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Cottey Gains Membership in the NAIA

Cottey College was granted full membership into the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) on April 17, 2018, at the 77th NAIA National Convention held in Kansas City, Missouri. Read more…

Comets Repeat as Region XVI Champions

The Cottey College Comets are back-to-back regional softball champions after sweeping the Region XVI Tournament in Farmington, Missouri. Read more…

About Athletics

Cottey College offers cross-country/track, volleyball, basketball, softball, and golf in its intercollegiate sports program. Cottey is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II, Region XVI. The NJCAA is the athletic association for all two-year colleges. Division II is a mix of small and large two-year colleges. Region XVI is the state of Missouri. There are six colleges that are Division II in Missouri, and those colleges compete in the Regional Tournament.

The colleges that compete in NJCAA Region 16 Division II are: Cottey College; East Central College, Union, MO; MCC-Longview, Lee’s Summit, MO; MCC-Penn Valley, Kansas City, MO; Mineral Area College, Park Hills, MO; North Central Missouri College, Trenton, MO; St. Louis Community College, St. Louis, MO; Wentworth Military Academy, Lexington, MO. In addition, Cottey competes against other colleges in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. Those teams are two-year schools; small, private, four-year colleges; and some junior varsity programs of larger, four-year colleges.

Prospective Student-Athlete Questionnaire
Any prospective student who would like to play cross-country/track, basketball, volleyball, softball, or golf on the collegiate level should contact the head coach of the sport they are interested in.

Athletic Scholarships
Athletic Scholarships are awarded for cross-country,basketball, volleyball, and softball based on demonstrated ability. Athletic guidelines for NJCAA Division II can include a maximum of tuition, fees, and course-related books. To be eligible for official awards of scholarships, grants, student employment and loans, prospective students must be accepted for admission and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Physical Examination Form

For more information on Cottey College’s athletic program, please contact Athletic Director Stephanie Beason. E-mail address is, or write her at the College address: 1000 W. Austin, Nevada, MO 64772.