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Sports & Recreation

Development of the body is just as important as development of the mind. The W offers state-of-the-art facilities and programming to help you find the balance.

Stark Recreation Center

Campus Recreation strives to provide quality recreation opportunities for the MUW community and to create a safe environment that fosters development of the mind and body. Visit the Campus Recreation website.

Intramural Sports

The MUW Intramural Program offers a wide variety of individual, dual and team sport activities for women, men, and coed groups throughout the academic year.  Intramurals is a fun way to meet new people, become physically active and participate in friendly competition.  The atmosphere is informal to encourage participation for enjoyment of the activity rather than superior performance abilities.  Visit the Intramural Sports website.

The W Aquatic Center

Whether you want to learn to swim or want to get in a few laps between classes, the natatorium is the place for you. View the Aquatic Center website.

Rec Fitness

Fitness and Wellness at MUW Campus Recreation provides a diverse schedule of programs/classes to help our campus acquire and maintain balance for a healthy lifestyle through diet and exercise.  View the Rec Fitness website.

Plymouth Bluff Center

Located in a secluded area high above the old Tombigbee River Channel near Columbus, Mississippi, the Plymouth Bluff Center is a 190-acre educational and recreational facility. This unique center in the beautiful woodlands of east central Mississippi provides the ideal setting for learning, growth, and recreation in a natural setting. Visit the Plymouth Bluff website.


The W Athletics

Athletics Latest News

  • The W softball team returns to field
    Adam Minichino, Sports Editor for The Commercial Dispatch
  • The W Division of Athletics and Recreation host Parents' Night Out
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – The Mississippi University for Women’s Division of Athletics and Recreation is bringing to the Columbus community Parents’ Night Out. The one-night event on Friday, Feb. 9 gives parents the opportunity to kick of Valentine’s Day weekend kid-free.
  • Coach Turnipseed Talks Cross Country
    Owls Communications sat down with head cross country coach Morgan Turnipseed to discuss cross country, the season, and a love for running.
  • Introducing Gray Massey, Women's Soccer
    Gray Massey joins the Owls Athletics staff as the first head coach of The W women's soccer team.
  • 2017 Athletic Director's List Announced
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – Director of Athletics Jason Trufant and the Owls athletic program would like to take the time to congratulate the 51 scholar athletes who worked hard in the classroom to garner GPAs of 3.0 or better during the fall 2017 semester. Because of their academic efforts, the 46 scholars have been named to the 2017 Athletic Director’s List. Of the 51 scholars, 25 received GPAs of 3.5 or better and six maintained perfect 4.0s.

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