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Athletics and Recreation

Intercollegiate athletics, both male and female, are an integral part of student life at ABAC. The College participates in six (6) intercollegiate sports–baseball, golf, men’s and women’s tennis, women’s softball, and women’s soccer. These intercollegiate sports teams are located on the Tifton campus.

Each full-time student is invited and strongly encouraged to try out for collegiate athletic teams.

ABAC is a member in good standing of Region XVII of the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association and the National Junior College Athletic Association. The “Golden Stallions” and “Fillies” are always strong competitors against the best college competition available. All home athletic contests are free to all current students with an ABAC ID, so come out and support your teams. Please visit http://athletics.abac.edu/landing/index or call (229) 391-4930 for more info.

Campus Recreation

ABAC offers all current students the opportunity to engage in campus recreation through Intramural Sports programming, Thrash Wellness Center, the Legacy Foundation Swimming Pool, and outdoor sports fields on the Tifton campus. The Student Wellness Center in Bainbridge is also available.

Intramurals

Intramural participation is entirely voluntary, and students are encouraged to become involved, whether for competition or fun, in a group or as an individual; no additional fees are required. Intramural activities include basketball, bowling, softball, flag football, soccer, tennis, dodgeball, volleyball, and other events. The desire for fun, exercise, social contact, and friendly competition in a wholesome, satisfying atmosphere furnishes the stimulation for the activities and tournaments offered. ABAC has been a member of the National Intramural Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) since 1980 and has a full- and part-time director on staff. This office is committed to providing quality recreational engagement opportunities. For more information on ABAC’s Campus Recreational Sports, visit https://athletics.abac.edu/intramurals/landing, or contact Recreational Sports in Tifton or in Bainbridge.

ABAC Thrash Wellness Center and Foundation Legacy Swimming Pool

Thrash Wellness Center and the Legacy Foundation Swimming Pool have recently been renovated on the Tifton campus, and all students, faculty & staff are encouraged to incorporate new equipment and facilities into their routine toward a fit and healthy lifestyle. More information on hours of operation and guidelines can be found at https://abac.prestosports.com//Facilities/Thrash_Wellness_Center and https://abac.prestosports.com//Facilities/Foundation_Legacy_Pool_Complex.

Sports Field Regulations https://abac.prestosports.com/Facilities/Intramural_Fields

  • Recreational Fields reserved for current ABAC Students, Faculty and Staff only.

  • Fields may be closed by college officials when conditions necessitate.

  • Must provide valid ABAC ID at all times - No Exceptions

Bainbridge Student Wellness Center

Students have access to this facility for the promotion of fun, fitness and wellness.

Forest Lakes Golf Club at ABAC

Forest Lakes Golf Club, located at 80 Moorman Drive in Tifton, is owned by the ABAC Foundation and operated by ABAC. The course is maintained by an elite group of turfgrass students who use the golf facility as a learning lab for future employment in the turfgrass and golf course management industry. Forest Lakes Golf Club features a challenging, yet beautiful layout that encompasses many different aspects of the surrounding environment.

Lake Baldwin

School of Agriculture and Natural Resources Aquatics Laboratory Regulations: https://www.abac.edu/beyond-the-classroom-sanr/?search=lake%20baldwin#Lake-Baldwin

Fishing: Restricted to ABAC students only. Permit Required.

  • Students must secure a fishing permit from the ABAC Wildlife Society - Yow Building.

  • When: Daylight to Dark

  • Bait: Only artificial lures, worms, and crickets allowed. Bait fish are not permitted.

  • Creel Limits: Bream any size - 25, Bass over 12” - 4, all other bass must be returned to lake.

  • Swimming: Not permitted.

Boating: Not permitted (except as a part of a class or a supervised camp or group outing). Regulations will be strictly enforced. Violations could result in a $25 fine, a voided permit, and/or disciplinary action.