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2014-2016 COURSE CATALOGUE
Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation
Mike Hanna ’68, Director of Athletics
Paul Bugenhagen, Head Rowing Coach
Mike Cragg, Head Football Coach
Ken Dougherty, Head Golf Coach
Ron Fleury, Head Cross Country Coach
Shawn Griffin, Head Soccer Coach
Scott Iklé ’84, Head Sailing Coach
Greg Raymond, Head Lacrosse Coach
Tim Sweeney, Head Basketball Coach
Tim Riskie, Head Squash and Tennis Coach
Mark Taylor, Head Hockey Coach
WILLIAM SMITH ATHLETICS
Deb Steward, Director of Athletics
Julie Bailey, Head Cross Country Coach
Sandra Chu, Head Rowing Coach
Brighde Dougherty ’04, Head Lacrosse Coach
Chip Fishback, Head Squash and Tennis Coach
Russ Hess, Director of Recreation, Intramurals and Fitness
Scott Iklé ’84, Head Sailing Coach
Kelly Kisner, Head Swimming & Diving Coach
Lynn Quinn, Head Golf Coach
Sally Scatton, Head Field Hockey Coach, Assistant Director of Athletics
Lindsay Sharman, Head Basketball and Golf Coach
Jaime Totten, Head Ice Hockey Coach
Aliceann Wilber, Head Soccer Coach
HOBART AND WILLIAM SMITH ATHLETICS
Nick Cooke, Coordinator of Sports Medicine
Matt Dorn, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach
Philipp Ewert, Assistant Athletic Trainer
Caitlin Ketcham, Assistant Athletic Trainer
Brian Miller, Athletic Compliance Coordinator
Hobart athletics seeks to afford experience in intercollegiate sports to as many men as possible. Annually, about onethird of the Hobart student body participates in intercollegiate athletics. Many participate on more than one team. While student-athletes are encouraged to strive to fulfill their athletic potential, emphasis is placed on achieving a healthy balance between their scholastic and athletic endeavors. The broad-based program receives excellent support in the areas of equipment, facilities, staff, and sports medicine. Under the supervision of the Department of Athletics, Hobart fields intercollegiate teams in basketball, cross country, football, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, rowing, sailing, soccer, squash, and tennis. Hobart is a member of Division III of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and competes in this division in all sports except lacrosse. Since 1995, the Hobart lacrosse team has competed at the Division I level. Since 1972, Hobart College has won 18 national championships, three Eastern College Athletic Conference regional titles, and 20 conference championships
The Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation has as its foundation an educational philosophy that emphasizes the importance of the medium of movement as a learning vehicle for individual growth and development. Recognizing that students learn in a variety of ways and through a variety of experiences, the department provides a wide range of activity courses and a comprehensive intercollegiate athletics program. Certain activity courses are offered for credit, others are offered for no credit. Students may select from team sports, individual sports, fitness, wellness, and aquatics classes.
Designated as an NCAA Division III institution, William Smith engages in varsity competition in the following sports: basketball, cross country, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, rowing, sailing, soccer, squash, swimming and diving, and tennis. Soccer provides opportunities at the junior varsity level as well.
William Smith is a member of the Liberty League, ECAC and NCAA. Since William Smith teams began competing in the early 1970s, the Herons have enjoyed notable success. The Herons have won six national championships, 40 conference championships and 19 state championships.
Recreation and Intramurals
The Colleges provide an extensive recreation and intramural sports program for those who enjoy sports activities but don’t necessarily wish to compete on the intercollegiate level. This enables each student to choose the activities that best satisfy his or her needs. Walleyball, flag football, basketball, volleyball, soccer, softball, and a host of other team and individual sports are available.
Physical Education Classes
The Colleges also offer a wide variety of physical education classes (some are credit-bearing courses) designed to develop skills in activities that can be performed throughout one’s life. These classes, which range from scuba diving to ice skating, are instructed by staff members who have significant experience and expertise in that related activity.
Club sports include alpine skiing, baseball, basketball, equestrian, fencing, field hockey, ice hockey, lacrosse, rugby, soccer, track and field, and ultimate Frisbee. These sports are organized under the Office of Student Activities and do not carry varsity or intercollegiate status.
Outdoor Recreation Program (ORAP)
ORAP provides both structured and unstructured recreational opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts in the Hobart and William Smith Colleges community. In addition, a concerted effort is made to introduce novices to a variety of outdoor activities.
This program sponsors a combination of courses, clinics, and outings throughout the school year. Examples of instructional courses and outings that may be offered are: hiking and backpacking, kayaking, ice climbing, Nordic skiing, spelunking, and ice skating.
Dates and times of programs are publicized and a fee is charged to cover equipment and administrative costs. A resource center located in Bristol Fieldhouse includes an equipment rental system that provides individuals with the means to coordinate their own outings.
The Wellness Program
As an extension of the physical education program, the wellness program emphasizes the interrelationships between nutrition, stress management, fitness, and mental and physical well being. More information about the program can be obtained by contacting the director of recreation, intramurals and fitness.
915 Lifeguard Training This course is for those desiring American Red Cross certification. Swimming stroke improvement, conditioning, practicing, and practical use of all phases of in the water lifeguarding and out of water prevention supervision methods. Some first aid and artificial respiration methods are included. Prerequisite: swimming test. Fee. (Spring, offered annually)
916 Water Safety Instructor This course includes perfection and practice of all recognized swimming strokes and lifesaving techniques plus some first aid and artificial respiration methods. Prerequisite: PEC 915 Lifeguard Training. Fee. (Spring, offered annually)
921 Basic Sailing In this course, students are instructed in basic sailing skills and the fundamentals of sailing theory. Classes are held at the Bozzuto Boathouse off South Main Street. (Iklé, Fall, offered annually)
929 Field Hockey Refine fundamental field hockey skills and game tactics and techniques. Open to new and experienced players. (Scatton, Spring, offered annually)
930 Scuba Diving I This course includes all techniques of the sport. Certification is given for satisfactory completion. Fee. (Offered each semester)
932 Scuba Diving II This course is a Specialty Diver program designed to teach advanced diving skills in the areas of: Underwater Navigation, Night/Low Visibility Diving, and Diver Stress & Rescue. Completion of classroom, pool, and open water work will lead to an internationally recognized Specialty Diver certification. Divers will be able to complete reciprocal and triangular navigation runs, make dives to depths greater than 60’ (as limited by Level 1 training) and to dive in low light diving conditions. Divers will be able to identify and help relieve stresses in themselves and their buddy. Buddy Rescue and self-help skills are mastered. Fee. (Offered each semester)
935 Fitness Basic theories of physical fitness and conditioning are taught with instruction in a variety of fitness activities.
937 Power/Strength Training for Women (meets Tuesday and Thursday evenings)
961 Tennis I This is an introductory course for tennis beginners, with an emphasis on proper grips, strokes, and technique. (Fishback, Fall, offered annually)
962 Tennis II This is a more advanced course for tennis players with playing experience; attention will be paid to proper technique, but there will be more emphasis on live hitting and point-playing. (Fishback, Fall, offered annually)
972 Indoor Soccer This course is coeducational and is held in Bristol Fieldhouse. (Wilber, offered each semester)
980 Athletic Training The objectives of this course are to acquaint and afford opportunity for concentrated study by means of participation, observation, discussion, instruction, and research in the latest techniques, practices, problems, and theories pertaining to athletic training. (Spring, offered annually)