F&M is among an elite group of liberal arts colleges that maintain exceptional academic standards while also competing in athletics at a highly successful level. With its primary membership affiliation in the Division III Centennial Conference, the Diplomats also compete at the NCAA Division I level in wrestling while additionally sponsoring both men’s and women’s rowing and squash at the varsity level.
The College’s distinct perspective on intercollegiate athletics emerges from both our historic mission of educational excellence and also from a deep commitment to the holistic development of our students.
We embrace the educational value of competitive sports and structure our athletic programs to maximize their contribution to student development.
F&M regards its coaches as educators first and is committed to providing the resources necessary to help them be the best teachers, mentors and leaders they can be for our students.
We view the athletic experience as a framework for helping students maximize learning and success in all aspects of college life and beyond.
“F&M is a great school for academics and athletics. My coaches do an amazing job preparing
us for success on and off the mat.”“Professors are always willing to spend extra time with students, hold office hours
and make accommodations when a student cannot attend class, which has been extremely
helpful as a student-athlete because sometimes I need to miss class for wrestling
matches.” — F&M Senior Noah Fox, wrestling
Fitness & Recreation
Engaging in regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your overall health. With our recreation facilities, club and intramural sports, fitness classes and more, you’ll find a good way to work up a healthy sweat while learning lessons in leadership, teamwork, sportsmanship, and perseverance.