Which sports does Maranatha offer?
Fall sports: football, men’s soccer, women’s soccer, men and women’s cross country, and volleyball.
Winter sports: men’s basketball, women’s basketball and men’s wrestling.
Spring sports: baseball and softball.
Which Conference is Maranatha in?
Maranatha is part of the NCAA Division III (www.ncaa.org) as well as the NCCAA Division II (National Christian College Athletic Association, www.thenccaa.org). On a local level, the NCAA conference we participate in is the NAC (Northern Athletic Conference, www.northernac.com ) which is made up of private colleges from Sheboygan, Wis. to Chicago, Ill. In wrestling, we are members of the Northern Wrestling Association.
Does Maranatha offer athletic scholarships?
No, NCAA Division III and NCCAA Division II do not allow the awarding of athletic scholarships.
What does my GPA have to be in order to play sports?
A student athlete must earn a GPA of 1.75 or higher at the end of their first semester. After that, students must earn a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher at the end of each semester to be eligible for the next semester. Transfer students’ first semester’s GPA is based on cumulative GPA from previous institution. You must have been eligible to participate in athletics had you remained at the institution. After the first semester at Maranatha, the cumulative GPA is based solely on MBBC classes and must still be a 2.0.
How does Academic status (ASI, ASII, Probation, Interim progress) affect my ability to participate in sports?
Students who have the academic status of ASI or ASII are only eligible to participate in one extracurricular activity a semester. Click here for more information on Academic Eligibility.
How many credit hours do I need to take?
Athletes must maintain (take) and pass at least 12 credit hours each semester. They must also pass at least 24 credits in the previous two semesters. In the final semester of a program, a student-athlete may take less than the 12 credits if they are completing their degree.
Do I need health insurance to play sports? If so, how much?
Yes, you must be covered by insurance in order to play sports. The insurance policy must have a minimum coverage of $90,000 and cover sport specific athletic-related injuries. Insurance paperwork requires parental signatures, so they should be taken care of before you arrive on campus. Click here for more information.
How do I go about trying out for a team?
All teams have open tryouts.
Fall sports start with pre-season in August.
Winter sports start practice in October.
Spring sports start practice in February.
How can I contact a coach?
You can access a list of coaches on the Coaches and Staff page. This will give you an email link to all the coaches.
Why must my parents sign the Emergency Contact Form?
The NCAA requires the form to be signed annually by the individual paying for the insurance.
Which medical form do I need–physical or health history?
Incoming students’ medical forms supplied to the admissions office are the same forms used by the athletic office. Returning athletes must submit whichever form they did not submit the previous year. Normally, second and fourth-year athletes submit a health history form and third-year athletes need a physical.
What if my class attendance record is incorrect?
Contact the assistant athletic director with the date and class information.
What if I overcut my classes more than 20% because of sports participation?
Contact the Registrar’s Office for information on getting reinstated into the class.
What if I need to reschedule an exam?
Use the same procedure as if you were rescheduling due to work conflicts. Pick up the form from the Academic Office.