ABOUT LAGRANGE COLLEGE ATHLETICS
Athletics are an important part of the LaGrange experience. The
College currently features 16 intercollegiate sports (8 for men, 8
for women) Football was added beginning in the fall of 2006 and
women’s lacrosse was added in the spring of 2010. The school
also has a host of intramural activities. Among the best in the
region, our athletic facilities include a $2 million baseball
stadium, a natatorium and a softball complex.
Over one-third of on-campus students participate in athletics at LaGrange, which is a member of the NCAA Division III. Panther teams, with the exception of swimming, compete in the USA South Athletic Conference. The swim teams are members of the Appalachian Swimming Conference.
LaGrange athletic teams brought home two USA South conference championships during the 2013-14 academic year. The men's basketball team won the conference tournament and advanced to the NCAA Division III National Tournament for the first time. The golf team, led by All-Americans Cory Howard and Osborn Theam, captured the USA South Tournament, then finished eighth at the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament. In football, senior linebacker Andre Carter was selected as the USA South Defensive Player of the Year for the second straight time and also named to the D3football.com All-American team for the second year in a row. The softball team finished third in the USA South Tournament for the second straight year, while the women's basketball team advanced to the semifinals of its conference tournament. LaGrange athletic teams had 130 student-athletes earn USA South All-Academic recognition. The Panthers had 24 athletes named to various USA South All-Conference honors.