Life at Hendrix
At Hendrix, more than 400 student-athletes combine sportsmanship and scholarship, competing in 21 NCAA Division III intercollegiate sports and enjoying nationally recognized wellness and athletic facilities.
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Hendrix offers 21 men's and women's NCAA Division III intercollegiate athletics teams that compete with fellow academically selective, residential liberal arts colleges.
From football to field hockey, Hendrix offers 21 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Student-athletes train and play hard in our nationally-recognized, award-winning facilities. Go Warriors!
Hendrix was invited to join the NCAA Division III in the fall of 1990. Within a year of this invitation, our academic consortium, the Associated Colleges of the South, was formed. These events aligned Hendrix with institutions of similar mission and priority, creating a greater regional and national presence for Hendrix and reinforcing our relationship with these institutions in the classroom and on the field. The last 25 years has seen a natural progression of adding new teams, enrolling more student athletes, and building new facilities to support our academic and athletic programs.
The Southern Athletic Association (SAA) formed in spring 2011 and began competition in the 2012-2013 academic year. The conference is committed to fostering athletic competition and cooperation among academically selective, residential liberal arts colleges in the southeastern United States. All SAA teams complete at the NCAA Division III level, which does not permit athletic scholarships. As a founding SAA member, Hendrix joins peer institutions in intercollegiate athletic competition who share a common goal of supporting the academic, co-curricular, and extracurricular experience of every student.
The geographic focus of the new conference reduces travel time for student-athletes and costs. The season length and number of games are designed to better allow student-athletes to participate in other co-curricular activities and to minimize conflict with class and examination schedules. In 2015, Washington University and University of Chicago will join the SAA as affiliate conference members in football.
Mount Berry, Georgia
St. Louis, Missouri
* Affiliate football member
The Princeton Review praised Hendrix College for its new Wellness and Athletic Center, Bob Courtway Pool and four outdoor playing fields by ranking it 13th in the country among all 2,500 four-year colleges. That includes all NCAA Division I, II and III schools. Hendrix was one of only three NCAA Division III schools to make the Top 20 list in 2009. In September 2013, Hendrix opened four new facilities - Young-Wise Memorial Stadium, Sturgis Athletics Center, Warrior Field (turf) and the Indoor Tennis Center.
The WAC features a competition gym theatre-style seats for 1,100 fans to cheer Warrior basketball and volleyball; a recreation gym with two regulation-size basketball and volleyball courts. The Fitness Center features state-of-the-art equipment from free weights and strength training equipment to treadmills, elliptical trainers, upright bikes and recumbent bikes for cardiovascular training. The Aquatics Center includes an eight-lane professional-class pool and diving area with a retractable roof.
The 1,500-seat Young-Wise Memorial Stadium is the home of football, men's and women's lacrosse, men's and women's track and field, intramurals, and more. The stadium includes a modern press box, coaches' space, and two hospitality suites with small indoor and outdoor seating areas on the second floor, and public restrooms and concession space on the ground floor. The stadium honors a student-athlete who was killed fighting in in France in World War I and two brothers and Hendrix alumni who died in Afghanistan.
The 18,000-sq.-ft. Sturgis Athletics Center, the sports training facility at the north end zone of Young-Wise Memorial Stadium, includes state-of-the-art weight and athletic training rooms and locker rooms for the Warrior football, men's and women's soccer and men's and women's lacrosse teams. It was made possible with the support of the Roy and Christine Sturgis Charitable Trust, who donated $1 million towards the completion of the College's new athletics facilities.
Built in 2013 and constructed along with the Sturgis Athletics Center, the Hatcher Tennis Center is named for Dr. Joe B. Hatcher, the 8th president of Hendrix. It includes three indoor courts and two grand stands for the men's and women's tennis teams. The Warrior Outdoor Tennis Courts contain five courts for competition and general recreation.
The 2014-2015 year was a success for the Hendrix Warriors. 124 Hendrix student-athletes made the Spring 2015 SAA Academic Honor Roll, and 10 Hendrix student-athletes, one from each spring sport, made the Spring 2015 SAA All-Sportsmanship Team.
Victoria Amadi '17 from Denton, Texas, won her third All-American honors by finishing sixth in the triple jump at the NCAA Division III National Indoor Championships.
This year, Hendrix earned their first SAA conference championships in men’s basketball, the program's first NCAA Division III level conference championship.
This year, Hendrix earned their first SAA conference championships in women's volleyball, the program's first NCAA Division III level conference championship.
124 Hendrix student-athletes made the Spring 2015 SAA Academic Honor Roll.
10 Hendrix student-athletes, one from each spring sport, made the Spring 2015 SAA All-Sportsmanship Team.
Men's football had a winning record in only its second season after a 53-year hiatus.
Hendrix student-athletes don't just excel on the court and on the field. Their athletic training and teamwork prepare them for success long after college.
Jordan Suydam '11 learned competition and teamwork as a pitcher and a conference championship team member. After graduating with an economics and business degree and a master's in accounting, he scored a coveted financial analyst position with Stephens Inc.'s investment banking department.
Jane Santa Cruz '09 dove into life after college with the same commitment she had as a student-athlete on the swim team. She served with AmeriCorps City Year in Louisiana and Texas, before going for her master's degree at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas in Austin.
After Hendrix, former baseball player Jason Browning '95 went to law school. As an attorney for a Chicago-based sports agent, he pitched a shut-out in a legal case against the New York Yankees that was chronicled in the book.
Warrior Sports Hall of Honor member Maddie Earnest '91 was a championship tennis player. She continued her success off the court as a leader in the local food community in St. Louis, where she opened Local Harvest Grocery, Café and Catering and co-authored
Missouri Harvest: A Guide to Growers and Producers in the Show-Me State
Visit the official Hendrix Warriors website to learn more about intercollegiate athletics teams, coaching staffs, and game schedules .