Athletics, an integral part of a college campus climate and morale among students and staff. Although Miami regional athletics may not be the most popular, it’s presence has continued to create opportunities for students to play collegiate sports post-high school while gaining a quality education. Competing in the ORCC (Ohio Regional Campus Conference) the Harriers(Hamilton campus) and Thunderhawks (Middletown Campus) feature a variety of sports, including men’s basketball, women’s basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball, tennis, and golf. Thanks to the effort of amazing coaches and dedicated players, both campuses have become a place where players can not only continue to play the game they love but also become winners! Both campuses have continued to produce teams that are in contention for conference championships. Both Hamilton and Middletown basketball programs have continued to battle neck and neck for the right to cut down the nets. Softball on both campuses has done amazingly over the years. The Hamilton campus even brought home the 2019 conference championship! Tennis and golf continue to perform at high levels as baseball continues to raise the bar of excellence. The best part about all of the success Miami Regionals athletics has had is that over 30 athletes achieved academic all-conference for the first semester of the 2019-2020 school year. The production in the classroom as well as in each respective sport has many student-athletes eager and ready to strive for more.
“We love the game and we love going to school here, It’s literally a win-win situation,” said Hamilton basketball player and academic all-conference member Usef Williams.
“Miami Regionals athletic programs may not have the resources many collegiate programs in the area have, but for each respective program to remain competitive and produce excellence in the classroom is amazing,” said Abigail Cramer, the office of athletics.
Across the country, many collegiate athletes are playing sports for different reasons, whether it’s for the love of a particular sport or just to get through college. Meanwhile, the motives for Miami Regionals student-athletes remain abundantly clear. Production on the court or field, a chance to win championships, and most importantly to earn a quality education from the illustrious Miami University.