On June 8, 2019, Benedictine College was honored as the 2019 Collegiate Team of the Year by Sports Faith International.  Accepting the award for the college was Head Football Coach and NAIA Hall of Famer Larry Wilcox. Benedictine College has moved on to glory in large part by the relentless effort of this 40-year veteran head coach. Wilcox teams are no strangers to the NAIA playoffs. This year, the Ravens finished the regular season at 10-1 as Conference Champion. Then making its way to the NAIA Championship in Daytona Beach Florida, the Ravens faced favorite Morningstar College for the Championship.  Benedictine played Morningside tough to the end before falling 35-28 in the final minutes.

Benedictine College is a Catholic School that looks after its students and helps in their establishment of a solid future. Larry Wilcox’s wife, Janet, is the director of the Student Success Center.  Janet Wilcox works with any student in need of academic advising, course recommendations, choosing a major, as well as study, time management and test taking skills. Mrs. Wilcox also works closely with students admitted on academic probation, those on academic probation and students re-admitted on academic probation.

“Benedictine College is an academic community sponsored by the monks of St. Benedict’s Abbey and the sisters of Mount St. Scholastica Monastery. Heir to the 1500 years of Benedictine dedication to learning, Benedictine College in its own time is ordered to the goal of wisdom lived out in responsible awareness of oneself, God and nature, family and society. Its mission as a Catholic, Benedictine, liberal arts, residential college is the education of men and women within a community of faith and scholarship.

“As a Catholic college, Benedictine College is committed to those beliefs and natural principles that form the framework of the Judeo-Christian tradition, and it is committed further to those specific matters of faith of the Roman Catholic tradition, as revealed in the person of Jesus Christ and handed down in the teachings of the Church. The college embraces students and faculty from all faiths who accept its goals, seeking in its members a personal commitment to the ideals and principles of a spiritual life and the expression of these in worship and action. Benedictine College promotes the growing involvement of religious and laity in the Church’s ministries.” [From Benedictine College website]