The Athletics Department
Brescia University is home to the Bearcats and Lady Bearcats, a contender in the NAIA and River States Conference. There are 15 Bearcats teams including baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, men's and women's golf, men's and women's soccer, softball, men's and women's tennis, men's and women's outdoor track, and volleyball.
The University's History
Brescia University was founded by the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph in 1950. Its origins are in Mount Saint Joseph Junior College for Women, established at Maple Mount, Kentucky, in 1925. Between 1925 and 1950, coeducational extension courses in Owensboro led to the creation of a second campus and, after 1949, consolidation of the two campuses at the present site of Brescia University. In 1951, Brescia began operating as a four-year College.
Brescia Athletics Mission Statement
The Mission of the Brescia University Athletic Department is to prepare student-athletes to be successful academically, athletically, and personally by consistently providing the best environment for growth in competition, sportsmanship, leadership, and service. Within the scope of the institutional mission of Brescia University and with an emphasis on academic achievement and competitive excellence, the Athletic Department will promote institutional pride among all students, increase visibility within our community, and connect with our alumni of this great institution.