Christopher Newport University has one of the best athletics programs. It’s not only great for the athletes, but also for the students and community who come out to support.
I recently attended a men’s and women’s double-header basketball game. Double-headers are the most exciting home games to me because you get to enjoy a full evening of nonstop sports action! Our basketball teams are great. The men’s team is ranked No. 5 in the nation, and the women are ranked No. 16. Cheering them on and supporting them is easy because they are so good, but I believe that if even if they were ranked last in the conference, the Christopher Newport community would still be their biggest fans. It amazes me that we have Division III athletics, but fans support like we are a top D1 school.
At the games, I noticed so much spirit it made me even more proud to be a Captain! The stands were completely filled with so much energy. There were people standing the entire game, holding signs, jumping around and yelling. Along with all the cheering, they were sure to wear their blue and silver. We have so much spirit that the students cheering in the stands began chants before the cheerleaders even had a chance to organize their next cheer. So if anyone asks if we have spirit here at Christopher Newport, yes we do!