Courtesy: Mount St. Mary's Sports Information Release: 09/10/2010
The Mount St. Mary's University Athletic Department is committed to the complete development of the student-athlete. As a Catholic institution the Mount has a unique opportunity to integrate faith with athletic endeavors, to give athletics a higher meaning, and to allow student-athletes to strive for victories beyond the field, court, or track.
Mount St. Mary's student-athletes have the ability to fully integrate their vocation to participate in an intercollegiate sport and their vocation to live the Gospel message. Associate Head Cross Country, Track & Field Coach Jay Phillips coordinates these efforts within the department. Phillips was a stand-out sprinter for the Mount and earned his bachelor's degree in theology in 2005. As a student he earned the University's most prestigious academic award, the Flanagan Memorial Prize, which is given to the graduating senior who best represents the mission of Mount St. Mary's in scholarship, conduct, and leadership. Phillips also earned the Sheridan Award, given each year to a graduating student-athlete who excels in both athletics and academics. In 2008 Phillips earned his master's degree from the Mount in theology and is a lecturer in the undergraduate theology department.
The Mount is the one of the only NCAA Division 1 institutions listed in the Cardinal Newman Society's "Newman Guide to choosing a Catholic College." Coach Phillips works with coaches, team chaplains, and the Center for Campus Ministry to help all Mount St. Mary's student-athletes live the university's mission. Student-athletes will be able to use their faith as a guide to true athletic excellence, discover their full potential as young men and women called to participate in intercollegiate athletics, develop leadership skills important in and out of the competition context, and experience the love of a community striving for imperishable crowns
For further information regarding how our student-athletes are integrating their faith with athletics, please contact Coach Phillips at 301-447-6724 or firstname.lastname@example.org