COLUMBUS, Miss. -- Owls Athletics and Renasant Bank announced a three-year partnership today supporting the ongoing efforts for the return of athletics to The W.

“This is a tremendous day for Owls athletics and the future of our program. Having the support of our local business leaders will have a positive impact on the overall student-athlete experience here at The W. We look forward to strengthening this relationship with Renasant Bank over the next three years,” said Jason Trufant, director of athletics.

Bill West, division president, and Bobby Harper, senior vice president, signed the agreement with Trufant, marking the first corporate sponsorship agreement for the athletic department. The agreement will provide the bank with key signage at Owls athletic facilities and visibility on the future Owls Athletics’ website.

For more information on how you or your business can become a sponsor of Owls Athletics, please contact the department of athletics at (662) 329-7962 or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.