Updated: Dec 23, 2021
There is nothing like the fun that comes from cheering for the home team at a college game. Belmont Abbey Athletics in Belmont, NC is the place to go for sports enthusiasts looking for a few hours of fun.
Well attended, the crowds at Belmont Abbey make for an eventful time as you become one with the fans in the packed stands full of our energetic undergrads, dressed in their Crusader gear, some with clever signs, singing and chanting.
The Belmont Abbey Crusaders participate in the NCAA's Division II program. The Crusaders are members of Conference Carolinas. Varsity sports include men's basketball, cross country, baseball, track and field, wrestling, tennis, golf, lacrosse, volleyball and soccer, as well as women's cross country, basketball, soccer, softball, golf, lacrosse, track and field, volleyball, and tennis. As a member of Conference Carolinas, Belmont Abbey College competes annually for the league's Messick Award, which is presented for demonstrating the best overall sportsmanship over the entire conference schedule.
Belmont Abbey Athletics Accolades:
In 2009, the Crusaders Baseball team reached the NCAA Division II World Series, at the USA Baseball Training Complex located in Cary, North Carolina. The Crusaders were ranked 6th in their respective regional tournament and went on to win four straight against nationally ranked teams to capture their first regional championship. The Crusaders fell to eventual National Champions Lynn University after winning two in a row. The Crusaders finished the season ranked 3rd in the Nation.
In 2012, the women's volleyball, women's soccer, and men's basketball teams all won the NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas title.
In 2018, the men's lacrosse team won the NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas title.
In 2021, the women's basketball, and men's basketball teams both won the NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas titles.
As of 2019, Belmont Abbey Athletics has won the overall Messick Award four times: 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14 (tie) and 2016–17.
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ABOUT BELMONT ABBEY COLLEGE
Belmont Abbey College is a private Catholic liberal-arts college located in Belmont, North Carolina, about 15 miles west of Uptown Charlotte. It was founded in 1876 by the Benedictine monks.
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