For more than 100 years, Cumberland University has attracted thousands of students looking for a quality education but also with an interest in playing intercollegiate sports. The University embraces that interest and is deeply committed to providing the best opportunities for our students both on and off the playing fields.
Since 1980, more than one-half of our student body has been involved in intercollegiate athletics. Naturally, much of our alumni’s affinity to Cumberland relates back to their experiences as student-athletes. With such a high percentage, a casual observer might conclude that Cumberland University is only about athletics. In truth however, it is about so much more.
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Over the past decade, the University has invested heavily in supporting its athletic programs. This investment includes providing more than $5 million each year in scholarships to our student-athletes. An even more visible example of the University’s investment is the continual upgrading of the sport fields and facilities. Most notable among these upgrades is the move of the University’s football operations to the 5,000-seat facility at Nokes-Lasater Field. The investment associated with this move and initial upgrades to that facility totaled more than $300,000.
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(Equivalent of a full scholarship may be divided between multiple student-athletes)
94 for Men
64 for Women
Annual Scholarship Categories
(The names of these scholarships may inlcude the donor's name. Full tuition figures are rounded and include room and board.)
Addition of men's and women's track and field (including scholarships)
Installation of lights on baseball, softball and soccer fields
Replace gymnasium floor
Replace bleachers in gymnasium
Annual recurring expense for uniforms and equipment for all sports
Expansion of wrestling building
(Future anticipated needs are all subject to Board of Trust approval.)
Athletic Training Building #1
Athletic Training Building #2
Football Stadium and Complex
Staffing to meet NCAA standards
NCAA applications and consulting fees
This is a very exciting time in the history of our University. You may have questions, if so feel free to contact us at anytime. Thank you for your support of Cumberland University and Cumberland Athletics.