FAQ

Which sports does Maranatha offer?

Fall sports: football, men’s soccer, women’s soccer, men’s cross country, 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 AD3I (Association of Division III Independents) which is made up of independent colleges from around the nation. 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. Click here for specific dates for each sport.

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.

Which medical form do I need–physical or health history?

Incoming students must submit their medical forms to the Admissions Office in addition to submitting the Athletic Health History Questionaire to the Athletic Office. Returning athletes must submit a Health History Questionaire.

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.