A Tradition of Dedication
The Snead State Parsons, with a long history of athletic competition, are highly respected competitors in intercollegiate athletics. While the school was still a seminary, the Parsons won the Alabama High School State Basketball Tournament in 1926 and 1929. Since then, the Parsons have won many state and regional championships in basketball, and five teams have reached their national tournaments.
Parson Athletics Today
The Parson's now compete in the Alabama Community College Conference and are members of the National Junior College Athletic Association. Teams are fielded in Baseball, Volleyball, Men's & Women's Basketball, Softball and Tennis. The 1989-90 Men's & Women's Basketball teams both won State Championships and earned 12th and 16th place, respectively, in the National Championship Tournament.
In 1992, the Women's Basketball, Softball and Tennis teams all qualified to compete in the national tournament. In 1997, the Softball team won the State Championship. In 2000, Snead State placed No. 1 in Women's Doubles at the Tennis State Championship and competed in the national tournament. In 2008, 2009, and 2010, the Tennis Team won Alabama Community College Conference (ACCC) Region 22 Tournament.
The Snead State Cheerleaders are organized to promote school spirit and to represent Snead State Community College at athletic contests. Snead State Community College cheerleaders began competing in the UCA College Cheerleading National Championships in 1994. Snead State placed 5th in Division II in 1994, won the Junior College Division in 1995, placed 3rd in 1996, 2nd in 1997, 4th in 1998, 2nd in 1999, 3rd in 2000, and won the 2001 Junior College Division National Championship.
The Snead State Dance Team returned to the College in 2005. The Dance Team perform at sporting events, College functions and community events.
Snead State Athletic Facilities
Snead State completed construction on a new softball field, located adjacent to the Emmett Plunkett Baseball Field. The Lady Parsons Field was dedicated on February 17, 2011. The Emmett Plunkett-Lurleen B. Wallace Gymnasium is used for volleyball, basketball, intramural sports, special events, and physical education activities and classes. The tennis courts, located next to the McCain Student Success Center, are used not only by the College for practices, matches, and special events, but also by the community for recreational purposes.