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Wilson College Announces Athletics Program Changes

Posted: February 6, 2013

As part on an ongoing evaluation of varsity sports teams, Wilson College has decided to make two changes to its athletics program.

Beginning in fall 2013, Wilson will add women’s and men’s cross country to its other fall team sports, field hockey and women’s soccer. The addition of cross country aligns Wilson with the rest of the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) and will be the first sport offered for male student-athletes.

The second change is the discontinuation of gymnastics from the winter sports lineup following the 2012-13 academic year. There has been a decline in gymnastics participation over the last 10 years, resulting in the College’s inability to field a complete team for the 2013 season.

Women’s basketball will remain as Wilson’s only winter varsity sport until the addition of men’s basketball in 2014. The College will continue to field teams in softball and women’s lacrosse during the spring season.

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) requires Division III institutions to compete in five sports, with at least one in each season. In 2013, Wilson will field three sports in the fall, one in the winter and two in the spring.

Last Updated: February 6, 2013