- Two Class of 2005 men's hockey players graduated Phi Beta Kappa.
- The type of sand in the bunkers at Seven Oaks is the same as that in the traps
at Augusta National.
- Colgate has produced 16 Academic All-Americans.
- Ten alumni work in the athletics department: coaches Warren Holland '02 (men's
crew); Jeremy Ballard '03 (men's basketball); Mike Foley '78, Chris Young '97,
and Kevin Bolis '00 (football); Andrew Dickson '94 and Brad Dexter '96 (men's
hockey); Erik Ronning '97 (men's soccer); Kelly Tyrrell '00 (women's soccer);
and Michele Kelley '02, assistant director of athletic communications.
- The first intercollegiate baseball game, defeating Hamilton College
40-21, took place in 1867; the football team played for the first time on
November 8, 1890.
- The first women's teams -- basketball, field hockey, lacrosse, swimming and
diving, tennis, and volleyball -- were launched in 1973-74.
- Merrill "Doc" Miller is the first and only female head physician for a Division
IA or IAA college football team. She has been hailed in People
magazine's Medics section.
- Head athletic trainer Marty Erb is a scratch golfer.
- Starr Rink was featured in the 1977 movie Slap Shot starring Paul Newman.
- The women's lacrosse team has won 16 straight games against Patriot League
opponents. Head coach Katrina Silva is a trained pastry chef.
- Three of the last five 1819 Award winners have been student-athletes: Keith
Brooks '01 (football); Courtney Hostetler '04 (soccer); and Dave Thomas '05
- Colgate is one of only three schools with two Walter Payton Award (best
offensive player in Division I-AA football) winners: Kenny Gamble, who won the
inaugural award in 1987, and Jamaal Branch in 2003.