The Sky's the Limit

Sussex County Community College has been providing quality education for over 31 years by offering degrees and certificates in a wide variety of career fields and continues its tradition of high academic standards.

Skylanders’ Athletics has made a significant impact on enrollment and retention, with 13% of current students as members of the athletic program. Some students would not choose to attend college without the opportunity to play sports.

Athletics is also a revenue engine for Sussex County, attracting students from outside the county, state, and country.

Skylanders’ Athletics currently includes 10 teams:

  • Baseball
  • Esports
  • Football
  • Men’s & Women’s Basketball
  • Men’s & Women’s Soccer
  • Men’s Lacrosse
  • Softball
  • Wrestling

Coming in 2021:

  • Women’s Volleyball

The Skylanders’ Athletic program consists of:

  • 230 student-athletes, including:
  • 44% from Sussex County
  • 32% from other counties in NJ
  • 15% international students, from 7 different countries
  • 9% from other states
  • 130% growth in the past 3 years

 

Together we will raise the funds to meet our most critical needs:

31% of our student-athletes rely on financial aid and scholarships to offset tuition and expenses. The Skylanders excel in their sport and in academics. The average cumulative GPA for all student-athletes has been higher than the overall student body GPA over the last three years. In addition, 100 student-athletes have earned national academic honors on the Academic All-American/All-Academic Teams.

  • Increased locker room space
  • Field turf improvements
  • New Artificial turf field for Soccer, Football, Lacrosse
  • On-campus Baseball field
  • New Soccer scoreboard
  • New Softball scoreboard
  • New Softball dugouts
  • Additional outside bleacher seating (for Soccer field and Softball field
  • Gym bleacher replacement
  • Outdoor batting cage for Softball and Baseball
  • Soccer bench seating
  • Development of film/video/study hall room
  • Fitness Room Equipment
  • Video Filming Equipment
  • Athletic Training Tables
  • Football Helmets
  • Lacrosse Helmets
  • Soccer goals
  • Wrestling timing/riding clock
  • GPS trackers to track and evaluate an athlete during a practice or workout, and provide feedback to the athlete and coach

Funding is needed to offset expenses for regional team travel. Sussex is currently a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association Region XIX (for two year colleges in NJ, DE and Eastern PA), and the Garden State Athletic Conference. In addition, funds are needed to support overnight trips for each team, along with Baseball and Softball spring training trips to Myrtle Beach.

Join us for The Sky’s the Limit campaign by becoming a member of the Skylanders’ Athletics Club.

For more information contact the College Foundation at foundation@sussex.edu or 973-300-2121.