About Covenant College Athletics

About Covenant College Athletics

Related: PHILOSOPHY OF ATHLETICS

Covenant is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's (NCAA) Division III and the USA South Athletic Conference.

The 2013-14 academic year marked the first year of full competition in NCAA Division III after a four-year transitional period from the NAIA. 2013-14 was also the first year Covenant was a member of the USA South.

Covenant fields teams at both the varsity and junior varsity levels. Varsity squads include men's and women's soccer, volleyball, men's and women's cross country, men's and women's track & field, men's and women's basketball, baseball, softball, men's golf, and men's and women's tennis. Junior varsity teams compete in men's and women's soccer, volleyball, men's and women's basketball, baseball, and softball.

On Aug. 26, 2015, Covenant announced the addition of men's and women's track and field as intercollegiate sports beginning in the 2016-17 academic year. When the new programs compete in their first official events, it will be the first time since 2008 that Covenant has added an intercollegiate program.

QUICK FACTS - GENERAL INFORMATION

Location: Lookout Mountain, Ga.
Enrollment: 1,104
Year Founded: 1955
Nickname: Scots
Colors: Royal Blue and White
Affiliation: NCAA Division III
Conference: USA South Athletic
President: Dr. J. Derek Halvorson
Faculty Athletics Representative: Rodney Miller
Director of Athletics: Tim Sceggel
Director of Athletics Phone Number: 706-419-1517 
School Wesbite: www.covenant.edu
Athletic Website: http://athletics.covenant.edu
Conference Website: http://usasouth.net
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CovenantScots
Twitter: @CovenantScots
Instagram: http://instagram.com/covenantscots
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/CovenantAthletics

2015-16 Athletic Highlights

  • Volleyball captures USA South regular season and tournament title and earns berth to NCAA Tournament
  • Men's Basketball wins USA South Tournament and advances to NCAA Tournament
  • Ruth Terry named USA South Woman of the Year
  • Volleyball student-athlete Chelsea VanDyk named AVCA All-American
  • 3 student-athletes earn USA South Tournament MVP honors (Ginny Moore, Volleyball; TJ Cox, Men's Basketball; Aly Hall, Women's Tennis)
  • Men's Cross Country runner Micah Sneller is USA South individual champion
  • 6 major USA South awards: Matthew Harvie, Men's Tennis Player of the Year; Joanna Smith, Women's Basketball Rookie of the Year; Micah Sneller, Men's Cross Country Rookie of the Year; John Hirte, Women's Tennis Coach of the Year; Katie Stanford, Women's Cross Country Coach of the Year; Joanna Ehman, Volleyball Coach of the Year
  • 1 student-athlete voted to CoSIDA Academic All-District team
  • Covenant wins USA South Sportsmanship Trophy for third straight year
  • 108 student-athletes on USA South All-Academic team
  • 29 All-USA South performers
  • Covenant finishes fourth in the USA South Presidents Cup (highest-ever finish)
  • Covenant announces the addition of Men's and Women's Track & Field as intercollegiate athletic programs

2014-15 Athletic Highlights

  • Men's Soccer wins USA South Tournament and earns berth to NCAA Tournament
  • Men's Cross Country wins USA South championship for second consecutive year
  • Volleyball wins program record 27 matches and finishes runner-up at USA South Tournament
  • 7 major USA South awards earned: Beth Burgess, Women's Cross Country Runner of the Year; Eliot Kaufmann, Men's Cross Country Runner and Rookie of the Year; Katie Stanford, Men's Cross Country Coach of the Year; Snoopy Davidson, Men's Soccer Player of the Year; John Hirte, Men's Tennis Coach of the Year; Caleb Bloye, Baseball Rookie of the Year
  • Men's Cross Country runner Graham Massot is USA South individual champion
  • 105 student-athletes named to USA South All-Academic team
  • 3 student-athletes voted to CoSIDA Academic All-District teams
  • 1 student-athlete named CoSIDA Academic All-America (Snoopy Davidson, Men's Soccer)
  • 27 All-USA South performers

2013-14 Athletic Highlights

  • Covenant becomes full members of NCAA Division III and the USA South Athletic Conference
  • Baseball team wins USA South regular season title and earns berth to the school’s first NCAA Division III tournament
  • Men’s Cross Country wins USA South championship, while Women’s Cross Country runner Beth Burgess is the USA South individual champion
  • 32 All-USA South performers
  • 98 students named to USA South All-Academic team
  • 96 students on the spring 2014 athletic academic honor roll
  • 5 students voted to CoSIDA Academic All-District teams
  • 5 programs earn team academic awards through national organizations
  • Covenant athletic programs win five USA South Team Sportsmanship Awards
  • On-campus tennis court complex completed

2012-13 Athletic Highlights

  • Baseball team makes first trip to the NCCAA World Series
  • GSAC regular season champions: women's soccer, volleyball, and women's cross country
  • 4 NCCAA All-Americans
  • 17 All-GSAC performers
  • 23 students named NCCAA Scholar-Athletes
  • 82 students on athletic academic honor roll
  • 2 students voted to CoSIDA Academic All-District teams