Conception Seminary College Basketball: Blending Spirituality and Sport

Published 02/02 2014 10:20PM

Updated 02/02 2014 11:24PM

(CONCEPTION JUNCTION, Mo.) The Conception Abbey Monastery and Seminary College is home to over 90 students and 40 monks. Since its transition to a seminary curriculum, it's become a landing spot for young men working towards the priesthood.

Like most college, CSC provides extracurricular opportunities, which include a basketball program. For years, it was simply a collection of players coached by students themselves.

That changed in 1997 when coaching veteran Skip Shear was hired as the Director of Wellness. He brought not only brought a basketball knowledge never before seen at the seminary, but also a new health program for students and monks. The faculty saw this as a win-win as the program allows students to apply what they learn in the classroom to athletics.

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