Frequently Asked Questions about Athletics
There are 18 intercollegiate sports (see list below) and a wide variety of intramural sports available. For further information see the intramural sports page.
- Men's Basketball
- Women's Basketball
- Men's Cross Country
- Women's Cross Country
- Football, Lacrosse
- Men's Soccer
- Women's Soccer
- Men's Swimming
- Women's Swimming
- Men's Indoor Track & Field
- Women's Indoor Track & Field
- Men's Outdoor Track & Field
- Women's Outdoor Track & Field
Alfred State College is a member of the NJCAA, National Junior College Athletic Association. The NJCAA is the sister organization to the NCAA and sponsors two-year athletic programs throughout the United States. Just like the NJCAA breaks up sports into Division I, II, III similar to the NCAA. Student-Athletes at the NJCAA level have two years of eligibility in each sport they participate in. For more information on the NJCAA visit www.njcaa.org .
We are very proud of the athletic facilities. The athletic department is located in the Orvis Activities Center. Inside Orvis is the gymnasium, a state-of-the art fitness center, a six-lane swimming pool, locker rooms, and an athletic training room. Outside of Orvis you will find Pioneer Stadium, a field turf facility surrounded by an eight lane track. Pioneer Stadium features lights, bleachers, a press box, and a front gate with a ticket office, official locker rooms, concessions, and rest rooms. Also located outside of Orvis is the college's baseball and softball fields, and practice fields for all outdoor sports.
The Alfred state athletic department has had great success in helping student-athletes continue thier collegiate athletic and academic careers. Former Alfred State student athletes have participated at the NCAA Division I, II, and III level and at NAIA institutions. Former athletes have played at Kansas University, the University of Arkansas, the University of Buffalo, and Delaware State University just to name a few. Former Alfred State College athletes have also played professional baseball, football, and competed in national road racing circuits.
Any student at Alfred State can be a part of an athletic team. Open tryouts are held in each sport, interested athletes should contact the coach of that sport. Vocational students and bachelor degree students are also eligible for participation for two years in each sport. There are academic eligibility guidelines that all student-athletes must meet.
Alfred State College has limited scholarships available. The availability of these scholarships are based on the division of the NJCAA that each sport is participating in. Currently limited scholarships are available in men's and women's basketball, football, and lacrosse.