About SMC Pioneers Athletics

Spartanburg Methodist College enjoys a long history of athletic excellence by producing many athletes who have attained professional status in their sport. In fact, more than 100 SMC baseball players have played some form of professional baseball. Among the more famous SMC baseball alumni are Reggie Sanders, with the St. Louis Cardinals; Mookie Wilson, who played with the 1986 World Champion New York Mets; Dwight Smith, who played with the 1995 World Champion Atlanta Braves; and four-time Gold Glove winner Orlando Hudson, who currently plays for the Minnesota Twins.  Other SMC alumni have reached the professional ranks in golf, basketball and soccer.

Our competitive attitude is apparent in all of our sports programs.

Our baseball program is traditionally ranked as one of the best two-year college programs in the nation and has participated in the National Junior College baseball championships in Grand Junction, Colorado numerous times. SMC's men's soccer program has held the improbable title of NJCAA National Champions in 1994 by defeating a junior college with an enrollment of more than 10,000. The program has been nationally ranked on many occasions as it was this past season.  The men's and women's soccer programs together have held the titles of South District Champions, Carolina District Champions and Region 10 Champions. Our men's basketball team has been ranked in the top five nationally six times and finished the season as the sixth team in the nation in 1993 and last traveled to NJCAA national tournament in 1999.

Several other SMC teams have put forth strong showings at their respective national tournaments in recent years, including softball, men's and women's tennis, wrestling, men's and women's cross country, and volleyball -- all of which consistenly prove to be competitive among the top ranked teams in the nation.

We also have a professional athletic trainer on staff, a well-equipped training room, and a student trainer staff large enough to handle all training responsibilities.

Don't wait until your junior or senior year of college to compete at the college level. At SMC, you'll be a valuable part of the team from the first day you suit up. Experience life as a college athlete, not as a spectator waiting your turn

You may contact our athletic department for more information at:
Spartanburg Methodist College
1000 Powell Mill Road
Spartanburg, SC  29301
Phone: (864) 587-4244    Fax: (864) 587-4265