s main-campus. Veteran's Field, located on Chenango Street approximately a half-mile south of Cazenovia College's main campus, is equipped with batting cages, bullpen mounds and bathrooms. The playing field is fully enclosed with large dugouts and the outfield portion of the fence measures 300 feet down the lines, 370 feet to the gaps and 390 to center.
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