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Sat Oct 15
Final
3 Flagler
1 at Francis Marion
Fri Oct 21
Final
at Montevallo L, 3-1
Sat Oct 22
Final
at Columbus St. L, 3-2
Tue Oct 25
Final
USC Aiken L, 3-1
Sea of Red Match, Dig Pink Match
Fri Oct 28
Final
Georgia College W, 3-1
Senior Night
Sat Oct 29
Final
Augusta W, 3-1
Tue Nov 01
Final
Lander W, 3-0
Sat Nov 12
Final
at Armstrong State L, 3-0
Fri Nov 18
Final
vs. Lander W, 3-2
@ Milledgeville, Ga. PBC Tournament Quarterfinal
Sat Nov 19
Final
vs. Flagler L, 3-1
@ Milledgeville, Ga. PBC Tournament Semifinal
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2017-18 SFC Brochure

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Swamp Fox Club Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide full scholarship funding as established under NCAA guidelines for Francis Marion University's intercollegiate athletic teams: one competing as an NCAA Division I independent and 13 competing in the Peach Belt Conference at the NCAA Division II level.

The Swamp Fox Club offers memberships to both individuals and businesses.  Contributions go directly to the Francis Marion University Foundation Athletic Scholarship Fund.  All money raised benefits every sport at FMU - 14 in all - seven for women and seven for men.  Your support not only provides educational and athletic opportunities to worthy young people, but provides you valuable benefits as well.  You also have the option of designating your entire gift to a specific sport if so desired.

General Information

The Swamp Fox Club, formerly the Patriots Brigade, is the official booster club that generates support for the Francis Marion University Athletic Department.  Renaming this organization honors the Swamp Fox himself - General Francis Marion, the Revolutionary War hero who outfoxed the British to help America win its independence and for whom the University is named.

On an annual basis, more than 175 student-athletes receive some scholarship assistance from the Swamp Fox Club.  The athletic booster club has developed into a vitally important support group for the Athletic Department, pursuing the excellence, integrity and pride in the University's athletic program.

Vision for the Future

The Swamp Fox Club plays a vital role in Patriot Athletics' continued success.  As educational expenses continue to rise, it will become increasingly more difficult to achieve academic and athletic excellence.  These dramatic increases make reliance on private support a must in providing financial assistance for our student-athletes.

Planned Gifts

You can make a substantial contribution to the Patriot Athletic Scholarship Fund through gifts in trust, charitable annuities, endowed scholarships, life insurance policies, and bequests.  Many of these options provide significant tax savings, as well as rates of return significantly higher than traditional investments.  For more information on planned giving to Francis Marion University Athletics, please contact our office at (843) 661-1240.

Methods of Contribution

Each year alumni and friends of Francis Marion University make a variety of gifts in support of athletic and academic excellence.  Each contributor can elect to make a gift in a way that best suits his or her personal preference.  Gifts made to the Swamp Fox Club are tax deductible.

Cash and Other Gifts

Cash is the most common form of giving.  Contributions provide the yearly financial resources necessary to operate our athletic program.  Some contributors may elect to give stock, securities, real estate or life insurance policies.

Matching Gifts

This method goes hand-in-hand with cash gifts.  If your company is a participant in a matching gift program, you receive credit in the Swamp Fox Club for the total contribution - a great way to double or triple the impact of your gift and increase your membership level and its privileges!  See your personnel officer for complete information on matching gifts.

Planned and Estate Gifts

Contributors can make life income arrangements and donate monies using trusts, gift annuities, pooled income funds, etc.  Individuals can choose to make provisions in their estates for the support of our athletic program, using a variety of gift vehicles.  These gifts can provide present and future support for Francis Marion University athletics and can offer you valuable tax advantages and income benefits.

Tax Implications

All contributions to the Swamp Fox Club for the Athletic Scholarship Fund are deductible for tax purposes.  These gifts are credited for full value for purposes of gift record at the university.  However, in order to comply with IRS laws concerning charitable contributions, the value of any benefits received must be subtracted from the amount of the gift.  If you wish to claim a deduction for your entire gift amount, you may elect not to accept the benefits your gift entitles you to receive.  If this is your wish, please indicate on the membership form.  If no deduction is given, benefits will not be provided and the full donation will be considered to deductible.  The Athletic Department has estimated the fair market value of the benefits described in this brochure, and that information is available upon request.

Corporate Sponsorship

The Francis Marion University Athletic Department offers a variety of corporate sponsorship opportunities, which provide first-rate and high profile advertising.  Your business can gain wide recognition and broad distribution through signage and printed materials.  For more information on how you can reach the clients of tomorrow today, click on the below links and contact the Francis Marion Athletic Department (843-661-1240) to customize a package that will fit your business needs and goals.   MORE INFORMATION

Athletics Booster Guide (FMU and the NCAA)
Read the linked guidelines letter

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Women's Volleyball Headlines

  • 92 Student-Athletes Honored for Classroom Work
    May 31, 2017
    A total of 92 student-athletes at Francis Marion University, who earned 3.0 or higher grade point averages during the 2017 spring semester, have been named to the university’s Swamp Fox Honor Roll.
  • Patriot Volleyball announces five signees
    May 18, 2017
    First-year Francis Marion University women’s volleyball head coach Lauren Baufield has announced the signing of 5-11 right-side hitter/middleblocker Courtney Abdur-Rahim of Saint Johns, Fla., 6-2 outside/right-side hitter Kayla Arthur of Holly Springs, N.C., 5-10 outside/right-side hitter Cortney Bowen of Blythewood, S.C., 5-7 setter Tori Carpenter of Saint Johns, Fla., and 5-4 libero/defensive specialist Natalie Ferrell of Franklinton, N.C., to national letters of intent during the recent signing period.
  • FMU Volleyball performs community service event
    March 29, 2017
    The Francis Marion University volleyball program recently gave some pointers at the Barnes Street Gym in conjunction with the City of Florence Parks and Recreation Department.
  • Francis Marion Volleyball Individual Camps
    March 29, 2017
    The Francis Marion University women's volleyball program will hold its 2017 Individual Summer Camp, July 6-8, and a new Youth Day Camp on July 29-30.
  • FMU's new volleyball coach Lauren Baufield
    February 08, 2017
    Meet Francis Marion University's new head coach for women's volleyball Lauren Baufield.
  • Baufield named to lead Patriot volleyball program
    January 20, 2017
    Athletic Department officials at Francis Marion University announced on Friday (Jan. 20) that Lauren Baufield, an assistant coach at East Tennessee State University, has been named as the university’s new head coach for women’s volleyball.
  • 100 FMU Student-Athletes Honored for Classroom Work
    January 11, 2017
    A total of 100 student-athletes at Francis Marion University, who earned 3.0 or higher grade point averages during the 2016 fall semester, have been named to the university’s Swamp Fox Honor Roll.
  • Four named to enter FMU Athletic Hall of Fame
    January 11, 2017
    Francis Marion University athletic officials recently announced that former women’s volleyball player Crystal Poskey Ashley (’02), former women’s soccer standouts Katie Roberts Chapman (‘04) and Kerri Williams (‘00), and former administrator and golf coach Dr. Rufus R. Hackney Jr. are the newest inductees into the FMU Athletic Hall of Fame.
  • FMU’s Boone named volleyball Academic All-American
    December 06, 2016
    Francis Marion University senior middleblocker Caroline Boone has been named to the 2017 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America™ Volleyball Team for NCAA Division II.
  • FMU’s Boone named to two All-Region squads
    November 30, 2016
    Francis Marion University senior middleblocker Caroline Boone continues to accumulate post-season volleyball honors as she was named to a pair of All-Region squads on Wednesday (Nov. 30).
  • FMU Volleyball signs pair
    November 28, 2016
    The Francis Marion University women’s volleyball program has announced the signing of 6-0 outside hitter Jessica Helmink of Buford, Ga., and 5-10 middleblocker Veronica Lane of Spotsylvania, Va., to national letters of intent during the recent early signing period.
  • Flagler holds off upset-minded Francis Marion
    November 19, 2016
    Top-seeded Flagler College used a 5-0 run early in the fourth and final set to gain control and defeat upset-minded Francis Marion University 25-21, 26-24, 18-25, 25-13, Saturday afternoon (Nov. 19) in the semifinals of the Peach Belt Conference Women's Volleyball Tournament.
  • Patriots spike Bearcats in PBC Tournament
    November 18, 2016
    Senior Carlie Smith pounded out a career-high 19 kills, including five in the final set, to lead Francis Marion University to a five-set win over Lander University 20-25, 25-21, 25-17, 19-25, 15-11, Friday afternoon (Nov. 18) in the quarterfinals of the 2016 Peach Belt Conference Women's Volleyball Tournament.
  • Boone garners All-PBC volleyball recognition
    November 15, 2016
    Francis Marion University senior Caroline Boone was named to the 2016 first-team All-Peach Belt Conference Volleyball Team at Thursday evening’s (Nov. 17) PBC awards ceremony in Milledgeville, Ga.

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Upcoming Events
Fri Sep 01
10:30 AM
vs. Wingate
@ Charlotte, NC Queens Univ. of Charlotte Invitational Tournament
Fri Sep 01
3:00 PM
vs. Shorter
@ Charlotte, NC Queens Univ. of Charlotte Invitational Tournament
Sat Sep 02
12:00 PM
vs. Winston-Salem
@ Charlotte, N.C. Royals Fall Volleyball Invitational Queens Univ. of Charlotte Invitational Tournament
Sat Sep 02
6:00 PM
at Queens (N.C.)
Queens Univ. of Charlotte Invitational Tournament
Fri Sep 08
12:00 PM
Converse
Francis Marion Tournament FMU Invitational Tournament
Fri Sep 08
6:00 PM
Chowan
FMU Invitational Tournament
Sat Sep 09
11:00 AM
Newberry
FMU Invitational Tournament
Sat Sep 09
3:00 PM
Belmont Abbey
FMU Invitational Tournament
Tue Sep 12
7:00 PM
at Barton
Fri Sep 15
7:00 PM
at Augusta
Sat Sep 16
2:00 PM
at Lander
Tue Sep 19
7:00 PM
Southern Wesleyan
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Results
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Sat Oct 15
Final
3 Flagler
1 at Francis Marion
Fri Oct 21
Final
at Montevallo L, 3-1
Sat Oct 22
Final
at Columbus St. L, 3-2
Tue Oct 25
Final
USC Aiken L, 3-1
Sea of Red Match, Dig Pink Match
Fri Oct 28
Final
Georgia College W, 3-1
Senior Night
Sat Oct 29
Final
Augusta W, 3-1
Tue Nov 01
Final
Lander W, 3-0
Sat Nov 12
Final
at Armstrong State L, 3-0
Fri Nov 18
Final
vs. Lander W, 3-2
@ Milledgeville, Ga. PBC Tournament Quarterfinal
Sat Nov 19
Final
vs. Flagler L, 3-1
@ Milledgeville, Ga. PBC Tournament Semifinal
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