Thank you for your interest in becoming an Eagle. Bridgewater has a great winning tradition and expects great things from all its athletics teams and student-athletes. We hope this page allows you to find all the information you need on your quest to join the Bridgewater Women's Track and Field Family. We wish you all the best and hope to see you in the near future.
Bridgewater Track and Field Foundational Values
Mission: In accordance with the Bridgewater College and the Bridgewater College Department of Athletics mission statements, it is the mission of the Bridgewater College Cross Country and Track & Field programs to create a supportive environment that focuses on the growth and development of its
student-athletes physically, mentally, ethically and academically, providing the student-athlete with skills and character development that will serve them in life beyond college and intercollegiate athletics. Specifically, the Bridgewater College Cross Country and Track & Field programs seek to create a culture of lasting athletic success that also fosters mutual respect for teammates, coaches and all members of the Bridgewater College community; that holds their student-athletes to a high standard of accountability in their athletic and academic endeavors; that teaches work ethic, patience and passion; that creates unity through promoting humility and support; and instills an attitude of persistence in its student-athletes, equipping them to face and learn from adversity, respect the process of growth and development, never settle and to contribute daily to their personal and the team’s progress.
2014 Indoor ODAC Champions
2015 Indoor ODAC Champions
2016 Indoor ODAC Champions
2017 Indoor ODAC Champions
2018 Indoor ODAC Champions
1998 Outdoor ODAC Champions
2016 Outdoor ODAC Champions
2017 Outdoor ODAC Champions
Recent Individual Highlights
Amber Celen – Three-time National Champion, 2018 NCAA Elite 90 Award, 2017 Indoor/ Outdoor Athlete of the Meet, 2017 Indoor/Outdoor Scholar Athlete, 11-time NCAA All-Amercian, 2017 National Indoor Athlete of the Year, 2017 USTFCCCA National Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Emily Valle – 2019 Indoor Athlete of the Meet, 2017 Indoor Rookie of the Meet
Courtney Adams- 2018 Indoor Field Athlete of the Meet
Kristen Trice – 2016 All-American, 2012 ODAC Rookie of the Year
Calista Ariel- 2019 Indoor Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Bridgewater College is an independent, private liberal arts college founded in 1880. Located only two hours southwest of the Washington, D.C. metro area, Bridgewater has a total enrollment of more than 1800 students representing 24 states and five countries. Bridgewater admitted women from the time of its founding and was the first private liberal arts college in Virginia to do so.
Bridgewater offers bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees in more than 60 majors and minors, along with multiple concentrations, pre-professional programs such as medicine and law, dual degree programs and teacher certification. The College is a member of NCAA Division III and the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, with 24 intercollegiate athletic teams. The vibrant 300-acre residential campus includes an equestrian center and is located in the town of Bridgewater, Virginia, near the city of Harrisonburg in the center of the Shenandoah Valley. An excellent school system, healthy business environment, numerous arts and cultural events, the state's lowest crime rate, and a variety of outdoor opportunities and historic attractions draw many to the region.
Bridgewater College is recognized for its student-centered atmosphere and has been named "One of the Best Virginia Colleges and Universities in the Southeast," by The Princeton Review.