Belhaven Blazers

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Belhaven Blazers
UniversityBelhaven University
ConferenceCCS (primary)
USA South (football)
NCAADivision III
Athletic directorScott Little
LocationJackson, Mississippi
Varsity teams15 (8 men's, 7 women's)
Football stadiumBelhaven Bowl Stadium
Basketball arenaRugg Arena
Baseball stadiumTrustmark Park
Softball stadiumMcLeod Field
Soccer stadiumBelhaven Bowl Stadium
Outdoor track and field venueBelhaven Track & Field Complex
ColorsGreen and yellow[1]

The Belhaven Blazers are the athletic teams that represent Belhaven University, located in Jackson, Mississippi, in intercollegiate sports as a member of the Division III level of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), primarily competing in the Collegiate Conference of the South (CCS) for most of its sports as a founding member since the 2022–23 academic year; while its football team competes in the USA South Athletic Conference (USA South).[2] They were also a member of the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA), primarily competing as an independent in the Mid-East Region of the Division I level. The Blazers previously competed in the D-III American Southwest Conference (ASC) from 2015–16 to 2021–22; in the Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC; formerly known as Georgia–Alabama–Carolina Conference (GACC) until after the 2003–04 school year) of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) from 2010–11 to 2014–15; and in the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC) from 2002–03 to 2009–10 (which they were a member on a previous stint from 1981–82 to 1999–2000).

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Varsity teams[edit]

Belhaven competes in 15 intercollegiate varsity sports: Men's sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, tennis and track & field; while women's sports include basketball, cross country, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field and volleyball.

National championships[edit]


Sport Association Division Year Runner-up Score
Men's soccer (2) NAIA Single 1992 Lynn 2–1
2012 Mobile 2–0
Men's tennis (1) NAIA Single 1983 Lander 33–32


Belhaven has had eight Major League Baseball Draft selections since the draft began in 1965.[3][4]

Blazers in the Major League Baseball Draft
Year Player Round Team Highest level
1966 Dallas Jones 28 Yankees Double-A
1970 Thomas Robbins 9 Yankees Single-A
1980 Nelson Hayman 20 Angels none
1995 Paco Cardona 49 Cardinals Low-A
2009 Craig Westcott 30 Giants Double-A
2009 Chanse Cooper 21 Royals Rookie
2010 Wade Broyles 40 Rays Low-A
2013 Kyle Wheeler 26 Athletics Low-A

Several undrafted Belhaven players have also played professional baseball.[5]

Undrafted Blazers in Professional Baseball
Year Player Team Highest level
2000 Jay Hall Ind. n/a
2012 Brett Blaise Rays Rookie
2015 Reagan Rutledge Ind. n/a
2016 Ben Allison Ind. n/a



  1. ^ "Logos & Branding". Retrieved October 13, 2023.
  2. ^ "Belhaven Blazers Athletics". Belhaven University. Retrieved March 21, 2014.
  3. ^ "MLB Amateur Draft Picks who came from "Belhaven College (Jackson, MS)"". Retrieved March 21, 2014.
  4. ^ "All-Time Major League Baseball Draftees". Retrieved June 17, 2018.
  5. ^ "Belhaven College (Jackson, MS) Baseball Players". Retrieved June 17, 2018.

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