Student Life Athletics & Intramurals
Wabash Always Fights!
Don’t get us wrong — Wabash isn’t all work and no play. Visit campus at Homecoming, for Monon Bell Weekend, or hang with the “Chadwick Crazies” and you’ll see the true spirit of the place and the men who study here. You'll also see why Wabash ranks fourth in "Best Athletic Facilities" in the Princeton Review's 2012 Best 376 Colleges guide.
Wabash men love to compete and they love to win. Since 1866, the Little Giants have won well over 180 conference, state, and national championships, and produced 262 All-Americans. While there is a strong desire to compete, Wabash men also realize that athletic and academic achievement go hand-in-hand. Our proof is in our results — Wabash ranks among the nation’s leaders for graduating students who receive the prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship.
“Wabash Always Fights,” our school motto, rings true for all of our varsity and club teams. The motto was on display when Wabash’s track and field team won the 2011 North Coast Athletic Conference Championship — doing so with a record-breaking score and doubling the second place team. Or in the last two meetings with our archi rivals when Wabash outscored DePauw 92-7 to claim the coveted Monon Bell. In 2010, more than 11,000 screaming fans helped Wabash to its 47-0 win over DePauw, and in 2011, about 4,000 Wabash fans — clad in white — "occupied DePauw" in a 45-7 Little Giant victory.
Wabash is the only North Coast Athletic Conference team in history to claim five conference championships in a calendar year. In 2011, Wabash captured indoor and outdoor track championships, as well as conference titles in baseball, football, and cross country.
Wabash men play because they love the game, not for fame or accolades. We offer no athletic scholarships and limit practice time to a couple of hours each day, ensuring that excelling in the classroom is our expectation of every young man who wears a Wabash uniform. Balance in all aspects of life is daily practice here. Exceptional achievement in academics, the arts, and athletics attest to this fact.
Wabash’s intramural teams are about as competitive as most high school all-star teams. That’s why everybody plays. Eighty percent of Wabash men compete in one or more of 24 highly competitive intramural and four club sports. Typically organized by living unit with round robin and tournament competitions, intramural events include badminton, basketball, bowling, canoeing, cycling, cross country, disc golf, flag football, golf, horseshoes, indoor track, pocket billiards, racquetball, soccer, softball, swimming, table tennis, tennis, track and field, ultimate disc, volleyball, wallyball, weightlifting, and wrestling.
Wabash fields very competitive club teams in lacrosse and rugby, which play mostly major university teams, as well as volleyball and crew.