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The Board of Trustees of Georgetown College today unanimously voted for the institution to apply to become an NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) Division II member. Georgetown is currently an NAIA member school.
This decision caps a year-long process of evaluation by the College's Board of Trustees which involved input from coaches, students, faculty, alumni, NAIA and NCAA officials, and others. According to Head Football Coach Bill Cronin, "It's the right move for us, and a real sign that Georgetown College has deepened its commitment to athletics - not only for football but also for all of our athletic teams. NCAA: DII status will help and challenge our entire athletics program."
Earl Goode, the College's Board Chair, noted "Our excellent experiences and successes in the NAIA have positioned us for the next chapter of our college athletic experience."
Athletics Director Brian Evans agreed, and added "I am excited for our athletes and for our coaches. Wearing Georgetown College on our uniforms will continue to be a source of pride."
Application to the NCAA will be made by June 1st; a decision on Georgetown's application is anticipated by July 15th, 2012.
For additional information:Jenny Elder