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The new archery club team will compete as part of the USA Archery’s Collegiate Archery Program. The program is designed to develop a participant’s skillset and capability to compete in a variety of events at the local, regional and national levels.


Read: Archery brings kids outside in the Natural State



Disc Golf

While students have played disc golf at Lyon since 2008 when an 18-hole disc golf course was installed on campus, this upcoming season marks the first time the institution will have an official club team for the sport. The Scots are now poised to compete throughout the regular season in hopes of participating in the National Collegiate Disc Golf Championships, held each spring in North Augusta, South Carolina.

All Scots disc golf club members receive official Lyon gear, scholarship opportunities, and financial assistance that goes toward team travel and team competition in disc golf tournaments.


As part of this new club sport, you’ll have the opportunity to create a culture and build a program. Outside of competition, disc golfers at Lyon will find a close-knit community, a beautiful campus, and rigorous academics. Lyon College strives to craft a holistic educational experience that engages the mind, body, and soul and that emphasizes service. You’ll leave here with the tools to craft your future and to make the world a better place.

Our school is looking for current students, future students, and transfer students with a desire to compete, a passion to learn, and a heart for the outdoors. If you are interested in becoming a Scot and being part of the Lyon disc golf team, we want to hear from you! Fill out the form linked below, and we’ll send you information about the disc golf program and the opportunities at Lyon College.




Lyon College President Dr. W. Joseph King announced the addition of men’s lacrosse and introduced the team’s new head coach, Monty Curtis, at a press conference Thursday, December 6, 2018.

The College will apply for membership in the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA), a league of eight college lacrosse conferences. Lyon will petition to join the MCLA’s Lone Star Alliance (LSA), which consists of teams in Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas. The team would start competing in 2021 with potential for NAIA affiliation in the future.



Mountain and Road Cycling

Lyon College is committed to its mountain biking and road cycling club program and is excited to officially offer scholarships to its club team members.

The program welcomes both competitive and casual lovers of mountain biking and road cycling. Through it, the school hopes to expand the understanding of the outdoors through bike riding, adventuring, and other activities. All club cyclists and mountain bikers receive official Lyon kits, access to the college bike shop, scholarship opportunities, and financial assistance for traveling and competing in cycling events.


Collegiate cycling, a sport with team or individual competitions for both men and women, is one of the fastest growing facets of American cycling today. Lyon College cyclers compete in the South Central Collegiate Cycling Conference (SCCCC), one of eleven conferences that make up USA Cycling. The conference includes participants from schools in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas. By participating in mountain biking and road cycling during the regular season, Lyon hopes to quality for the USA Cycling Collegiate National Championships.

Equipped with trails fit to build endurance, test limits, and improve performance, the Lyon campus and surrounding areas also offer plenty to do outside of competitions. Thanks to a generous grant from the Arkansas State Highway Department and the Arkansas Recreational Trails Program, Lyon built the Lyon College Bluff Trails along the northern border of campus in 2010. The Upper Bluff Trail is a 1.3-mile, intermediate-level bike trail, and the Lower Bluff Trail challenges bikers a bit as a 1.5-mile, advanced-level trail.

With the Bluff Trails in your backyard during the week, the weekends may call for a trip to other biking spots in central Arkansas such as Wooly Hollow State Park near Greenbrier, Arkansas, or the Syllamo Trails in Mountain View, Arkansas. Lyon’s Education and Adventure Program (LEAP) sometimes organizes trips to these areas.

Lyon is positioned to develop a respected cycling program, and we hope you can be part of it. We are searching for current students, future students, and transfer students with a heart for the outdoors and passion to hit the trails. If you are interested in being part of Lyon's cycling program, let us hear from you!

All you need to do is complete the form linked below, and our team will contact you with additional information on the cycling program and the opportunities at Lyon College.




Outdoor Recreation

Love the great outdoors? You have come to the right place. Lyon College is located in the eastern foothills of the Ozarks and is close to the White River, presenting ample opportunities for outdoor recreation. Campus itself is 176-acres with biking and hiking trails, Bryan Lake, a bouldering wall, and a ropes course. Lyon students can enjoy activities on and around campus, including hiking, biking, camping, caving, rock climbing, zip-lining, fishing, and much more!




Lyon’s recommitment to its trap team will build off of the success of its current shooting club, which has won awards at the Academics, Integrity and Marksmanship National Championships three years in a row, including a Junior Gold-Class B Level Trapshooting Championship in 2016. Learn more about the trap team.




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