We’re big on athletic spirit at Ripon College.
From the way we welcome new Red Hawks on Move-in Day to the excitement of Game Day, the joys of Commencement Day and every milestone in between – we take great pride in the growth and development of each and every one of our students, and in the long and pioneering history of our great community of learners.
Ripon College was founded by dreamers and doers, idealists and pragmatists. They didn’t always agree, but they were unified in their belief that higher education was a beacon, one that would draw like-minded people to their frontier community from near and far. That spirit continues at Ripon today.
It’s a place where people of all backgrounds come to lay the foundation for a lifetime of learning, exploration and serious intellectual inquiry. It’s a place where questions are answered and answers questioned, where ethics and reason are at least as important as facts and figures. With its small classes, professors who love to teach, and an incomparable family atmosphere, Ripon College is the modern and vibrant realization of a bold vision.
Ripon College athletes are — first and foremost — dedicated and talented students.
Student-athletes come to Ripon for a personalized liberal arts and sciences education and play their sport for the love of the game, not for the money. As a Division III NCAA school, none of our student-athletes are on scholarship because of their athletic abilities. Still, many of them have earned scholarships as a result of their success in the classroom; and 100 percent of students receive financial aid to attend Ripon.
Division III student-athletes, like ours at Ripon, have the highest graduation rates of the NCAA’s three divisions, and they regularly outpace non-athletes in the completion of degrees. Ripon believes athletics are an integral part of our students’ educational experience. That is why athletics at Ripon are referred to as co-curricular — not extracurricular — activities.
A+ Athletes at Ripon College are the norm, not the exception. They understand the value of the student-athlete philosophy and make the most of the opportunities Ripon provides to help them succeed in the classroom and on the courts, on the fields, in the pool and on the trails and tracks.
A+ Athletes recognizes the Ripon student-athletes who don’t merely succeed, but excel — beyond their sport — in life.
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Division III Sports
- Men’s Baseball
- Men’s Basketball
- Men’s Cross Country
- Men’s Cycling
- Men’s Football
- Men’s Soccer
- Men’s Swimming and Diving
- Men’s Tennis
- Men’s Track and Field
- Women’s Basketball
- Women’s Cross Country
- Women’s Cycling
- Women’s Dance
- Women’s Soccer
- Women’s Softball
- Women’s Swimming and Diving
- Women’s Tennis
- Women’s Track and Field
- Women’s Volleyball