Sports and Recreation

Numerous sports and recreation programs exist at the university.

As an NCAA Division I member, Wichita State competes in the American Athletic Conference; WSU teams compete in basketball, baseball, softball, cross country track, tennis, golf and volleyball. The university fields teams in bowling and crew as independent sports.

There is also an extensive campus recreation program. Club sports include spirit squad, dance squad, racquetball, soccer, men’s volleyball, wheelchair athletics, ice hockey and aikido. Intramural sports include flag football, basketball, table tennis, badminton, soccer, softball, bowling, swimming and racquetball.

Students with a current Shocker ID card are admitted free to all varsity athletic events.

Sport Facilities

The 10,506-seat Charles Koch Arena, which is used for intercollegiate basketball games; the 7,851-seat Eck Stadium – Home of Tyler Field, home to the Shocker baseball program, which underwent a $7.8 million renovation in 2000 and ranks among the finest college baseball facilities in the country; the Sheldon Coleman Tennis Complex with eight lighted courts, home to WSU’s intercollegiate tennis program; and the 1,000-seat C. Howard Wilkins Softball Facility for intercollegiate softball. Visit Shocker sports online (