Want to become a Bates Bobcat?
One in three students at Bates is a varsity athlete who competes on one or more intercollegiate teams. What’s more, Bates has a lively intramural sports scene. Two thirds of students represent their dorm or house team, so you’ll have constant access to physical and competitive expression.
NESCAC: The New England Small College Athletic Conference
NESCAC member schools are committed to robust athletics programs that exist in harmony with robust academic programs. In many cases the conference goes beyond NCAA Division III guidelines to maintain that harmony.
NESCAC schools believe that athletic teams should be representative of the entire student body. That’s why we don’t offer athletic scholarships, and we award financial aid solely on the basis of need.
Bates is a sustaining charter member of NESCAC. Other members include Amherst, Bowdoin, Colby, Connecticut College, Hamilton, Middlebury, Trinity, Tufts, Wesleyan and Williams. That’s good — and exceptionally strong — company.
|Bates Squash Center: Completed in 2004. Five international-size courts, exercise equipment, lots of mojo.
Campus Avenue Field (field hockey): AstroTurf 12 surface, full lighting.
Davis Fitness Center: In Underhill. More than 5,000 square feet of squat racks and platforms, free weights and dumbbells and a complete fitness circuit.
Garcelon Field (football, lacrosse): Next to Commons, close to the heart of campus. Recent upgrades include a FieldTurf surface, lights, and a new grandstand. Originally built in 1899, making it one of the most historic fields in college football.
Lafayette Street Field (softball): Enclosed dugouts, outdoor batting cage.
Leahey Baseball Field: New scoreboard, new fencing system and one of the best-draining fields in the region.
Merrill Gymnasium (track and field, tennis)
|Rowing Boathouse: Located in Greene, a few miles from Lewiston, on a lovely 10-mile stretch of the Androscoggin River. Home to our fleet of eight-, four- and pair-oared shells.
Russell Street Track and Field (soccer, outdoor track and field): An eight-lane bi-radial track with a 10-lane straightaway and a Mondo Super-X surface. The natural grass infield is home to our soccer pitch.
Tarbell Pool (swimming and diving)
Wallach Tennis Center