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What is the athletic program like?
The athletic program at West Point is respected throughout the nation. It includes 24 intercollegiate teams for men and women. There is also a competitive club sports program and an intramural in which cadet companies establish competitive rivalries. Army football teams attract national interest by playing teams in Conference USA such as Tulane, Cincinnati, Louisville and Southern Mississippi. There are also the traditional encounters against Air Force and Navy. Army basketball, wrestling, hockey, track, baseball, soccer and lacrosse have gained their share of regional and national recognition.
In what intercollegiate sports does West Point field teams?
West Point participates in the following intercollegiate sports:

Men's Sports
Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Hockey
Sprint Football
Lacrosse
Rifle**
Soccer
Swimming/Diving
Tennis
Track & Field (Indoor)
Track & Field (Outdoor)
Wrestling
Rugby

Women's Sports
Basketball
Cross Country
Rifle**
Soccer
Softball
Swimming/Diving
Tennis
Track & Field (Indoor)
Track & Field (Outdoor)
Volleyball
Rugby
Lacrosse

** Men and women compete together on the rifle team.
How often do cadets play intramural sports?
Normally, you compete twice a week in intramurals. This program gives cadets an opportunity to build leadership, strength, coordination and endurance. You also get a chance to blow off steam and have a little fun in intramurals. This program is administered by the Department of Physical Education.
What intramural sports does West Point offer?
West Point’s intramural sports include:

Early Fall
Basketball (3-on-3)
Football*
Soccer
Team Handball
 
Late Fall
Basketball (5'-10" limit)
Football*
Racquetball
Wrestling

Winter
Basketball
Boxing*
Court Soccer
Swimming
Wallyball

Spring
Cross Country
Flickerball
Orienteering
Rugby*
Softball
What competitive club teams does West Point have?
West Point’s competitive club teams include:

Bowling
Crew
Cycling
Equestrian
Fencing
Handball
Judo
Karate (Tae Kwon Do)
Lacrosse (Women)
Marathon
Martial Arts
Mountaineering
Orienteering
Pistol
Powerlifting
Racquetball
Rifle
Rugby
Sailing
Skeet and Trap
Skiing (Alpine)
Skiing (Nordic)
Sport Parachute
Squash
Team Handball (Men and Women)
Triathlon
Volleyball (Men)
Water Polo
Wrestling-Freestyle
What athletic facilities are available?
Every athletic facility you can think of is available for your use at West Point, and the facilities compare very favorably with those found in the nation's top colleges and universities. Michie Stadium is the home of the Army football team with a seating capacity of over 39,000; it’s generally recognized as one of the most beautiful venues in college football. There are capacity crowds throughout the fall season.

The Holleder Center, adjacent to Michie Stadium, houses 5,000-seat Christl Arena for basketball and 2,650-seat Tate Rink for hockey competitions.

The Arvin Cadet Physical Development Center, which features five gymnasiums and three swimming pools recently underwent a major renovation. It features Crandall Pool, an Olympic-size 50-meter pool. There are numerous special purpose rooms for squash, handball, racquetball, rock climbing, wrestling and weight training.

Gillis Field House is used for varsity and intramural indoor track and volleyball competitions. During baseball and softball's offseason period, spacious Gillis Field House transforms into the Black Knights' part-time diamond. The recently-renovated field house features a tartan surface, three indoor pitching mounds, two pitching machines, batting cages, and a fully-equipped weight room.

The Foley Athletic Center is a massive, 77,000 square-foot structure that provides Army athletic teams with a state-of-the-art, climate-controlled indoor practice facility. On the banks of the Hudson, there is an all-weather outdoor track oval and football field at the renovated Shea Stadium complex that is used for daylight and evening competitive events.

The Truxtun Lacrosse Center, just a stone’s throw away from Michie Stadium, houses the men’s lacrosse team’s locker room, equipment and sports medicine areas, a spacious weight room and coach and team meeting rooms.

The Lichtenberg Tennis Center features a sophisticated synthetic indoor hardcourt surface, state-of-the-art lighting, locker facilities, coaches' offices and meeting rooms, and an elevated spectator area that gives Army tennis fans a bird's-eye view of all seven courts. The Gross Center, located adjacent to the Lichtenberg Center, is the state-of-the-art home of West Point’s nationally ranked gymnastics team.

The Tronsrue Marksmanship Center, located next to Gillis Field House along the banks of the Hudson, houses three ranges: pistol, rifle and air rifle. There are also numerous outdoor tennis courts, the Victor Constant Ski Center and an 18-hole golf course.
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