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Lamar Community College and the Athletic department are committed to excellence in both men’s and women’s athletics. This dedication is evidenced both in our talented coaches and recently enhanced and newly constructed athletic facilities.

Our athletic facilities include a multimillion dollar Wellness Center that houses a state-of-the-art athletic complex. Men’s and women’s basketball and women’s volleyball practice and compete in one of the better gymnasiums in the area. All student athletes benefit from health facilities, a training room, locker room, and first-class fitness center. Baseball and softball share a premier indoor batting facility with locker rooms, four full batting cages, indoor mounds, and work out area. Merchants’ Park, home to the the Runnin’ Lopes baseball team, is one of the finer in the country. Women’s softball competes in a newly constructed complex, while our rodeo team benefits from two outdoor and one completely enclosed arena.

Due to our strong support of our sports team, and our track record of success, LCC is able to attract and keep quality coaches, who recruit talented student-athletes to the College. Our mission is to enrich their lives through learning and athletics and to provide them with the skills required for success—now and in the future.

LCC’s mascot is the second fastest land animal in the world—the antelope, which can run up to 70 m.p.h. in short bursts and up to 40 m.p.h. over long distances. To accommodate this amazing athletic ability and stamina, the antelope has oversized lungs and heart. The Runnin’ Lopes of LCC have the heart, ability, and competitive spirit to compete with the best.

LCC is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and Region IX. Intercollegiate sports for men include baseball, basketball, golf, and rodeo. Women’s teams compete in basketball, softball, volleyball, and rodeo.

Athletic Team Honors


2015 Empire Conference Champions
2014 Empire Conference Champions
2013 Empire Conference Champions
2012 Empire Conference & Region IX Champions
2011 Empire Conference & Region IX Champions
2010 Empire Conference & Region IX Champions
2007 Empire Conference Champions
2006 Region IX / Empire Conference Champions
2005 Region IX / Empire Conference Champions
2004 Region IX / Empire Conference Champions
2003 Region IX / Empire Conference Champions
2002 Third place in JUCO World Series, District Champions, Region IX / Empire Conference Champions
2001 Empire Conference Champions

Men’s Basketball

2009 5th place NJCAA National Tournament, Region IX Champions

Women’s Basketball

2007 Re-implemented at LCC


2005 Region IX Conference Champions
2004 Region IX Conference Champions
2003 Region IX Conference Champions
2002 Region IX Conference Champions


2011 Carter Coble first place CRMR Steer Wrestling; Tyler Schnaufer first place CRMR Team Roping; Carter Coble finished 9th at College National Finals Rodeo
2009 Cole Dorenkamp wins CRMR Steer Wrestling and All-Around
2008 Men’s Rodeo Team finished 9th in the nation
2007 Central Rocky Mountain Region Coach of the Year, Fred Sherwood


2010 NJCAA Academic Team
2009 Regular Season Region IX Champions


2008 AVCA Team Academic Award