Since the early 1970s, SMC’s athletics program has been known nationwide. The cross country team was one of the best in the United States, securing five national championships and 23 MCCAA Championships in addition to creating three hall of fame runners and 41 All-Americans. The women's basketball team also enjoyed success with a national championship of its own, and the volleyball, baseball, and wrestling teams also produced All-Americans.
SMC’s storied athletics program is back, and the Roadrunners are making a mark in community college athletics once again. Basketball, cross country, dance, volleyball, and wrestling are enhancing the culture of the SMC community and adding to the college's outstanding educational and student life opportunities.
Be a part of growing a winning team while developing your strengths and setting yourself up for continued success as an athlete.
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Member, NJCAA, Region XII
Men’s and Women’s Cross Country
1st Source Bank Fieldhouse
Thanks to a generous donation from 1st Source Foundation, a multi-million dollar renovation of the gymnasium area in the Charles O. Zollar Building was completed in July 2022. Renovations included a complete overhaul of the gymnasium floor and seating, new locker rooms for the teams, sports medicine facility, officials’ rooms, and a second-floor suite housing coaches’ offices and a viewing area overlooking the court.
Training and Sports Medicine at SMC
Our professional collegiate coaching staff works with each student-athlete to develop their skills and a year-round training plan.
Student-athletes get the treatment they need to perform their best in our Sports Medicine Center. It is staffed by a full-time licensed trainer who helps student-athletes rehabilitate and provides education and guidance on best practices for staying healthy.
Competing at a two-year college level means more chances to play early in your athletic career, giving you more time on the field or in the game, more experience, and more opportunities to transfer and play at four-year institutions.
Athletes will live in SMC’s spacious residence halls with other athletes and to participate as a volunteer in high school camps, helping to build an athletic community and a culture of support.
The Roadrunner Trails surrounding SMC’s campus have been hailed as some of the best cross country trails around. They provide an excellent training ground for cross country runners but are also a dynamic cross-training opportunity for other athletes.
The six-mile wooded course features rigorous hills and a variety of terrains (dirt, grass, sand, mud) to develop your stamina, strength, and skill.
Build your athleticism with training in the renovated fitness center. The fitness center in the Student Activity Center (SAC) features a variety of cardio equipment, weight machines, free weights, and a stretching/multi-use area.
The SAC also features a gymnasium, dance studio, and a 35-foot rock wall with 12-foot bouldering wall, providing many ways to stay fit throughout the year. Also in the SAC are a Starbucks cafe, student theatre, and gaming room.
SMC offers over $1 million in scholarships to students each year. Athletes may qualify for athletic scholarships, full-tuition scholarships, academic scholarships, housing assistance, or other scholarships.