St. Augustine's College is a household name in Bahamian athletics, and it is not by chance that this has come to be.
Interhouse competition is a staple at SAC. Each member of staff and student body is a member of one of four houses: Alcuin, Leonard, Bernard, and Seton. Each house has a staff moderator, and at the beginning of every school year, elections are held for students to elect student captain and co-captain for each house.
Within their houses, students compete in various athletic competitions such as basketball, track and field, and swimming, as well as academic competitions in the areas of speech and math.
Interhouse competition evokes a sense an enormous amount of school pride in both past and present students of St. Augustine's College. Students look forward to cheering on their respective houses, while past scholars revel in the memories of the days when they were students. It is a common occurence to see SAC alumni congratulating their respective teams on social media when news about interhouse competition is announced.
Students transfer this spirit of healthy competition to the various BAISS sports they compete in including softball, basketball, track and field, soccer, and volleyball. Read more about these teams by clicking here.
Since the Bahamas Association of Independent Secondary Schools (BAISS) was established in 1988, SAC has won more than 36 volleyball, 46 basketball, 48 softball, and 27 track and field championships.
Over the decades, scores of SAC student-athletes have competed in the CARIFTA games, many of whom have medaled.
Most importantly, when student athletes graduate from SAC, many of them receive full scholarships to attend Division One universities. In 2019, 7 of our graduates received full academic and athletic scholarships.
Vinajah Adderley, Raymond Oriakhi, Lakelle Kinteh, Oscar Smith, Megan Moss, Adrian Curry, and Sasha Knowles received scholarships to Purdue University, University of Pittsburg, Oral Roberts University, Kansas State University, University of Kentucky, Ohio State University, and Clayton State University, respectively.
Read more about these scholarships here.
Our student-athletes have gone on to become Olympians competing at the 1972, 1976, 1984, 1988, 1992, 2000, 2004, 2012, 2016, and 2020 Olympics. Most recently, Mrs. Shaunae Miller-Uibo won the 400m race at the 2020 Olympics, a repeat of her 2016 win.
We are Godly proud of the way our student-athletes represent us while they attend SAC, and the way they do so on the world's stage.