Philosophy

Mary Baldwin College is committed to the education of today’s young women for tomorrow’s world. The athletic program is an integral part of the overall educational experience. It goes beyond the mere imparting of knowledge to the integration of knowledge and experiences from a variety of disciplines. The pursuit of excellence and success associated with competition serves as a model for goals set in academics and other endeavors.

Intercollegiate athletics offers athletes the opportunity to represent MBC at a high level of competition. Faculty and staff, as well as the entire student body, benefits from competition through the strong sense of loyalty and community that is generated.

Top priority for the Department is the student-athlete. The direction and administration of the program is focused on generating and maintaining a high standard of excellence both athletically and academically for all athletes. It is the responsibility of the entire Department to encourage and assist student-athletes in reaching their full potentials in all their endeavors. As such, administrators and coaches must have a strong commitment to provide them with the tools necessary for success.

The health and physical well-being of MBC athletes is of utmost importance. A full-time certified athletic trainer is employed by the college to ensure the safety and health of all our participants. All concerns of this nature are held in the strictest of confidence.

As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the Department subscribes fully to all guidelines, principles, and regulations thereof. The letter and spirit of the rules and regulations as set forth by the NCAA are followed at all times.