Athletics and Recreation
The Lima Campus offers the following five varsity sports as a part of our program: Women's Volleyball, Women's Basketball, Men's Basketball, Men's Baseball, and Men's Golf. Our mascot is the BARONS. Join us on Facebook: @BaronsLima . Follow us on Twitter: @BaronsAthletics . Connect with us on Instagram: @Barons_Athletics .
Eligibility:Any Ohio State Lima/Rhodes State student enrolled in at least 7 credit hours is eligible to play a sport. Students must also be enrolled and remain eligible with a 1.7 GPA during the semester in which they wish to participate in the sport. Interested students who meet the preceding requirements should contact the athletics department utilizing the Sports Prospect Form to receive general information for the team of interest. Athletic open gyms, clinics, and tryout dates will be posted around the campus as well as our social media pages. We look for student athletes interested in representing the Lima campus, the team and themselves with respect and dignity. Athletics are a privilege and school is a priority. More Information is available in Cook Hall Room 105.
Conference:Ohio State Lima/Rhodes State are members of the Ohio Regional Campus Conference (ORCC). The Ohio Regional Campus Conference was established in 1978 and is the governing body for regional campus athletics in the state of Ohio.The ORCC membership is comprised of regional campuses from various state institutions including The Ohio State University, Miami University, Ohio University, and the University of Akron.
The ORCC sponsors championships in women's volleyball, men's basketball, women's basketball, baseball, softball, golf, and men's and women's tennis. The conference awards regular season and conference tournament champions in each sport. Additionally, the conference recognizes student athletes on all-conference teams, all-tournament teams, and academic all-conference teams.
Other affiliated colliegate programs of the ORCC are Ohio State Mansfield, Miami-Hamilton, Miami-Middletown, Akron-Wayne campus, OU-Lancaster, OU-Chillicothe, OU-Eastern and OU-Zanesville. The Barons compete against other members of the ORCC, as well as members of the NCAA Division III, NAIA, NJCAA, and the USCAA.