The Department of Athletics at Columbia College is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC).
• Fighting Koalas compete in ten sports—basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field, and volleyball.
• Student athletes collectively hold an impressive average 3.6 GPA.
• Athletes account for nearly 30% of the student body.
Athletics Director Kellyann Stubblefield is a former collegiate athlete and two-time national champion and record holder in the high jump. Under her leadership, the Fighting Koalas and their coaches have received a record number of national, conference, and academic awards as well as the top award given by the NAIA, The Champions of Character Institutional Award. Stubblefield says, "Our athletes compete in regional and sometimes national play. They come here not only from South Carolina, but also from all over the United States and the world.” In 2014, students from 18 states, England, Germany, Guam, Serbia, and Spain will be playing as Fighting Koalas.
The department of athletics at Columbia College is committed to providing opportunities for young women to learn practical life lessons about leadership, teamwork and self-discipline through participation in intercollegiate athletics. The department has the responsibility to ensure the safest environment possible for its student-athletes that we provide through preseason physical examinations; sound conditioning; quality coaching; and safe, hazard-free facilities.
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Department of Athletics
Columbia, SC 29203
(803) 786-3723 (phone)
(803) 786-3868 (fax)