History of Bethel Athletics
Bethel University  is a member of the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) and competes in the Southern States Athletics Conference in all sports except Bowling, Football and Track.  The bowling, football and track  programs compete in the Mid-South Athletic Conference. Bethel was a charter member of the VSAC.


Prior to competing in the Southern States, Bethel played in the Transouth and Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (KIAC).


Athletic scholarships are available and are awarded by each sport's coach. To be eligible for an athletic scholarship, a student athlete must meet the NAIA eligibility requirements of at least two of the following three criteria: 18 Composite on the ACT, 2.00 Grade Point Average, and/or be ranked in the top 50% of your graduating class.

We encourage you to visit our sports' websites frequently to stay abreast of happenings and events! The 'Cats have a long rich history of success in Intercollegiate Athletics, winning the 2008 NAIA Men's Soccer National Championship, and has been represented in the National Tournament by our Men's Golf, Women's Basketball and Men's Basketball teams. We have been crowned Conference Champions in Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Football, Men's Soccer, Women's Soccer, Softball and Volleyball.