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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

03 June 2020

  • Foster Named Owls Head Softball Coach
    COLUMBUS, MISS. - The Owls Athletic Department and Athletic Director Jason Trufant have named Charles ‘Buddy’ Foster as the new head coach of The W softball program.  
  • Spring 2020 Athletic Director's List
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – Director of Athletics Jason Trufant and the Owls athletic program would like to take the time to recognize the 129 student-athletes who received a GPA of 3.0 or better during the spring 2020 semester. Because of their academic efforts, the scholars have been named to the Spring 2020 Athletic Director's List.
  • Alexander Named Head Men's Soccer Coach
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – The W Director of Athletics Jason Trufant and Owls Athletics are pleased to announce Louis Alexander as the new head coach of The W’s men’s soccer program.
  • Owls Rank 15th in Final 2020 USCAA Director's Cup Standings
    NORFOLK, Va. – With four Owls teams making their first appearance in the USCAA Fall Championships and both basketball team receiving top 20 rankings in the final USCAA Coaches Poll, The W Athletics was ranked 15th in the final standing for the 2019-20 USCAA Director’s Cup.
  • Harris Receives USCAA All-American Honorable Mention
    Senior guard Keith Harris received an USCAA All-American honorable mention due to his work on the court during the 2019-202 season. The Starkville, MS native averaged 18.5 points per game with 6.1 rebounds. #GoOwls #WinEveryDay

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