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Athletic Communications

This Is SMWC Athletics

SMWC sponsors 13 intercollegiate athletic programs and is a member of the USCAA. The equestrian program is a member of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA).

The Pomeroys first scholarship athletic program began in 1994 with women’s basketball. One year later, softball was added to the list and became the department's second sport.

In 2000-01, SMWC transitioned from the National Small College Athletic Association (NSCAA) to the USCAA. This was a key component in the department's growth in athletics.

In 2000, women’s soccer entered the fold, the institution did not add another sport until equestrian and women’s golf in 2008. In the following year, women’s cross country joined the mix. During 2015, the institution made history and announced it would become coeducational.

Since 2015, one sport has been added each year beginning with volleyball in 2015, men’s golf in 2016, men’s cross country in 2017, and men’s soccer in 2018. For the 2019-20 calendar year, SMWC has added men’s and women’s track & field.

Deanna Bradley serves as the athletic director and leader of the athletic department. She fulfilled this role since her arrival at The Woods in 1991.

As SMWC enters its 26th season of intercollegiate athletic scholarship competition, the Pomeroys have established a great deal of success. The department holds: 15 USCAA National Championships, 13 USCAA National Runners-Up finishes, 47 post-season appearances, 134 USCAA National All-Academic team members, 63 USCAA All-American selections, five USCAA Individual National Champions, three USCAA Coach of the Year recipients, three USCAA Player of the Year awards, two USCAA Student-Athletes of the Year winners, one USCAA Hall of Fame inductee, and one Director's Cup Championship.

The Assistant for Athletic Communications is the primary contact between members of the media and coaches, student-athletes, and administrators.


Pre-Game Stats

Pre-game statistics will be available to members of the media for SMWC teams, as requested. If needing to request statistics or other information please contact the Assistant for Athletic Communications.


Post-Game Stats and Release of Information

Game statistics and full play-by-play are available to members of the media following each home contest. Immediately following each SMWC home contest, a member of the athletic communication staff will provide media members with statistics concerning the contest. Visiting sports information director that wish to utilize this service should contact the Assistant for Athletic Communications with a list 48 hours in advance.


Interview Requests

All interview requests of student-athletes, coaches, and athletic administrators should be directed to the Assistant for Athletic Communications. All requests should be made through the Assistant for Athletic Communications before contact with the student-athlete, coach or athletic administrator is made.


Attend a Practice

Please contact the Assistant for Athletic Communications for all requests to attend an SMWC practice.


Post-Game Interviews

SMWC coaches and players will be made available after a 15-minute cooling-off period. Media members should inform the Assistant for Athletic Communications which players or coaches are requested for post-game interviews following the completion of the contest.