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Varsity Athletics

Amy Folan, Zyzelewski Family Associate Vice President/Director of Athletics

Rose Center 100A;989-774-3041

Many students participate in the men’s and women’s athletic programs under the guidance of experienced coaches. It is our intention to field teams composed of student athletes who compete with excellence, integrity, intensity, and teamwork. The ultimate justification and aim of the programs is to affect human growth in the participant. Athletics at Central Michigan is regarded as an integral part of the educational offering of the university. Two of the primary purposes of the athletics program are to provide a variety of intercollegiate sports to meet the participation needs of both men and women, while at the same time meeting the desires of the general student to view athletic events, and to provide common, unifying college activities which contribute to the morale and spirit of the university community.

The Athletic Committee of the CMU Academic Senate makes recommendations regarding athletics standards, programs, and facilities, and has important responsibilities in their review.

The men’s and women’s programs have Division IA classification in the NCAA and the University complies with the code of that association. All CMU teams are affiliated with the Mid-American Conference with the exception of Lacrosse (Atlantic Sun).

The men’s program sponsors baseball, basketball, cross country, football, and wrestling.

The women’s athletic program includes basketball, cross country, field hockey, gymnastics, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, indoor and outdoor track, and volleyball.

Students must be enrolled full time and be in good standing with the university to participate in intercollegiate athletics for CMU. Contact the head coach for additional information on any particular sport. See