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Athletics

Welcome to the Virginia Western Athletics and Activities page! Our department is dedicated to offering intercollegiate and recreational sports opportunities for students. Our goal is to promote self-discipline, leadership, teamwork, and physical fitness while having fun and building relationships.

Please contact Nicholas Owens at nowens@virginiawestern.edu or 857-7958 in the Student Activities Office (Student Life Center 307) for more information regarding athletics at VWCC.

If you are interested in participating, click below:

Prospective Athlete Interest Form

Athletics Physical and Consent Forms (PDF)

Financial Aid

CCAP Info

Championships!

  • Men's Basketball: VCCS (1989, 2003, 2007)
  • Men's Soccer: VCCS (2012)

Athletics News

2014 Men’s Soccer Team

The 2014 Men’s Soccer season will begin in August with tryouts on August 1. Students need at least 12 credits in the Fall 2014 semester to participate. Students must be enrolled full-time before participation in tryouts or practice. Class schedules should accommodate practices around 3:00 PM. Returning students who want to inquire about their 2014-15 athletic eligibility should email Nick Owens at nowens@virginiawestern.edu.

Blue Stars shine at Athletics Banquet

The 2014 Athletics Banquet was held to recap the great seasons for the Virginia Western teams, which saw 46 student-athletes participate and travel over 6,200 miles during the year.  Team MVPs were Kyle Gunville for Men’s Soccer, Kamera Hagins for Women’s Basketball, and Jaylen Board for Men’s Basketball.  Sophomore Gavin Hollingsworth (Men’s Basketball) received the Holmes Academic Excellence Award.  Women’s Basketball’s Brianna Beasley received the Athletics Player of the Year Award, leading her team in points scored, assists, and blocks.

2014 Stars vs. Staff Basketball Jam

Friday, April 11 at 5:00 PM, the Virginia Western Athletics players will take on the Virginia Western Faculty/Staff All Stars in 2014 Stars vs. Staff Basketball Jam. The Athletics players are looking to avenge their 93-98 loss last year to the Faculty and Staff. Some staff members have guaranteed victory once again. This year, game donations and concessions will be collected for the Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Virginia’s 9th Street Chapter. Prizes will available to Virginia Western students. Come and out have a great time!

Two last minute games end Virginia Western Basketball seasons

Sophomore night ended in nail-biting fashion as both the Women’s and Men’s games finished in last minute thrillers. Women’s Basketball faced Bennett College in a rematch from the fall semester. Despite Freshmen Morgan Hufford and Melanie Mirzayan’s combined 46 points, the Blue Stars lost to the Belles 57-59 after being unable to tie the game with free throws with no time remaining from a Bennett College foul. Sophomore Kamera Hagins finished her Virginia Western career having amassed over 100 points and 200 rebounds with the Blue Stars.

The Men’s Basketball team took on I-81 rival New River Community College that saw a Virginia Western combined season high of 206 points. Blue Star Sophomores shined as Gavin Hollingsworth had 17 points and 11 rebounds, Jaylen Board scored 17 points with 11 assists, and Joseph Wampler scored a team high 24 points. Though down 39-49 at halftime, Virginia Western climbed back to tie the game at 101 with just 2 minutes remaining. New River gained a 103-101 lead with 38 seconds remaining but the Blue Stars could not knock down a 3-pointer to take the lead. The game ended 101-105 for the Knights.

This year, Women’s Basketball improved its winning percentage 12% from the 2012-13 season, and Men’s Basketball improved its Fall semester retention rate by 35% from the 2012-13 season. The Virginia Western Basketball teams wanted to thank their parents, family, and friends for their support this season, and for their continued support of the programs as they transition to NJCAA competition next year.

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