Columbia College Athletics’ quest for a seventh consecutive American Midwest Conference (AMC) Presidents’ Cup is off to a strong start, as men’s & women’s cross country, men’s & women’s golf, men’s & women’s soccer and women’s volleyball are each competing at a high level.

As the Fall 2023 season inches towards postseason play, Cougars men’s & women’s basketball and women’s bowling opened its Winter 2023 campaigns in October and November. CC bowling opened competition on Oct. 21-22 at the Mid-States Championships and will compete in nine additional tournaments before the NAIA Conference Tournament from Feb. 24-25, 2024.

Cougars women’s basketball began play on Oct. 29, winning its home opener at Southwell Gymnasium. CC men’s basketball starts its respective season on Nov. 1 with a home matchup in mid-Missouri. On Oct. 25, both Cougars women’s basketball and men’s basketball were tabbed the favorites to win the 2023-24 American Midwest Conference titles, per the AMC Preseason Coaches’ Poll.

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The 2023-24 Columbia College Women’s Bowling team is led by head coach Damon Helgevold. Photo by CC Athletics

Men’s Basketball

The 2023-24 Columbia College Men’s Basketball team is led by head coach Tomas Brock. Photo by CC Athletics

Women’s Basketball

The 2023-24 Columbia College Women’s Basketball team is led by head coach/director of Athletics James Arnold. Photo by CC Athletics