The Smith College Pioneers recorded their finest season in school history last year by hitting the 20 win plateau for the first time, tallying 23 wins and winning their first ECAC title. Come out and support this year's team and cheer the Pioneers on to victory! Click here for the 2012-2013 basketball schedule.
The Smith College Department of Athletics and Recreation inducted its first ever class into the Smith College Pioneers Hall of Fame on October 20, 2012 at a ceremony held at the Alumnae House. Twelve individuals and one team, representing some of the greatest achievements in women's physical education, sport, and athletics made up the inaugural class.
For the large majority of nearly 50 Smith students who become members of the college's rugby team, it's an unfamiliar game, unlike athletic activities they participated in in high school, or even came to know as spectators. But once they're on the team and accustomed to the physicality and competition—the full-speed hitting, the shoving, the scrum—something about rugby grabs them and doesn't let go.
It’s dark, about 5:30 a.m. The air is frigid and icy, with a cutting breeze knifing off the water. Movement for a while is sluggish and achy. For more than 60 students, members of the Smith crew team, this is the best time of the day—up before dawn, out on the Connecticut River, watching the sunrise, breathing the cold, rowing in unison, all before breakfast. What is it about crew that gets under the skin of team members and becomes a primary part of their Smith lives?
Can't get down to Ainsworth to catch the basketball game? Planning to head out of town this weekend? No matter. Now you can catch live broadcasts of every home game online, complete with running commentary and play-by-play provided by Sam Intrator, education and child study, and Darrell Alexander, athletics. Tune in for the final game of the regular season on Saturday, Feb. 18, at 2 p.m. as Smith takes on rival Wellesley before heading into post-season play.
Experience the exhilaration of students as they play the new game of bastketball and participate in the first women's collegiate basketball championship — between Smith sophomores and freshman — more than a century ago.