Intramural and Recreational Sports
Intramural and Recreational Sports at the Daytona Beach Campus strives to create an atmosphere of competition and fun by offering a wide variety of activities ranging from team sports such as flag football, volleyball, basketball, dodgeball, and softball to individual competition in such sports as table tennis, racquetball, and tennis. Other sports are also available on request. Visit www.erau-imsports.com for additional information.
The director assists chartered clubs and organizations with the use of sports facilities and equipment. An equipment-loan program offers many items for free checkout on an overnight basis with a valid University I.D. card. Students are encouraged to use all on-campus sports-related facilities (outdoor swimming pool, tennis and basketball courts, playing fields, indoor racquetball, gymnasium, and fitness center). Hours vary for each facility and are posted. Visit www.erau-fitness.com for additional information.
In addition to on-campus recreational activities, a virtually unlimited variety of outdoor recreational opportunities are possible. Hiking, camping, fishing, and sailing are a few of the activities available in the neighboring surroundings.
Whether students seek a highly competitive league to demonstrate their athletic skills or select a competition that encourages group participation for fun and to stay in shape and reduce the stress in their lives, they are sure to find what they are looking for in intramural and recreational sports. The department of Intramural & Recreational Sports is also a source for on-campus employment. Students are able to work as lifeguards, fitness supervisors, and officials at special events.
Discounts to major theme parks and attractions in the area are offered frequently throughout the year though arrangements by the Intramural & Recreational Sports Department.
Embry-Riddle provides a highly competitive varsity sports program on the Daytona Beach Campus. All Embry-Riddle students are admitted to regular-season home events free of charge, and everyone is encouraged to get involved and support the Eagles! The University is a provisional member of the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA Division II) and competes as part of the Sunshine State Conference. From 1989-2015, Embry-Riddle competed as a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and The Sun Conference, earning numerous conference and regional championships. In addition, the Eagles captured two team National Championships (men’s basketball, 2000 and men’s tennis, 2013). During our tenure in the NAIA, Embry-Riddle captured 108 conference championships in 14 different sports (baseball, 15; men’s basketball, 9; men’s cross country, 10; men’s golf, 1; men’s soccer, 8; men’s tennis, 12; men’s track, 9; women’s cross country, 9; women’s golf, 7; women’s soccer, 9; softball, 1; women’s tennis 5; women’s track 7; volleyball, 6).
Collectively, the Daytona Beach Campus won the Sun Conference Commissioner’s Cup for best all-around athletic program for 16 consecutive years before moving to NCAA Division II. In addition to their prowess on the fields and courts, the student-athletes have posted a cumulative grade point average higher than the campus average for 16 straight years.
The University sponsors 17 intercollegiate sport programs at the Daytona Beach Campus, including men’s baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, tennis, indoor/outdoor track and field; women’s basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, indoor/outdoor track and field, and volleyball. Any student who meets both University and NCAA eligibility requirements is able to compete for a position on a varsity team. Athletic grants-in-aid, in varying amounts, are generally awarded to recruited varsity student-athletes, with walk-on players earning the right to compete for scholarship assistance, when available.
For more information on the Eagles, including game schedules, rosters, results, and statistics, go to http://www.erauathletics.com