Northwestern kinesiology students conduct an experiment during class.

Sports and fitness


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.


Approximately one-fourth of Northwestern students get involved in intramurals annually. We offer 15 sports for men and women, including badminton, basketball, flag football, indoor soccer, racquetball and volleyball.

Red Raider athletics

The Red Raiders play in the Great Plains Athletic Conference, one of the NAIA’s most competitive leagues. Since 2001, Red Raider teams have won 7 national championships. We field 8 men’s and 8 women’s varsity teams:

Baseball Basketball
Basketball Cross country
Cross country Golf
Football Soccer
Golf Softball
Soccer Tennis
Track & field Track & field
Wrestling Volleyball
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