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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 Owls Find Their Place at The W
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – Between Aug. 17 and Aug.19, the Owls athletic teams made their way to The W and kicked off fall sports with the first practices of the season.
  • Join the Owls Fund Club
    COLUMBUS, Miss. - The Owls Fund Club is pleased to provide a variety of benefits in return for the dedicated and loyal support of the many alumni, friends and fans of The W. The primary purpose of the Owls Fund Club is to provide significant funding and added flexibility to meet the annual budgetary needs of The W’s athletics programs and enhance the athletic facilities. Fund Club gifts will assist in providing the resources needed for W Athletics to achieve the highest level of success both athletically and academically, and are critical to the mission of The W Athletic.
  • Women's Cross Country to Hold Tryouts on Tuesday
    The Owls Cross Country teams will hold tryouts on Tuesday, August 22 at 5 p.m. in Pohl Gymnasium.
  • Owls Volleyball Host Summer Youth Clinics
    COLUMBUS, Miss. - More than 50 students from three states attended the first-ever summer clinics hosted by Owls Volleyball.
  • Jones named Director of Athletic Communications
    COLUMBUS, Miss. - Director of Athletics Jason Trufant has named Jenae Jones as the Director of Athletics Communications.

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