Intramural and Recreational Sports
Intramural and Recreational Sports strive to create an atmosphere of competition and fun by offering a wide variety of activities ranging from team sports such as flashball (flag football variation), volleyball, basketball, dodgeball, soccer, and softball to individual competition in such sports as table tennis, racquetball, tennis, and disk golf. Other sports are also available on request.
The director assists individual students, chartered clubs and organizations with the use of sports facilities and equipment. Students are encouraged to use all on-campus sports-related facilities (outdoor swimming pool, tennis, recreational fileds, indoor racquetball, gymnasium, and fitness center). Hours of operation vary for each facility and are posted at the respective facility.
Whether students seek a highly competitive league to demonstrate their athletic skills or select a less competitive venue 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 recreational sports.
In addition to on-campus recreational activities, the Prescott area offers a virtually unlimited variety of outdoor recreational opportunities. Hiking, camping, fishing, sailing, and skiing are a few of the activities available in the surrounding area. The Prescott Circle Trail runs through the campus and gives access to numerous other trails.
Embry-Riddle Intercollegiate Athletics brings exciting and highly competitive varsity sports to the Prescott 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 Prescott Campus is a member of the California Pacific Conference (CAL PAC) within the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and successfully competes against opponents from all divisional levels of college athletics. In just the first four years of CAL PAC competition the Eagles have won twelve conference championships. Academics continue to be strong with the athletic teams. This past season, six of the nine intercollegiate teams were recognized by the NAIA as All- Scholar Teams. The men's golf team was the top collegiate academic team in 2015.
The University sponsors nine intercollegiate sport programs at the Prescott Campus: men’s and women’s cross-country, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s outdoor track, men’s basketball, men's wrestling, women's softball, and women’s volleyball. Women's basketball will be the newest intercollegiate sport and will begin play in 2016. Baseball is scheduled to begin play in 2017.
Any student who meets both University and NAIA 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 tryout information, contact the Intercollegiate Athletics Department, located in building 80, adjacent to the Eagle Gym.
For more information on Eagle Intercollegiate Athletics, including game schedules, rosters, results, and statistics, log on to http://www.embryriddlesports.com.