The Caltech Department of Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation encourages participation in individual and group activities through intercollegiate, club, intramural, and physical education activities. Caltech fields 17 NCAA Division III varsity sports and is a founding member of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletics Conference (SCIAC). The Beavers (nature's engineer) epitomize the student athlete, excelling both in the classroom and on the field of play. In 2009, soccer captain Grayson Chadwick was awarded a patent for his work using decoy cells to treat HIV patients. In 2012, baseball player Brian Penserini and tennis player Rebekah Kitto were honored with SCIAC First-Team, All-Conference selections.
In addition to intercollegiate athletics, Caltech offers a wealth of physical education, club, and intramural sports designed to meet the needs of the entire Caltech community. The athletics department is committed to the well-being of the whole student, combining physical, social and emotional skill development to further enhance the cultivation of a sound mind and body.
Intercollegiate Sports: Baseball, Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Cross Country, Fencing, Men's Soccer, Swimming & Diving, Men's Tennis, Women's Tennis, Track & Field, Women's Volleyball, Men's Water Polo and Women's Water Polo.
Club and interhouse sports (men's and women's):
badminton, cricket, cycling, fencing, ice hockey, kiteboard, racquetball, rugby, Shotokan karate, soccer, surfing and windsurfing, table tennis, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, and yoga.
- 2 gymnasiums
- 3,500 square foot weight room
- Cardiovascular area (treadmills, cross-trainers, rowers, steppers and stationary bikes)
- 4 racquetball courts
- 2 international squash courts
- 2 25-yard pools and spa
- 8 tennis courts
- Multipurpose room with spring floor
- Rock climbing room
- Heavy bag and speed bag area
- 2 multipurpose fields
- 400-meter Mondo track
- Locker and shower rooms