Catalog 2024 - 2025

Intercollegiate Athletics

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As 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 woman’s volleyball, men’s basketball, men’s and woman’s swimming and diving, baseball, and fast pitch softball.

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 50th consecutive National Championship, and the women’s team won its 46th National Championship at the 2024 NJCAA meet. In 1990, 1996, and 2003, the teams were recognized in Sports Illustrated magazine.

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The 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 2022.

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IRSC’s Basketball and Volleyball teams consistently distinguish themselves in Conference and state competitions.  The Men’s Basketball team were Southern Conference Champions in 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The team reached the Elite 8 of the NJCAA National Basketball Tournament in 2021 and the Sweet 16 of the tournament in 2022.  The IRSC Volleyball Team has numerous State Tournaments appearances, and was named IRSC "Academic All-Stars" in January 2024, with a team GPA of 3.67—the highest GPA for any team in the history of IRSC athletics.  In October, 2015, the IRSC Volleyball Team was crowned 2015 Southern Conference Champions——the first in the teams' history.

Indian River recently invested $5.3 million into the baseball and softball complexes to bolster the facilities. The complex features a new field-house and locker room facility for the 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.