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Courtney Jonsson '14

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Courtney Jonsson '14

Upon graduating from Monmouth College with degrees in both history and theatre, Courtney Jonsson was offered a position at West Virginia Public Theatre as a props designer... more

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Fighting Scots Society

Sports are important to any institution, but here at Monmouth, sports are more than “just a game,” they are a way for Monmouth to set itself apart from other institutions. 

Our athletes come to Monmouth not because they are awarded a large scholarship to play, but to simply have that chance to continue to successfully compete in a sport that they love.  The Fighting Scots Society is a fund that allows donors to specifically give in support of Monmouth College student-athletes and coaches. Your gift to the FSS will support young athletes, as well as, fund travel, uniforms, equipment, training and rehab, recruiting and other key expenses.

Today, nearly a third of Monmouth students are active in varsity athletics, while many more participate in club sports, intramurals and physical activities such as cheerleading and dance squad.  Thanks to a strong commitment by the board of trustees and the generosity of major donors, these athletes enjoy training, practice and game facilities that are among the finest in the nation for a Division III college.

If you've followed Monmouth College athletics recently, you know that the varsity track, football, men’s club water polo and women’s basketball teams all have experienced success at the national level. 

  • The track teams have two top-three national finishes and have a string of producing an All-American every year since 1984 including nine national champions, and our football team has made the NCAA playoffs four times since 2005, most recently in 2011.

  • The men’s club water polo team earned their first NCAA Division III National Club Team Championship in 2012, a year before being elevated to a varsity sport in 2013.

  • Last but not least, the women’s basketball team appeared in the NCAA tournament in 2012, and was ranked nationally for the 2012-2013 season. 

Here at MC, we strive to provide the best athletic programs for our student-athletes. Sometimes, though, it takes a little help to make that a reality. Your support does make a difference.  Our student-athletes do not have to worry about fundraising and can concentrate on the things that make Monmouth College special, such as holding a competitive GPA, helping new students with their transition to Monmouth, or play leading roles in community activities. 

In a world full of competitiveness, it is important to remember we play sports first because we love to and second to fulfill our competitive nature. With the generous support of alumni and friends, MC is able to maintain top-notch programs.  We pride ourselves by operating our programs with fair play, good sportsmanship, and integrity.

Here's how the Fighting Scots Society has made a positive impact at Monmouth College!

September 2014

New Football Jerseys
Photo by Liz Bryant '17

Thanks to the generosity of those who gave to the Fighting Scots Society Jersey Project last spring, our Fighting Scots football team marched onto Bobby Woll Memorial Field in pride with new UnderArmour jerseys and pants at the start of this season. We asked, you gave and we delivered. Thank you for your support!