Frequently Asked Questions About Athletics

Does Missouri State University-West Plains offer sports?

Yes, the University offers men’s basketball and women’s volleyball. These sports are affiliated at the Division One level with the National Junior College Athletic Association. The Grizzlies play full schedules each year against teams throughout the state and nation. Home contests are played in the West Plains Civic Center.

May I try out for one of the Grizzly teams?

Yes, you may, but keep in mind that exceptional athletic talent is required. Although the coaches recruit worldwide, preferential recruitment begins right here at home. Contact the head coach of the team you wish to consider. The coaches' offices, (417) 255-7993, are in the West Plains Civic Center.

What about cheerleading?

The Grizzly cheer team is among the very finest in the Midwest United States. Previous experience is preferred, but not required. A scholarship is provided. Interested students should contact Rachel Peterson, (417) 255-7978, in the office of admissions located in Cass Hall.

How do students get tickets to the games?

Tickets are provided free to all students enrolled at the campus. Pick up tickets at either the Drago College Store or the office of student life and development, (417) 255-7233, in Putnam Student Center. Also, please consider joining the student spirit club, Tri Lambda. Contact the coordinator of student life and development for details, (417) 255-7233.