Athletic Programs

Berea’s Health and Human Performance Department, its 16 varsity athletic teams, and an array of recreational and intramural sports programs call the Seabury Center home. This regionally recognized facility offers gymnasia, an indoor pool, racquetball courts, indoor track, weight room, wellness center, state-of-the-art classrooms, and multipurpose spaces. Its main arena seats 2,000 for basketball games and 2,800 for stage events, and hosts the annual Spring commencement ceremony. Just outside are athletic fields, an all-weather track, and 10 tennis courts, five of which are lighted.

Berea’s varsity teams are very successful. While Berea offers no athletic grants in aid, teams continue to be very competitive in conference, regional, and national championships. Berea is represented at national-level competition each season by several sports.

At the varsity level, the Berea Mountaineers have developed a long-standing, winning tradition. The athletic program transitioned to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III in 2014-15 and competes in the USA South Athletic Conference. Male student-athletes compete in baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, tennis, and track and field (indoor and outdoor), while female student-athletes compete in basketball, cross country, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field (indoor and outdoor), and volleyball.

Berea’s educational program includes courses in physical fitness, health, and wellness, and students are encouraged to participate in co-curricular athletic programs as well. The College offers a wide range of intercollegiate, intramural, and club sports, and this enables students to choose a level of competition appropriate to their abilities and interests.

More students choose to be involved in intramural sports and outdoor adventures than in any other activity at Berea. The recreational sports program is vigorous and comprehensive, offering individual, dual, coed, and single-gender competition. Recreational sports include basketball, flag football, racquetball, soccer, volleyball, dodgeball, rock climbing, hiking, water sports and archery.