Savannah College of Art and Design Savannah Bees
UniversitySavannah College of Art and Design (Savannah campus)
ConferenceThe Sun Conference
Athletic directorJud Damon
LocationSavannah, Georgia
ColorsYellow and Black

The Savannah College of Art and Design Bees refers to the two sets of athletic teams that compete for the Savannah College of Art and Design at its two locations in Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia. The SCAD Savannah school is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA),[1] primarily competing in The Sun Conference.[2] The SCAD Atlanta school also competes in the NAIA, but it competes in the Appalachian Athletic Conference. As a college of Art and Design, the school offers a sports lineup unlike most colleges. Its Savannah location is one of the few colleges in the United States to offer a competitive equestrian program.[3] SCAD Savannah previously sponsored basketball, but dropped the sport after the 2008–09 season.[4]




In 2016, the SCAD Savannah women won six individual national championships and 9 out of the 20 events, to win the team national championship in swimming, while the men placed second.[5] This is the team's third national championship in women's swimming. The Bees’ Joel Ax was named the NAIA male swimmer of the meet and the NAIA male swimmer of the year, while coach Pilczuk was honored as the NAIA women’s swimming coach of the year.[6]



Equestrian competitions are held at the 100-acre Ronald C. Waranch Equestrian center, a facility complete with rinks, paddocks, and grazing facilities.[7] Golf is hosted at the Wilmington Island Club in Bluefield.[8] Soccer and Lacrosse are housed at the SCAD athletics complex, which opened in August 2007.[9] Swimming events are held at the Chatham County Aquatic Center, while tennis competitions are at Bacon Park.


  1. ^ "Schools". NAIA.ORG. NAIA. Retrieved November 11, 2015.
  2. ^ "Members". Retrieved November 11, 2015.
  3. ^ Sanchez, Kelly. "Exploring Equine Education". Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  4. ^ "Why will SCAD basketball be discontinued?". SCAD District. Retrieved January 13, 2022.
  5. ^ "SWIMMING: SCAD women win NAIA national championship; SCAD second in men's division". March 6, 2016. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  6. ^ Howser, Colbi (March 6, 2016). "2016 NAIA Men's and Women's Swimming & Diving National Championship SCAD Savannah (Ga.) women take home third national title, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) men take home first title in school history". NAIA. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  7. ^ "Ronald C Warnach Equestrian Center". Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  8. ^ "Ronald C. Waranch Equestrian Center". Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  9. ^ "SCAD Athletic Complex". Retrieved March 6, 2016.

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