Athletics & Recreation

Recreation Center
What We Do

Academic support and life skills programming, competitive scheduling, quality coaching and the recruitment of the region's best student-athletes will continue to be the top goals of the intercollegiate athletics program at RIC in the 21st century.

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Since 1995 a dedicated “team” of coaches and staff, under the direction of Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, Intramurals and Recreation Donald Tencher, have been working tirelessly to ensure that RIC students have a sound educational experience, both in the classroom and in athletics.

Rhode Island College is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and a charter member of the Little East Conference. The college sponsors 21 varsity sports: men's and women's soccer, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's golf, women's lacrosse, men's and women's indoor track, men's and women's tennis, men's and women's outdoor track, men's and women's cross country, women's swimming, women's volleyball, women's gymnastics, men's wrestling, men's baseball and women's softball.

The campus Recreation Center is open to all RIC students. Offering state-of-the-art facilities including a 35,000 sq. ft. field house equipped with a 5-lane one-tenth mile indoor track, 3 multipurpose courts, and locker rooms with showers. A fitness center with accessibility to cardiovascular and weight training equipment and a 10,000 sq. ft 5-lane, 25-yard indoor heated swimming pool.

Athletics & Recreation Staff

Our athletics and recreation staff are here to support student-athletes and students alike.  

Interior Recreation Center Machines

Recreation Center

Equipped with a fitness center, field house, multiple courts, pool and locker rooms, the Recreation Center provides RIC students a high-quality recreational experience, with state-of-the-art equipment, programs and services.

Recreation Center Swimming Pool

Club Sports

Rhode Island College athletics offers a Club Sports program for those interested in being a part of a team without the NCAA commitment. View teams and athlete requirements for eligibility. 

Darby Shion RIC Basketball


Nineteen varsity athletic sports (NCAA) are offered by the Office of Intercollegiate Athletics, Intramurals and Recreation at Rhode Island College.

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