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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: I am at the Charlotte Campus so I do not know much about the sports.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: As an athlete, coaches make the sports extremely enjoyable.

4 College Junior

Athletics: For having such a small student body (450) the sports at this school play an important role at Montreat College. Almost 3/4 of students enrolled in the traditional program are involved in sports.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: A lot of people like to go to the games but since we are such a small school it isn't like everyone revolves around them.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Mens and Womens soccer is good, baseball is good, softball is good, basket ball is ok, golf is ok, volleyball is good.


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Montreat students love a good sports game. Since Montreat is such a small, tight-knit community, students turn out for athletic events to watch their friends and classmates. Baseball, basketball, soccer, and volleyball games are arguably the most popular sporting events. Students cheer loudly for the Cavaliers, sometimes bringing signs or wearing blue and gold (the school's colors) face paint to show their school spirit. Home games are a welcome study break for many students (or a change of environment to do light homework in), and occasionally, a "special event" happens (e.g., free pizza for groups who wear face paint in the school's colors).

The College regards the sports teams highly, and they are big incentives for potential students to enroll at Montreat. Some students complain about the outdated facilities and equipment, though the school does its best to support the school athletics. In 2008, McAlister Gymnasium underwent an "extreme makeover," updating the facility quite a bit. The equipment is outdated but clean and functional; with funding issues, the school can't always buy all-new equipment. Equipment in the gym is primarily used by athletes but is open to other students, as well. Many students take advantage of the weights and other equipment in the basement of the gym. Potential students can tour the facilities and meet the coaches and team members; they also have the option to stay overnight at the College with someone on a team they want to try out for, getting first-hand knowledge of what will be expected of them when they join.

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
  • NAA
  • NAIA
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conferences
Football: N/A
Basketball: Appalachian Athletic Conference
School Colors
Navy blue and gold
School Nickname
Men Playing Varsity Sports
105 - 31%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
84 - 18%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Track and field
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
Club Sports
  • Archery
  • Mountain biking
  • Outdoors
  • Basketball
  • Dodgeball
  • Flag football
  • Foosball
  • Noodle hockey
  • Softball
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • McAlister Gymnasium
  • Men's and women's soccer field
  • Newell Field
  • Roxy Hines Memorial Softball Field
Most Popular Sports
Baseball, basketball, and cross country/track and field
Most Overlooked Teams
Men's golf, women's golf, and women's softball
School Spirit
Shows of school spirit could always be better, but most students at Montreat try to make it to at least a few games a year, most popularly baseball, basketball, soccer, and volleyball.
Getting Tickets
Most Montreat games are free of charge. The only games that may need tickets are conference/tournament games. All other games are free; the teams appreciate the school spirit displayed by their fans!
Best Place to Take a Walk
Many students like to walk around Lake Susan, between Montreat College and the Montreat Conference Center building. Robert Lake Park is mostly shaded and contains a playground; students like to walk through the park and on nearby trails.
Did You Know?
  • McAlister Gym had a "makeover" in summer 2008, gaining new bleachers, new wall padding behind each goal, a state-of-the-art scoreboard, and a new floor bearing the Montreat Cavalier logo.
  • Montreat College's recently-established martial arts club has done presentations during dinner in the middle of the Howerton cafeteria.

Student Polls

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 24 responses

  • 8% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
  • 42% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 38% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 12% No one pays attention to varsity sports.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 23 responses

  • 35% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).
  • 22% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 22% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 22% Almost no one participates in them.

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 23 responses

  • 9% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.
  • 39% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 22% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 30% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.


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