Lamar Community College and the Athletic department are committed to excellence in both men’s and women’s athletics. This dedication is evidenced both in our talented coaches and recently enhanced and newly constructed athletic facilities.
Our athletic facilities include a multimillion dollar Wellness Center that houses a state-of-the-art athletic complex. Men’s and women’s basketball and women’s volleyball practice and compete in one of the better gymnasiums in the area. All student athletes benefit from health facilities, a training room, locker room, and first-class fitness center. Baseball and softball share a premier indoor batting facility with locker rooms, four full batting cages, indoor mounds, and work out area. Merchants’ Park, home to the the Runnin’ Lopes baseball team, is one of the finer in the country. Women’s softball competes in a newly constructed complex, while our rodeo team benefits from two outdoor and one completely enclosed arena.
Due to our strong support of our sports teams and our track record of success, LCC is able to attract and keep quality coaches, who recruit talented student-athletes to the College. Our mission is to enrich their lives through learning and athletics and to provide them with the skills required for success—now and in the future.
LCC’s mascot is the second fastest land animal in the world—the antelope, which can run up to 70 m.p.h. in short bursts and up to 40 m.p.h. over long distances. To accommodate this amazing athletic ability and stamina, the antelope has oversized lungs and heart. The Runnin’ Lopes of LCC have the heart, ability, and competitive spirit to compete with the best.
LCC is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) in Region IX. Intercollegiate sports for men include baseball, basketball, golf, and rodeo. Women’s teams compete in basketball, softball, volleyball, and rodeo.