Athletics

Location
Jackson, MS
Undergrads
828
Tuition
$30,974
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Freshman

Athletics: Not everyone enjoys going to sporting events, but if you do it is a great time. Everyone is positive and supports everyone.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Most students that come to Millsaps generally play a sport. Not everyone does but a very high percentage play at least one sport. The athletics here is amazing. There is a good gym and a hangar dome where basketball and volleyball games are held. Our football field is nicely located besides our cafeteria and gym. Students love to go support our football team and the other sports.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Sports Help Student Relations – Sports at Millsaps is a very common enrichment by the typical student. Almost everyone at Millsaps plays some kind of sport. The student involvement is extremely high but can often times cause less fan support. To many student are focused on their own sport that they often miss out on supporting other sports. The athletic facilities are above average and give the student athletes a fair chance to compete.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: The athletics at Millsaps college are thriving. Most of the campus is involved in one of the many sports. Although most of the teams do not advance very far in terms of championships, the teams themselves are full of spirit. The amount of time and effort they put into their practices and games is phenomenal. Millsaps athletes devote a large amount of time to their sport, while still allotting time for their studies. The athletes are very well-rounded at Millsaps College.

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Athletics: The sports diversity isn't really there. Students want to get a rugby team started, and I would join a swimming team, but Millsaps isn't really interested in getting either going.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 458th
    Most Active Varsity Sports
  • 459th
    Best Intramural Sports

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Bryan Dupree
Hometown
Plaquemine, LA
Major
Political Science and French
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Millsaps is a member of the SCAC, which also features rivals Sewanee and Rhodes. As a Division-III school, it is not allowed to give scholarships based on athletic ability, but that does not necessarily mean that the cupboard is empty. A baseball player was once drafted in the tenth round of the MLB draft. A number of players from other sports have received recognition as well. The truth is, though, that the premier sports—baseball, football, and basketball—have done well, but not well enough to overcome student apathy.

The good stories are rooted in the less popular teams. Female teams have an equal amount of success in their brackets, and soccer and cross country give consistently above-average performances. Intramurals are alive and well. Major IM sports are divided into male, female, and coed. It is never difficult to form a team, but it might be hard to find an appropriate league, as there are no distinctions in playing ability. The playing facilities are well-maintained and well-used. All students are given pretty much free reign to use the same exercise units as the athletes. If you are interested in a larger sporting experience, Jackson State and Alcorn State, two major powerhouses in Division II-A located across the street from campus, play in the Jackson Stadium once a year.

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
NCAA
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conferences
Football:
Basketball:
School Colors
Purple and white
School Nickname
The Major (a figure that resembles Major Millsaps, who founded the school)
Men Playing Varsity Sports
203 - 44%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
89 - 19%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
Club Sports
  • Cheerleading
  • Dance Team
  • Fencing
  • Women's Lacrosse
Intramurals
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
Athletic Fields & Facilities
Hall Activities Center (HAC)
Most Popular Sports
No sport gets great attention, but football has a natural presence on campus. Soccer, baseball, and basketball get varying levels of crowds, but the student awareness is apathetic, for the most part.
Most Overlooked Teams
The women's volleyball team, despite having impressive records in 2004 and 2005, was without a coach until July of 2005. By far the best team on campus, they have a quarter of the fan base that more naturally popular (and masculine) sports have carried.
School Spirit
The Millsaps campus doesn't not have an overwhelming amount of school spirit, but people will turn out for rival sports games and brag about their experiences at the school. Many students have a tremendous amount of pride for their Greek house and major. This develops into some friendly ribbing over the utility of an English degree or the excitement of accounting.
Getting Tickets
There's no need to get tickets to attend a Millsaps sporting event. Except for football, where tickets are dispersed the week in advance, events are open to the public.
Best Place to Take a Walk
It might be ideal for you to design a course for your own distinct interests. A popular route is around the gate which runs around the southwest side, toward the intramural and baseball fields. The Activities Center released a campus map detailing the lengths of most major on-campus sidewalks so that students may tailor their jog more easily.
Did You Know?
  • Since 1990, Millsaps has won 20 SCAC titles and 10 NCAA playoff bids. It has also won the David M. Halbrook Award seven consecutive times and has received 17 of the last 21 given out. The award is given to schools whose dual commitment to academics and athletics is reflected in the high graduation rate of student athletes. (The 2005 graduation rate for student athletes at Millsaps was 96 percent.)
  • Jim Page, the baseball head coach, has won SCAC Coach of the Year a record six times. After a standout college career as a player at Millsaps, he has a 398-252-1 record and six SCAC titles.

Student Polls

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 5 responses

  • 0% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.
  • 20% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 80% 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.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 6 responses

  • 0% Almost no one participates in them.
  • 17% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 17% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 67% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 6 responses

  • 0% No one pays attention to varsity sports.
  • 33% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 67% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 0% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
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