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COURSE CATALOGUE : Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation

Program Faculty
Brian Miller, Interim Director of Athletics
Paul Bugenhagen, Head Rowing Coach
Kevin DeWall, 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 Riskie, Head Squash and Tennis Coach
Tim Sweeney, Head Basketball Coach
Mark Taylor, Head Hockey Coach

Deb Steward, Director of Athletics
Sandra Chu, Head Rowing Coach
Evan Abelson, Head Cross Country 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
Anne Phillips, Head Lacrosse Coach
Lynn Quinn, Head Golf Coach
Sally Scatton, Head Field Hockey Coach, Assistant Director of Athletics
Lindsay Sharman, Head Basketball Coach
Jaime Totten, Head Ice Hockey Coach
Aliceann Wilber, Head Soccer Coach

Chris Gray, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach
Caitlin Ketcham, Assistant Athletic Trainer
Brian Miller, Athletic Compliance Coordinator
Tracy Stankavage, Assistant Strength Coach

Hobart athletics seeks to afford experience in intercollegiate sports to as many men as possible. Annually, about one third 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, four Eastern College Athletic Conference regional titles, and 47 conference championships.

William Smith
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 not offered for 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, ice hockey, 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 seven national championships, 60 conference championships and 19 state championships.

Recreation, Intramurals and Fitness
Hobart and William Smith Colleges Department of Recreation, Intramurals, & Fitness operates out of an 83,000 square feet multi-purpose facility, consisting of a fitness center-weight room area, group fitness and indoor cycling room, an indoor track, and a full-size artificial playing field that converts to five tennis and four basketball courts. Robert A. Bristol Field House was built in 1989 and adjoins with the Elliott Varsity House and the Dr. Frank P. Smith '36 Squash Center.

The Recreation Department offers inclusive programs and services for participants to increase their daily activity, improve their quality of life, and enhance their knowledge on the value of health and fitness. Primarily these offerings consist of open recreation activities, group fitness classes, intramural sports, special events, and external membership services.

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 tennis, are instructed by staff members who have significant experience and expertise in that related activity.

Club Sports
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 Adventure 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 rock climbing.

Dates and times of programs are publicized and a fee is charged to cover equipment and administrative costs. A resource center, located in the second level of the barn includes a rock wall and an equipment rental system.

PEC 930 Scuba Diving This course includes all techniques of the sport. Certification is given for satisfactory completion. Fee. Must have 6 students registered to offer class (Offered each semester)

PEC 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)

PER 929 Field Hockey Refine fundamental field hockey skills and game tactics and techniques. Open to new and experienced players. (Scatton, spring, offered annually)

PER 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. (Riskie, fall, offered annually)

PER 972 Indoor Soccer This course is coeducational and is held in Bristol Field House. (Wilber, offered Spring semester)

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