A member of the men's basketball team attempts to make a basket.

Sports and fitness

For students who like to stay in shape, Northwestern’s campus and the Orange City community offer a lot of options. There are pick-up basketball and soccer games on campus throughout the week, and students make heavy use of the indoor track, weight room and fitness facilities in the DeWitt Physical Fitness Center. About one-fourth of our students participate in intramurals, and approximately half belong to an intercollegiate athletic team. Orange City also has several fitness centers, a walking trail, an outdoor pool and an 18-hole golf course.

Northwestern students have free access to the college's DeWitt Physical Fitness Center, which includes a fitness area equipped with Matrix cardio and resistance machines, free weights and other fitness gear, as well as a four-court gymnasium with indoor track. There are also three racquetball courts, locker rooms, and a game zone with pool, ping pong and foosball

Intramurals are a great way to get some exercise, take a break from studying, and deepen friendships. They're also a chance to showcase your creativity with teams names like the Setting Ducks and Volley Llamas. Many leagues field men's, women's and co-ed teams. Best of all, league winners get intramural champion T-shirts.

8-ball and 9-ball
Basketball (3-on-3 and 5-on-5)
Chess
Flag football
Foosball
Kickball
Ping pong

Pool (8 ball)
Racquetball (singles and doubles)
Rook
Running
Slow-pitch softball
Soccer (indoor)

Spikeball
Tennis (singles and doubles)
Volleyball (indoor and sand)
Yard games
Wallyball

Whether you’re a competitor or spectator, Red Raider sports offer some of the best action in the area. Northwestern belongs to the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC), one of the NAIA's most competitive leagues. We win—a lot. The Bultman Center is decked out with numerous competition and sportsmanship trophies and national championship banners. In fact, Raider teams have claimed 7 national titles since 2001.

Northwestern fields 8 men's and 8 women's varsity teams:

Men'sWomen's
Baseball Basketball
Basketball Cross country
Cross country Golf
Football Soccer
Golf Softball
Soccer Tennis
Track & field Track & field
Wrestling Volleyball

 

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