Columbia College Koalas
UniversityColumbia College
ConferenceAAC (primary)
LocationColumbia, South Carolina
Varsity teams15 (6 men's, 9 women's)
Basketball arenaPorter Gymnasium
Softball stadiumSutton Softball Complex
Soccer stadiumYounts Stadium
Aquatics centerGreer Natatorium
Tennis venueKoala Tennis Courts
ColorsPurple, Gray, and White

The Columbia College Koalas are the athletic teams that represent Columbia College, a liberal arts institution located in Columbia, South Carolina, in intercollegiate sports as a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA),[1] primarily competing in the Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC) since the 2011–12 academic year.[2] The Koalas previously competed in the Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC; formerly known as Georgia–Alabama–Carolina Conference (GACC) until after the 2003–04 school year) from 2005–06 to 2010–11; and in the defunct Eastern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (EIAC) during the 2004–05 school year.

Conference affiliations


Varsity teams

Columbia College competes in 15 intercollegiate varsity sports: Men's sports include basketball (in 2024–25), cross country, golf, soccer, swimming, tennis and track & field; while women's sports include basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track & field and volleyball.

Men's sports debuted when the college became co-educational in 2020, beginning athletic competition in the 2021 fall season.


  1. ^ "Schools". NAIA. Retrieved 11 November 2015.
  2. ^ "Members". Appalachian Athletic Conference. Archived from the original on 7 March 2016. Retrieved 8 March 2016.