SPRINGFIELD, Missouri – Evangel University sophomore Bryce Coday gave Valor Disc Golf its first win with a first place in the Mixed Amateur 3 division in the PC-18 Open on March 25. Coday, an Accounting major from Hartville, Missouri, scored a -2, placing him four points ahead of the second-place finisher.
“I felt good about the way I played, especially since it wasn’t a close finish,” Coday said.
Coday’s win at the PC-18 Open was particularly notable, as it was his first competition as a member of the Professional Disc Golf Association and an EU disc golf player. Prior to August 2022, Coday had never played the sport.
“I started playing disc golf with some guys on my floor (at EU), and I fell in love with the sport. It’s fun and a great excuse to get out into nature,” said Coday.
“Bryce has already demonstrated his leadership among the team, and I am excited to see him excel in the sport,” said Mark Fabian, coach of the EU disc golf team and Evangel’s executive director of strategic partnerships.
EU’s disc golf team is part of its club sports program, which launched during the Fall 2022 semester. Other club sports at EU include CrossFit, bass fishing, beach volleyball, and bowling, with several additional sports to be added over the next two years.
About EU club sports
Evangel’s club sport teams supplement its robust varsity athletic teams and provide additional opportunities for students to get involved in athletic competition. Club sports compete with other schools’ teams but do not fall under the university’s athletic conference and do not have varsity status.
Club sport teams are led by an athletic coach or by students with an EU advisor. Standards of enrollment status, grade point average, and community standing may be required for team membership. Scholarships are available.
Evangel University, with its embedded Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (AGTS), is a comprehensive Spirit-led Christian university located in Springfield, Missouri. It is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Under the leadership of Dr. Mike Rakes, EU is committed to excellence in educating and equipping students to serve the Church and society globally and becoming compassionate innovators in their chosen vocations. EU offers more than 70 degree programs, including cutting-edge majors, pre-professional programs, and affordable and flexible online degree options.
EU is highly regarded and has been ranked:
- US News & World Report Best Colleges Top Performer in Social Mobility
- Colleges of Distinction Best Christian University
- Top 10 Best Universities by AcademicInfluence.com
- Third Most Beautiful Campus in the Midwest by Christian Colleges & Universities
- Top 10 Best Colleges in Missouri by BestColleges.com
With additional accreditations in business, counseling, music, social work, and theology and certification as an Excellence in Giving university, EU is focused on providing students with hands-on experience and real-world training for today’s professional careers. Learn more about the university at evangel.edu.