Students agree that the best part about playing sports at MIT is simply participating in the first place.

It’s great to win, they say, but you don’t have to shoot like Michael Jordan or hit like Sammy Sosa in order to have fun. The qualities you learn on the playing field are truly what make you a star.

Sports builds character. And in the business world, that’s the winning edge. Athletics teaches leadership. Confidence. Perseverance. Teamwork. Dedication. Cooperation. And community spirit.

The students featured on these pages say they learn on the sports field qualities they don’t always learn in the classroom. It’s by confronting yourself – both mentally and physically – that you can become the champion you are in your dreams.