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Virtual Event: Athletics and Recreation at Hamilton

Roughly one-third of Hamilton students play a varsity sport, and nearly half of all students are involved in recreational activities on Hamilton’s campus.  We hope you’ll join us for this virtual event and conversation. Topics will include: recreation, physical education courses, club and intramural sports, varsity athletics, and community events, among others, and we also look forward to answering your questions as well.

Wednesday, April 22 at 7 p.m. (EDT) Register

Panel ParticipantsAnnie McClanahan ’20, senior fellow in the Admission Office and member of Hamilton’s Women’s Golf team, will facilitate this panel discussion with our senior leadership team in Athletics:

Jon Hind ’80 is in his 13th year as director of athletics at Hamilton. During his tenure the women's lacrosse team captured the first NCAA team championship in athletic department history, and athletes from the men’s track & field, men’s cross country and women’s swimming teams have collected a number of individual national titles. Nearly all the College's athletic facilities have been upgraded under his leadership including new facilities for baseball and softball, field hockey, and men’s and women’s tennis. He has overseen the construction of the Bob Simon Golf Center, the addition of new locker rooms in the Delaney Team Center, and the construction of a large indoor practice facility with artificial grass and a state-of-the-art batting cage.

Miriam Merrill joined Hamilton College as the associate director of athletics in January 2017. She has been an active member of the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators since 2010, and she was on its membership committee in 2012-13. Merrill is also part of the Minority Opportunities Athletic Association, serving on the Educational and Professional Development Committee, and the Northeast Atlantic Sport Psychology Conference Planning Committee.

Dave Thompson, director of campus wellness and the Charlean and Wayland Blood Fitness and Dance Center and professor of physical education, has been a part of the department since 1983. Thompson served as assistant coach for Hamilton men’s and women’s swimming & diving for the 2016-17 season after serving as the program’s head coach for 20 seasons from 1983 until 2003. He spent four years as director of athletics and chair of the physical education department. In 2006 he was named director of campus wellness and the Blood Fitness and Dance Center.

Please register by completing this short form where you will be able to submit your questions in advance.

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