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3 College Junior

Athletics: People on show support when teams are successful.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Sports Are Okay – In my opinion, the sports here are on of the biggest assets of the school. However, it would be nice if there was more school spirit, a better mascot, and also a spirit team. The athletes here are very talented and have the power to take the school to another level of greatness.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Grade a Sports – At Centenary College of Louisiana, varsity sports are a very big part of campus. Most of the students attending here are part of some athletic team. There are so many different sports available and intramural sports! We have great trainers and advisers at our fingertips whenever we need them. All of the students here are so supportive of all of the sports on campus. There is never an event here that is not completely packed.

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College Junior

Athletics: In general, varsity sports at Centenary suck. They have losing seasons most years. Also, games are not well attended by students. There are lots of intramural opportunities that are participated in.

College Freshman

Athletics: Centenary is the smallest school in Division I athletics. However, we do not have a football team. We do have a pretty good basketball team. We also have tennis, softball, baseball, and volleyball to name a few other varsity sports on campus. Intramural sports are very fun, and anyone can compete as long as they are not on the varsity team for that sport. We have intramural soccer, flag football, basketball, softball, and more! They are really fun, and I highly recommend playing.


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  • 464th
    Best Intramural Sports
  • 543rd
    Most Active Varsity Sports

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Ashley Moss
Tucson, Ariz.
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When you tell people that you attend Centenary College, the response is often either "Where's that?" or "Didn't Robert Parish go there?" Though Centenary is not incredibly well-known for its athletics, the school did have its glory days. Back in the 1930s, the College had an amazing football team. And of course, the school was once home to Robert Parish, NBA Hall-of-Famer. It's a bit different today. There's no football team, and basketball, while popular, doesn't have the electric atmosphere it once had. But don't think that athletic events are quiet affairs with empty bleachers. Students arrive in droves to basketball games, and once in a while, a game will inspire students to paint their faces and act like your average crazy sports fanatic. The other sports get some attention, though, not necessarily the same excitement. Sports such as gymnastics, swimming, or volleyball usually bring in friends of the athletes and a few other loyal fans. Centenary is the smallest Division I school, so the College is unique in that respect.

Though athletics are an important part of life at Centenary, they tend to take a back seat to academics and other student organizations. The absence of football makes Centenary much different than most other colleges. There is not much sports fanaticism, and school pride is not confined to athletic events. Although students are proud of the College's athletic accomplishments, if asked to name the school mascot, they'll sheepishly reply, "the Ladies and the Gents." Students are quite aware the mascot doesn't inspire much fear.

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conferences
Football: N/A
Basketball: Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
School Colors
Maroon and white
School Nickname
The Ladies and the Gents
Men Playing Varsity Sports
123 - 37%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
107 - 24%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
Club Sports
  • Cycling
  • Fencing
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Crew
  • Flag football
  • Golf
  • Racquetball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • CC Softball Complex
  • Centenary Tennis Courts
  • Gold Dome
  • Haynes Fitness Center
  • Mayo Field
  • Shehee Stadium
  • Wilhite Media Room
Most Popular Sports
Basketball is really popular at Centenary. It definitely draws the largest crowds and is one of the few times you'll see Centenary students paint their faces maroon and white.
Most Overlooked Teams
The cross country team seems to get the least attention. You don't hear about the meets much, and it sometimes seems buried under the weight of other athletic teams.
School Spirit
Since Centenary has no football team, school spirit doesn't reach the frantic, frenzied mania of most universities. You'll rarely see students wearing face paint and large foam hands. That doesn't mean that Centenary is completely void of spirit. Athletic events, mostly basketball, are filled with cheering fans. But the majority of students tend to show their support for the school in other ways than screaming their voices out at sports events. Most students are really interested in promoting the College to prospective students. Students will go out of their way to help admissions or other campus organizations. Students that are leaders of organizations such as the campus radio station or the newspaper are incredibly loyal to the school and determined to present a good image to the surrounding community.
Getting Tickets
Students can go to the Gold Dome to get their tickets in advance. Most of the time you can get into an event simply by showing your student ID at the door. All tickets are free to Centenary students.
Best Place to Take a Walk

Student Polls

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 10 responses

  • 0% No one pays attention to varsity sports.
  • 40% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 60% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 0% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 11 responses

  • 0% Almost no one participates in them.
  • 18% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 36% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 45% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 11 responses

  • 0% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.
  • 45% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 55% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 0% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.


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