ECC student-athletes excel in the classroom as well as in athletics. Eleven former ECC track standouts participated in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and three of them won medals - a gold, a silver, and a bronze; the bronze medalists had also won the bronze four years ago (link to the photos, etc.). ECC has also had other Olympians in the past. Many ECC students have ranked nationally and routinely in district and national championships.
Students may also choose to participate in a variety of student clubs and organizations, the Student Government Association, and the ECCO student newspaper.