Oct 02, 2022  
2021-2022 University Student Handbook 
    
2021-2022 University Student Handbook [FINAL EDITION]

Intercollegiate Sports


Intercollegiate athletic teams compete with teams from colleges and universities in the Commonwealth Conference of the Middle Atlantic conferences, as well as other universities and colleges in the area. Opportunities for teams and individuals to vie for regional and national championships are provided.

Men compete in the following sports by season: fall—football, cross country, soccer, golf; winter—basketball, swimming, indoor track and field; spring—baseball, outdoor track and field, golf, lacrosse. Women compete in the following: fall—soccer, field hockey, cross country, volleyball, golf; winter—basketball, swimming, indoor track and field; spring—lacrosse, softball, golf, outdoor track and field.

Requirements to Participate in an Intercollegiate Sport

  • First-year and transfer student-athletes must have a physical examination by a non-university physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant within six months of athletic activity. This must be completed on the university physical form sent in the admissions packet and forwarded to Student Health Services. Students must also forward a copy of their sickle cell trait test. All returning student-athletes will be screened annually at Student Health Services. If a student has not participated in a one year period, then another physical from an outside provider must be completed and documented on the Student Health Service forms.
  • Minimum GPA as follows:
Credits Attempted Minimum GPA
15.5 or fewer 1.70
16–30.5 1.80
31– 60.5 1.90
61 and more 2.00
  • Completion of NCAA eligibility forms. Forms will then be reviewed by the eligibility-certification official and eligibility will be determined.
  • Completion of Widener eligibility forms. Forms will then be reviewed by the eligibility-certification official and eligibility will be determined.
  • Athletic insurance is required of student-athletes at the first practice—each student’s account will be billed. This mandatory insurance is nonrefundable. The athletic insurance works in conjunction with the student’s own medical insurance. For information, call Student Health Services at 610-499-1183.

Cheerleaders

The cheerleading squad supports both the football and men’s basketball teams. The squad is chosen from candidate tryouts at the discretion of the cheerleading coach.