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Athletics at Bryant

Competitive Bryant drive abounds when students participate in Division I, intramural, and club sports. But don't worry if you're more comfortable on the sidelines. There are all kinds of ways to show your Bulldog pride!

NCAA Division I Athletics

Bryant University Bulldogs play to win. Bryant competes in 22 varsity sports in the Northeast Conference (NEC) and Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC). The University has won the Northeast Conference Men’s Commissioner Cup four years in a row. A record number of student-athletes were named to the NEC spring academic honor roll in 2017.

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Club and Intramural Sports

With 12 club sports including cheerleading, dance, karate, rowing, and squash, Bryant has outlets for your drive and athleticism. And not to brag, but Bryant’s Ultimate Frisbee team has been going strong for more than 35 years and consistently places in national competition.

And if you're looking for friendly campus competition, consider what Bryant intramural sports offers. We've got bocce ball, dodgeball, Wiffle Ball, and 11 more ways to get your game on.

Facilities that are best in class

Strength and Conditioning Center

The award-winning Bulldog Strength and Conditioning Center is where student-athletes go to train as a team and attain and surpass fitness goals.

Conaty Indoor Athletic Center

The Conaty Indoor Athletic Center provides Bryant athletes with a year-round enclosed and heated venue for all field sports. The 79,000-square-foot structure encloses a full sized, 120-yard football turf field. Bryant is New England’s only DI school offering such exceptional indoor facilities.

Athletic Fields and Outdoor Facilities

Tennis courts, a 400-meter track, a 3.2-mile cross-country course, and playing fields for baseball, field hockey, football, lacrosse, rugby, soccer, and softball. Beirne Stadium, an outdoor 4,400-seat facility, is used by the football, soccer, and lacrosse teams. Conaty Park is our first-class Division I baseball and softball complex. There is also a golf tee and putting green.

Artificial Turf Field

The field hockey team and men's and women's lacrosse teams play here. Located within the inner circle of the outdoor all-weather track, the lighted field is also available for club sports, intramurals, and night activities.

Chace Wellness and Athletic Center

The Elizabeth and Malcolm Chace Wellness and Athletic Center includes a six-lane pool, a multi-windowed 9,000-square-foot fitness center, The Eannarino Family Aerobics and Group Exercise Studio, and four locker rooms. The Mike '67 and Karen Fisher Lobby – a bright and airy atrium – creates an inviting main entrance to the entire athletic complex and features the Bryant University Athletics Hall of Fame display.

The Multipurpose Activities Center (MAC)

The MAC features a modern state-of-the-art sports training and rehabilitation center; offices for teams and athletic administration; racquetball and squash courts; and multipurpose courts for popular intramural sports such as basketball, volleyball, team handball, indoor soccer, and floor hockey.

Kelci Abernethy at Bryant pool

Kelci Abernethy '19

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Complementary Minor:
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Bryant’s close-knit community and this talented athlete’s work ethic keep her rising to the challenge.

Hometown: Chandler, AZ

More Than a Major

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