Residence halls on the Pleasantville campus

Extreme Sports and Pace Nation (ESPN)

Students who are interested in sports of all kinds, pushing their adrenaline levels or supporting our athletic teams. Students in this community will participate in various competitions throughout the year, and play an active role in supporting athletic teams on campus. Opportunities to stay active through individual and team competitions as well as through supporting our athletics program will be provided.

Students who participate in Extreme Sports and Pace Nation (ESPN) initiatives will:

  • Develop an increased sense of Pace Pride through participation in a variety of Pace athletic events
  • Further develop a passion for active living by being be exposed to a variety of sports and fitness activities
  • Learn strategies that support living an active lifestyle


  • Trips to sports events
  • Kick-off events before various Pace athletic events
  • Discussions around current events in professional sports

Student Testimonials

Jenna Steinkamp '20

The ESPN FIG has been extremely helpful in my life as a freshman here at Pace. Transitioning was difficult, but having a group of similarly minded people with the same interests in sports, soon became a home away from home. The different events that were held were so much fun like going with people to the football games to support Pace. Whereas most schools centralize their sports around football, the FIG made it about all athletics and activities in general. A dozen people in the hall went out at the beginning of the semester, tossed a Frisbee and around and also played pickup games of basketball. My RA had organized a great trip to go to the Barclays Center and watch a game! You could really see the cohesion of people in the FIG and I am proud to be a part of it.

Vincent Simpson '20

When I first visited Pace and saw the ESPN lounge, I was in shock and in awe. From a huge flat screen with comfy couches, to the Foosball and Ping-Pong tables, I was in love. In fact, the night I met my current best friend, we had an eleven game win streak doing doubles in table tennis; so when it came to choosing a FIG I knew there were no other places I wanted to be. In the fall my RA motivated us to play intramurals, invited us to watch numerous sports games in the ESPN lounge and so much more. One of my fondest memories was one day we were all talking about how stressful finals were about to be and my RA scheduled a basketball tournament between everyone in the FIG and handed out prizes. Afterwards, we all hung out, watched a basketball game on the flat screen TV, ate pizza, and spoke about the values of teamwork. Being in ESPN has taught me the life lessons like putting “us” before “me”, managing studying time and personal interests, and even a wicked serve in Table Tennis- so be careful.

Faculty Testimonial

This is the first year that I have been involved as a Faculty Partner for the FIG program. It has been a unique experience in a few ways. Approximately 40 students, 2 faculty members, and an administrator attended a college basketball double header at the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn. It was enjoyable interacting with the students in a non-traditional environment. We are discussing more trips in the future.

Kevin J. Wynne, PhD
Academic Director, Masters' in Finance for Professionals (MFP) Associate Professor, Finance and Business Economics Lubin School of Business, Pace University