The two additions are the last piece of the puzzle in the department’s plan to expand opportunities for student-athletes. Next fall, women’s and men’s cross country will be included in Wilson’s varsity sport repertoire. The following year, 2014-15 will see the addition of men’s basketball and men’s golf programs. By 2015, Wilson will offer eleven varsity sports for student-athletes, six women’s and five men’s programs. The expansion also aligns Wilson more closely with the NEAC. The conference provides each team with a full regular season schedule, and the opportunity for post-season play and the chance to compete for the NEAC’s NCAA play-off berth.
The NCAA requires at least five sports for each men and women in coed institutions with enrollment of 1,000 or fewer. This three year expansion plan will make Wilson College compliment with the NCAA regulations.