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Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College was founded in 1840 by Saint Mother Theodore Guerin and the Sisters of Providence. Today, the College serves both male and female students after it was announced in May of 2015 that SMWC would become a coed institution. 

SMWC thrives by offering a rich liberal arts education, scholarships and financial aid opportunities to make college affordable, individual attention, a value-centered education in a Catholic tradition, and a wide variety of student leadership activities. The College takes pride in its long history of traditions and commitment to academic excellence.

SMWC empowers students to think critically, engage in lifelong leadership, and effect positive change in a spirit of service and social responsibility.

In our relationships and all that we do, we demonstrate a commitment to the spirituality of the Sisters of Providence and our values: Excellence, Community, Diversity, Integrity, Knowledge, Justice

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College is committed to abiding by the rules set forth by the USCAA. The links below will provide you with valuable information as you prepare to join the SMWC Athletics family.

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Academic All-Americans | SMWC Academics | Academic Report

At Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College we pride ourselves on providing our student-athletes with an excellent experience both on the fields of play and in the classroom. SMWC offers a wide range of majors, and has been named one of the best colleges in the Midwest by US News and World Report.  


USCAA All-Americans | Athletics History | What is a Pomeroy?

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College is no stranger to athletic excellence. The Pomeroys have taken home 10 national titles between women's cross country and softball. Pomeroy softball has claimed the USCAA national title on seven occasions and before that claimed the NSCAA national title twice. The cross country team took home the USCAA national title in back-to-back seasons in 2009 and 2010. The volleyball program has one USCAA national runner-up finish, while the basketball team has made four national tournament appearances and the soccer team has made three.