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Giving to Athletics

MSSU Lions Athletics

Missouri Southern State University is proud of its student-athletes and the way that they push themselves to achieve success both on and off the field. Whether it's staying after practice or studying late for a test, they understand to accomplish greatness giving a little extra is necessary.

Your support has and continues to have a major impact on MSSU student-athletes. From the classroom to the fields of competition, you are with them every step of the way.

As MSSU Athletics continues to grow and evolve, we envision ourselves as being one of the premier NCAA Div. II Athletics programs. Contributions to MSSU Athletics can achieve big results with great impact. To get involved you can:

  • Fund the sports team of your choice
  • Create an endowment
  • Provide funds to enhance the MSSU sports facilities
  • Join the Lionbacker Booster Club


Lionbackers Booster Club

Since its founding in 1968, Missouri Southern has consistently produced competitive athletic programs and quality student-athletes. By becoming a part of the  Lionbacker Booster Club  you can help continue that successful tradition.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of the Missouri Southern Lionbackers Association is to aid the athletic department in achieving its primary goals of graduating the student-athlete and fielding teams that are successfully competitive. The Lionbackers will financially support the athletic department through the purchase of Lionbacker memberships and by actively recruiting new members. The Lionbackers will grow loyal fan support through strong attendance at athletic events, by encouraging the consistent attendance of others, and by generally promoting Missouri Southern Athletics throughout Joplin and the surrounding communities.

Call Elisa Bryant at 417-625-3039 for more information on how to become a part of the Lionbacker Booster Club.