In order to be part of the Columbia State Athletic program, students must be successful on the court or field AND in the classroom. Student athletes are encouraged to make the most out of all the educational opportunities at Columbia State.
While the benefits of participating in intercollegiate athletics are numerous, the Columbia State Athletic program focuses on several core principles including promoting development of personal growth, awareness towards leadership, emphasis on character building, importance of community service and a commitment to physical fitness.
Charger pride runs deep! Columbia State Community College boasts athletic teams in Women’s Basketball, Men’s Basketball, Softball and Baseball. The athletic programs at Columbia State have a long-standing history of success including Regional VII championships and several NJCAA National Tournament appearances.Recently, the Women’s Basketball team made it to the semi-finals of the regional tournament. The Men’s Basketball team went to the NJCAA national tournament and finished the season ranked sixth in the nation. The baseball team hit a new record for consecutive games won at home and they also journeyed to the NJCAA national tournament, finishing the season ranked fourth in the nation.
The Lady Charger Basketball Team has a proud tradition of success on and off the court! Lady Chargers have been named to the All Region Tournament Team and All Conference Team each year since the team began in the 1970's with its first coach, Elner Hamner.
The Charger Basketball Team began in the first year of the College in 1966. Team players have routinely been named to All Region and All Conference Teams.
The Lady Charger Softball Team has been competing since the late 1970's. Winning the Division Championship once, Lady Chargers have been sought after for slots on All Region and All Conference Teams.
Charger Baseball has been a part of Columbia State since the College began in 1966. The Chargers have won the Regional Tournament 13 times and placed second 6 times. With 13 trips to the Nationals, the Chargers placed six times.
Joining the Booster Club at Columbia State is a great way to support Athletics! Booster Club members receive email newsletters, invitation to special athletic events, discounts on athletic merchandise and more!
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