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Athletics

Mission Statement & Quick Facts

Southern Wesleyan University is a Christ-centered, student-focused learning community devoted to transforming lives by challenging students to be dedicated scholars and servant-leaders who impact the world for Christ. 

The mission statement for the department of athletics at Southern Wesleyan University is: We are committed to integrating a Christian approach to faith, living, learning and competition as we represent God and the University.

In addition, we believe that quality athletic programs serve to enhance the overall educational experience for all students and our Warrior community.

We desire to invest in our student-athlete's lives with purposeful relationships driven by our department’s 4 core values:

  1. Spiritual Development
  2. Academic Success
  3. Community Service
  4. Athletic Excellence

Quick Facts

Location:

Central, SC

Founded:

1906

Address:

215 Clayton Street
Central, SC 29630

Enrollment:

1,883 total
1,446 undergraduates
427 postgraduates

President:

Dr. Todd Voss

Director of Athletics:

Chris Williams

Director of Compliance Services:

Drew Emory

Faculty Athletic Representative:

Emily Germain

Athletics Business Coordinator:

Claire Keffer

Conference:

Conference Carolinas (CC)

Affiliations:

National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II
National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA)

Nickname:

Warriors

Mascot

Ty the Warrior

First Year of Intercollegiate Athletics

1970

MEN'S SPORTS

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Indoor Track & Field
Outdoor Track & Field

WOMEN'S SPORTS

Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Indoor Track & Field
Outdoor Track & Field
Volleyball

 

NCCAA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • Men's Baseball - 2007
  • Women's Basketball - 2007
  • Men's Golf (Zach Moore - Individual Play) - 2013
  • Men's Soccer - 2013 and 2015
  • Women's Indoor Track and Field
    • 4x400 (Amy Barton, Lavornne Taylor, Shy'Keya Wimberly, Brandi Jackson) - 2015
    • 4x400 (Amy Barton, Jordan Hargrave, Shy'Keya Wimberly, Brandi Jackson) - 2016
  • Women's Outdoor Track and Field
    • 400 meters (Brandi Jackson) - 2015
    • 100-meter hurdles (Skylar Julian) - 2016
    • 4x100 (Amy Barton, Skylar Julian, Jess Maggio, Morgan Haney) - 2016
    • 100-meter hurdles (Skylar Julian) - 2017
    • 100-meter hurdles (Chyna Campbell) - 2018
    • Men's Outdoor Track and Field
      • Triple Jump (Javon Barmore) - 2016
      • 4x100 (Nick Edwards, Marquise Jackson, Jannai Maxwell and Jhante McMillan) - 2017
      • 4x100 (Nick Edwards, Jannai Maxwell, Derrick White, and Dymitric Ray) - 2018
      • 100 meter (Nick Edwards) - 2018
      • 200 meter (Jannai Maxwell) - 2018