The mission of University of the Cumberlands Athletics Department is to enhance and develop values that provide leadership, self-discipline, and teamwork while providing successful, quality, competitive experiences that mirror the academic excellence of the institution.
As students in the classroom strive for academic excellence, so do they on the athletic field in preparation, commitment and outcome. Holding to the ideals of sportsmanship and fair play, University of the Cumberlands athletic programs are administered by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the Mid-South Conference (MSC).
Student-athletes and teams are encouraged to excel on the playing field, and in the community, the same way they are encouraged to excel in the classroom. This is achieved with a focus on academics and a necessary balance in community and civic activity. The department strongly supports the pursuit of academic excellence and a healthy, vigorous lifestyle.