The Sage Colleges athletics program offers 13
intercollegiate sports at the NCAA Division III level:
Men's Cross Country; Women's Cross Country; Men’s Golf; Men's Soccer; Women's Soccer; Women’s Tennis; Women’s Volleyball
Men's Basketball; Women's Basketball; Men's Volleyball
Men's Golf; Softball; Women’s Lacrosse, Men’s Tennis
Sage also offers several intramural programs throughout the academic year.
Other affiliations include:
The 10-team Skyline Conference and Eastern College Athletic Conference.
NCAA Tournament qualifications in the last five years:
Women’s Volleyball (2007, 2008)
ECAC Tournament qualifications in the last five years:
Women’s Soccer (2007, 2008, 2009)
Men’s Soccer (2011)
Men’s Basketball (2011)
The coaching staff is actively recruiting local, regional and national talent during their junior and senior years of high school. The Sage staff has a variety of ways to connect with prospective student-athletes, including NCAA official and unofficial visits or through programs sponsored by the College’s Admission Office, such as Open Houses and Visit Days.
63 student-athletes have been named Skyline Conference Academic Honor Roll in recognition of academic and athletic excellence in the past year. In addition, Sage had two student-athletes named as the Scholar-Athlete of the Year in their respective sports, while two student-athletes were also named to the prestigious CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-America Team.
32.4 percent of Sage student-athletes were
named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2012 semester.
Sage was represented by student-athletes from 10 different states throughout the past year including: New York; Connecticut; Massachusetts; Vermont; New Jersey; Washington, Pennsylvania; Florida, Louisiana, Georgia, and Washington, D.C.
The Sage Student Athlete Advisory Committee has been extremely active in the local and regional community in the past few years. Among the many activities the group has been active with are the NY State Special Olympics’ Fall Games and the Polar Plunge. The group has also participated in a number of community service projects at Albany Medical Center in the Pediatrics Wing as well as a local elementary reading program.
Sage student-athletes are supported by a sports medicine staff that includes two NATABOC-certified athletic trainers. The sports medicine staff administers all phases of preventive training, care and injury rehabilitation. The staff also provides analysis to athletes on sport-specific nutrition, strength training and conditioning.
The Sage College’s Athletic program combines student-athletes from both the Russell Sage College campus located in Troy, NY and Sage College of Albany located in Albany, NY. Together, the Gators have expanded from just five women’s teams in 2007 to 13 NCAA Division III varsity sports for both men and women in 2012-13.
Sage is a member of the Skyline Conference, made up of eleven schools from New York and conducts championships for 17 sports. In addition, Sage is affiliated with the ECAC, the Eastern College Athletic Conference as a Division III member. For more information on Sage’s athletic program, visit www.sagegators.com.
Sage’s facilities offer a variety of amenities including fitness centers, indoor pool, and outdoor field space. The Gators have three separate facilities in various locations throughout The Sage Colleges. The Jeanne H. Neff Athletic Center (NAC), located approximately half a mile from Russell Sage College, includes two gymnasiums as well as state of the art strength and condition rooms. Behind the NAC is the Robison Softball Field, built in 2008 and home to Sage’s softball team.
The Ellis H. and Doris B. Robison Athletic Center is home for Sage Recreation in Troy and includes two gymnasiums and the Gator Pit Weight and Fitness Center. In Albany, the Sage community utilizes Kahl Gymnasium and the newly renovated FitStop. Both fitness centers are open to all members of the Sage community and boast free weight stations, complete strength training circuits, and Precor cardio equipment.
For more information on the athletic and recreation programs at Sage, please contact (518) 244-2283.
Fast Facts About Sage
Total Enrollment: 3,300
A comprehensive institution of higher education composed of three colleges: an undergraduate college for women in Troy; a coeducational undergraduate college in Albany's University Heights neighborhood; and a graduate school operating on both campus locations.
140 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, NY 12208
65 First Street, Troy, NY 12180
65 First Street, Troy, NY 12180
Troy and University Heights, Albany
The Sage Junior College of Albany received its own degree-granting powers in 1957. In 1995, the Sage Graduate School became authorized to grant degrees independently, the Sage Evening College became recognized as a separate administrative unit, and the institution was re-chartered by the Board of Regents of the state of New York as The Sage Colleges, often referred to for the sake of convenience as "Sage." The words "Russell Sage College" now refer only to the college for women. In 2001, the Sage Junior College of Albany and Sage Evening College were replaced by a single entity, Sage College of Albany.