Prospective student-athletes attending
Southeast Community College will soon have more choices in which to participate
in intercollegiate athletics when an expansion plan takes effect in fall 2023.
Also, sports teams will be based at Beatrice,
Lincoln and Milford campuses instead of Beatrice only, which has been the case
Plans are being made to more than double the
current number of sports teams offered at SCC. Brett Bright, SCC athletic
director and Beatrice Campus executive director, said the additional sports
will dramatically increase student participation in intercollegiate athletics.
“We’ll be increasing our student-athlete
participation from 160 to close to 400,” Bright said with the addition of
nearly a dozen sports.
SCC offers 10 sports that compete at the National Junior College Athletic
Association level, five for women (basketball, cross country, soccer, softball,
and volleyball) and five for men (baseball, basketball, cross country, golf,
and soccer). New sports are esports (coed), women’s golf, rodeo (coed), trap
(coed), men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s track and field, men’s
volleyball, and men’s and women’s wrestling.
of the sports are scheduled to start competition in fall 2023 with the
exception of men’s volleyball and possibly men’s and women’s tennis. Those
starts may be delayed until fall 2024.
Following is a breakdown of sports by campus
beginning fall 2023:
Baseball, esports (coed), men’s and women’s
golf, rodeo (coed), men’s and women’s soccer, softball, trap (coed), men’s and
Men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and
women’s cross country, esports (coed), men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and
women’s track and field.
Esports (coed), men’s and women’s volleyball.
Esports is currently a student club at each
campus. Beginning fall 2023, it will continue to be a student club, but also
compete at the NJCAA level.
Trap also is a current student club at the
Beatrice Campus that will begin competing at the NJCAA level next fall. The
team has been using, and will continue to use, Beatrice Gun Club for its
practices and home competitions.
said with the relocation and addition of sports comes facility renovations and
renovating the area around the gymnasium on the Lincoln Campus, looking to add
locker rooms and things of that nature,” he said. “The facilities we already
have in Beatrice and Milford will take care of what we need for sports at those
locations. We’ll always do some renovations in locker rooms and things like
that because different athletics need different types of accommodations.”
said the College is in the process of locating facilities in Lincoln to
accommodate tennis and track and field.
for men’s and women’s wrestling have already been hired. Terry Pack will coach
men’s wrestling, and Anthonie Linares will coach women’s wrestling. Since early November, there has already been a handful of
commitments for men’s and women’s wrestling.
athletes who are interested in participating need to fill out an Athletic
Prospect Form: https://sccstorm.com/information/Athletic_Prospect_Forms