Intercollegiate Athletics

Baseball action slideAs a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association and Florida College System Activities Association, Indian River State College competes on a statewide and national level in men’s and women’s basketball, swimming and diving, baseball, fast pitch softball, and women’s volleyball.

Athletic scholarships are available in all sports. Although academics never take a backseat to athletics at IRSC, the athletic teams receive the administrative support and backing necessary to perform to the best of their abilities.

The IRSC Men’s Swimming and Diving Team holds the distinction for winning the most consecutive national championships by any college or university in the United States in any intercollegiate sport. The men’s team won its 46th consecutive National Championship, and the women’s team won its 42nd National Championship at the 2016 NJCAA meet. In 1990, 1996, and 2003, the teams were recognized in Sports Illustrated magazine.

Softball at batThe IRSC Baseball Team also gained prominence in 2011 when 3rd baseman, Cory Spangenberg, was Major League Baseball's #10 overall pick in the draft. The team also won four FCSAA state championships in 1979, 1993, 1995 and 1996, qualifying the team to compete in the JUCO World Series on two separate occasions. In 2002, the IRSC Softball Team won the NJCAA National Championship and has won numerous Southern Conference championships— the most recent in 2019.

Basketball action shotIRSC’s Basketball and Volleyball teams consistently distinguish themselves in Southern Conference and state competitions. The Women's Basketball Team strung together a three-year championship run—naming them Southern Conference Champions in 2009, 2010 and 2011. The men's last championship win was in 2020.  The IRSC Volleyball Team participated in the 2011 and 2013 State Tournaments and was named IRSC "Academic All-Stars" in January 2014, with a team GPA of 3.56—the highest GPA for any team in the history of IRSC athletics.  In October, 2015, the IRSC Volleyball Team was crowned 2016 Southern Conference Champions——the first in the teams' history.

IRSC boasts a state-of-the-art Baseball/Softball Complex as home field to the IRSC Baseball and Softball teams. The complex features two fenced-in fields and two LED scoreboards. With its gymnasium, world-class aquatic complex with CTS video display board, racquetball and tennis courts, and weight training facility, IRSC encourages the well-rounded development of its students.