To promote sportsmanship and health, Wilson Hall maintains a strong and varied athletic program providing the opportunity to participate in interscholastic competition against independent and public schools throughout the state. The school sponsors 39 teams for 15 sports and has won 69 state championships in 17 different sports, including the most recent titles in 2023 for girls bowling, co-ed scholastic shooting (trap), and softball.
Participation in athletics provides the unique opportunity for molding character, building lasting friendships, and for the great but simple pleasure of play. The renowned Baron spirit is derived in part from the playing fields and courts. School spirit, however, is not contained to just the students, which is obvious by the enormous support of parents, alumni, grandparents, and parents of alumni at our sporting events.
Although the Barons have been honored three times with the President’s Trophy for having the most successful athletic program in the state, the primary focus at Wilson Hall is always academics. Students must maintain academic standards in order to practice or participate with an athletic team.
Each year, Wilson Hall has graduates who continue their athletic careers at college by participating in everything from football to tennis, and from baseball to cross-country. Some athletes receive athletic scholarships, while others play simply because they love the sport, keeping in mind that nearly every Wilson Hall graduate receives an academic scholarship for college.
Thirteen students have received the Bill Simpson Award that recognizes the most outstanding male and female scholar-athlete in the S.C. Independent School Association each spring. Wilson Hall has more recipients of this award than any other school. Each of the over 120 schools that are members of SCISA may nominate a scholar-athlete for this award, which is the highest award SCISA bestows upon a student.