Recreation and Fitness

Recreation and Fitness

Wellness programming encourages students to maintain healthy living, while club and intramural sports provide opportunities for friendly competition year-round. Students benefit from indoor and outdoor facilities, including fitness centers, an indoor pool and group exercise programs.

Swimmers in a pool

Fitness and Wellness

All students enjoy access to all indoor and outdoor facilities, including two fitness centers, an indoor pool and more. In addition, wellness programming throughout the year helps students maintain healthy living while on campus.

An individual outdoor rock climbing

The Outing Club

The Blue Ridge and Allegheny mountains provide a scenic playground for hikers, cyclists, climbers, paddlers and fly fishers. Through the Outing Club, you can explore them all ⁠— no matter your experience level.

Students playing kickball

Clubs and Intramurals

Through club and intramural sports, students can compete in dozens of sports year-round. In addition to leagues, our recreation programs include single sport days, casual tournaments, and faculty-staff-student interaction.

Photo of W&L men's soccer game

NCAA Sports

The strength of our NCAA Div III program draws athletes with a love of the game and a desire to excel.

Be a Good Sport

W&L offers 23 Division III varsity sports, in addition to intramural and club sports.


W&L Student Named a Gold Award Girl Scout

Emma Marvelli ’27 garnered the award after honoring her former high school coach and bringing attention to the hammer throw.

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W&L Men’s Lacrosse Staff Earns IMLCA Regional Award

Head Coach Gene McCabe and his assistant coaches were named the 2024 Region 4 Coaching Staff of the Year.

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Getting to the Root of the Issue

The women’s soccer team worked with the greater Lexington community to help eliminate invasive species plaguing the health of Woods Creek.

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Erin Ness

Erin Ness Earns Old Dominion Athletic Conference Women’s Tennis Coach of the Year Award

Generals mentor garners the award for the third-straight year and eighth time overall.

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EAL Wrestling

Student-Athletes Team Up for a Better Earth

The Generals Earth Action Leadership program works to combine athletics with environmental stewardship.

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Meet Brad Singer ’24

A Washington Term class with a real-world focus prepared Singer for post-graduate work in the federal government.

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Meet Perry Kramer ’24

The opportunity to take a wide variety of classes has expanded Kramer's horizons.

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Erin Hughes ’21 Earns Prestigious Coaching Recognition

The third-year assistant women's basketball coach was named to the WBCA Thirty Under 30 List.

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Meet Nathan Unger ’24

Unger embraces the full W&L experience, including incredible academic opportunities and being a DIII athlete.

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Kami Gardner Named Old Dominion Athletic Conference Men’s and Women’s Swimming Coach of the Year

Generals’ mentor garners top conference honor after leading both sports to conference titles.

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Joseph Wins Elite 90™ Award for NCAA Division III Men’s Soccer Championship

The sophomore goalkeeper boasts highest GPA of Final Four teams.

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“Washington and Lee had the perfect combination of rigorous academics and a nationally ranked athletics program.”

Danny Tran
Men’s Soccer • Major: Economics