The Truett-McConnell College Department of Athletics is pleased to announce it's 2014 summer sports camp schedule. "We are excited to offer these camps to our community," said TMC's Director of Athletics, Dr. Stacy Hall. "We believe we have assembled the best collegiate coaching staff in the country and this is a great opportunity for kids in our community to receive top quality instruction." Since TMC offers nine different sports with nearly twelve athletic teams, families are certain to find a perfect summer camp for the aspiring athlete as the school will offer ten separate camps for children of all ages and athletic experience. Sports included are: men's soccer, men's basketball, women's basketball, women's soccer, cross country, baseball, fun camp, volleyball (M.S. and H.S.), and Softball. All summer camps are held in a safe, Christian environment by qualified, experienced instructors. Camps will take place from June 3 – July 30 and range from $70-$125, with the exception of the overnight cross country camp which costs $450, and include an Under Armour T-shirt. For more information or to register, visit www.truettsportscamps.com or visit the summer camps page on tmcbears.com.
Truett-McConnell College Recruiting
How to become a Truett-McConnell College Student-Athlete
TMC recruits the highest quality individuals to participate on our athletic teams. To be considered for athletic scholarship, prospective student-athletes must adhere to the following:
1) meet the required academic standards set by the NAIA and Truett-McConnell College;
2) demonstrate athletic ability at a high level to make a positive impact on an intercollegiate team;
3) give testimony to the fact that they have been born again and have followed their decision by submitting to believer’s baptism by immersion and membership within a Bible-believing Evangelical church;
4) demonstrate a godly lifestyle, and be actively involved in his/her church;
5) want to obtain a four-year degree from TMC.
In order to compete in intercollegiate athletics at TMC, you must be declared eligible to compete in accordance to the rules of the NAIA. All potential student-athletes must gain acceptance to attend Truett-McConnell College through its standard admissions process and meet additional academic requirements. Additionally, every student interested in playing sports at Truett-McConnell beginnng with the 2011-12 needs to register with the NAIA Eligibility Center to have a determination if they are eligible to play.
1. Incoming freshmen must meet two of the following three academic requirements:
2. Do you want to transfer to TMC? Transfer students, at minimum, must:
Additional requirements are necessary to determine a transfer student's academic eligibility. Please contact the Director of Athletics or Faculty Athletic Representative at (706) 865-2134 with questions regarding eligibility requirements.
About TMC Athletics
Truett-McConnell College sponsors 10 intercollegiate sports: Women’s basketball, cross-country soccer, softball, and golf; and Men’s baseball, basketball, cross-country, golf, and soccer. The athletic department of TMC provides opportunities to compete in intercollegiate athletics to over 150 athletes. The TMC Bears are members of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), the newly restructured Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC) and the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA).
Camp 1 = Monday, June 8th-Thursday June 11th
Camp 2 = Monday, June 15th-Thursday June 18th
Camp3 = Monday, June 22nd-Thursday June25th
Welcome to Truett-McConnell College athletics! Truett-McConnell College (TMC) is a private, Christian, coeducational four-year college of liberal arts and sciences. TMC participates in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), Division I as welll as the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) Division 1. The TMC athletic teams compete against teams in the NAIA, NCCAA, and NCAA respectively. One of the goals of the athletic department is for TMC student athletes to be the best they can be and grow in their time at TMC athletically, academically, and spiritually.
FITZGERALD GIVES CHALLENGE GIFT
A long-time supporter of Truett-McConnell College athletics, Rodney Fitzgerald, presented a generous gift to the college for use in the men’s basketball, women’s basketball and baseball programs. The gift was made on September 26, 2007, at a luncheon meeting in which Fitzgerald expressed again his great interest in TMC intercollegiate athletics.
Rodney Fitzgerald presents check to TMC Athletic Director David Elder
An employee of Truett-McConnell for 20 years, Fitzgerald served at various times as Director of Admissions, Director of Development, Director of Financial Aid, Dean of Students and full-time history faculty member. He rarely missed any sports event, many times traveling long distances to see his TMC teams play and cheer them on.
He was a valued recruiter for the TMC athletic teams because as he traveled around the state in his position with the admissions office, he reported to the TMC coaches the names of good athletic prospects he had met or heard about.
In making the gift to TMC athletics, Rodney Fitzgerald issued a challenge to any former Truett-McConnell student or employee who was involved with the intercollegiate athletic program as a coach, player or spectator to “step up to the plate” and make his/her own gift to the TMC athletic program. Checks may be made to Truett-McConnell College; contributions are tax-deductible.