Athletics

The Avery Point campus is the only UConn regional campus to house an athletic facility. The gymnasium provides a newly renovated basketball/volleyball court, a six-lane AAU 25-yard swimming pool, weight-training programs and equipment, recreational sports programs, and intercollegiate programs, including men’s basketball, women’s basketball, and a men’s baseball program which boasts an outstanding athletic record. Our recreational sports programs, organized by students, have included volleyball tournaments and a tag football team.

Avery Point championship baseball team

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NJCAA DIVISION II EAST DISTRICT CHAMPIONS

Teams

Avery Point is the only UConn Regional Campus that provides its students with opportunities to participate in intercollegiate sports. Students can choose to participate in men’s baseball, men’s basketball, or women’s basketball. All three teams compete against teams in the NJCAA Region 21.

Please visit our UConn Avery Point Athletics site.

BASEBALL

Since 1999, the UConn Avery Point (UCAP) Baseball Program has posted an impressive record of 483 wins and 122 losses, an average of 37 wins per season. During the past 14 years, UCAP has won 10 NJCAA Division II New England Championships, five East District Championships, and five World Series appearances in 1999, 2004, 2010, 2011, and 2013. The 2010 team earned an impressive 41-10 record and were the national runner-up in the 2010 World Series. Once their short careers at Avery Point come to a close, many players continue on to play at the collegiate and professional levels, a tribute to our exceptional coaching staff. Twenty-seven UCAP players have gone on to play professional baseball, including three alums who played for MLB teams in 2013: Rajai Davis, Toronto Blue Jays; Pete Walker, Toronto Blue Jays Pitching Coach; and John McDonald, Boston Red Sox.

BASKETBALL

Although relatively new to Avery Point, the men’s and women’s basketball teams have enjoyed teams similar successes to the baseball team, qualifying in multiple years for post-season play in the New England Championships.

Participation in athletics is an important part of a well-rounded undergraduate experience, providing these student-athletes with important leadership opportunities. Many players maintain a delicate balance among their studies, practice and game schedules, and work schedules. The Pointers continue to succeed as student-athletes in the classroom, as well as on the diamond and court. Through their hard work, dedication, and accomplishments on the athletic field and in the classroom, the UCAP athletes serve as role models for their fellow students. We are pleased and proud that we can offer our students these opportunities. Go Pointers!

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ADDITIONAL TEAMS

In addition to the intercollegiate sports teams, Avery Point also offers martial arts, a sailing club, and waterfront programs. For more information on the martial arts, contact Evan Ward. For more information on sailing and waterfront programs at Avery Point, visit the Waterfront programs page.

For information regarding Avery Point’s intercollegiate sports programs, contact our Director of Athletics and Head Baseball Coach, Roger Bidwell at 860-405-9183, or via e-mail at r.bidwell@uconn.edu.

Athletic Center

UConn Avery Point’s Athletic Center features a six-lane, 25-yard swimming pool, gymnasium, and fitness center. The multi-purpose gymnasium features a full collegiate basketball court, which can be configured for volleyball (two courts), indoor soccer, or indoor floor hockey. The fitness center features treadmills, ellipticals, and stationary bicycles.

Avery Point faculty, staff, and students enjoy use of the Athletic Center on a daily basis. The gymnasium is used in the fall and winter by the Avery Point men’s and women’s varsity basketball teams for games and practices.

The following community organizations and groups use the Athletic Center gym or pool on a regular basis: the Fitch High School men’s and women’s swim teams; Ledyard/Stonington High School men’s and women’s swim teams; Connecticut Aquatic Club swim team of Southeastern CT; Groton Parks and Recreation Department; Special Olympics of Southeastern CT; an underwater hockey league; Electric Boat Athletic Club members for basketball, volleyball, dodge ball and floor hockey leagues; Pfizer basketball and volleyball leagues; Southeastern CT Soccer League, and CT Velocity Volleyball League.

The athletic facility is open to the public on a membership basis throughout the year. The athletic center is available for rental for parties and private events on a space available basis. Anyone interested in a membership or rental of the gym or pool should contact Roger Bidwell at 860-405-9183 or via e-mail at r.bidwell@uconn.edu.

Avery Point Gymnasium

This athletic facility is open to students, staff, and faculty. The hours for the gym and pool are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The hours for the fitness center are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

FACILITY MEMBERSHIP
Avery Point offers facility memberships to the general public for the use of the pool, gym, and fitness center. The hours are:
Gym and Pool: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fitness Center: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For information contact Roger Bidwell at 860-405-9183
Avery Point Campus Athletic Department
1084 Shennecossett Road, Groton, CT 06340

For more information, please visit Avery Point Athletics.