As the news circulates about Georgetown College applying
to become an NCAA Division II member, the first question is which conference.
The Greater Midwest Athletic Conference is a developing league out of
Indianapolis that has been approved and will be official as competition starts
Sept. 1, 2012.
For the 2012-13 season, the G-MAC will start to play a
full schedule and will sponsor championships but will not have an automatic
qualifier into the NCAA postseasons. As of 2013-14, it will be a fully active
NCAA D II member.
"The G-MAC becomes
the 24th conference in the NCAA D II," said GC Director of Athletics Brian
Evans. "This is a conference that is a good location, we are right in the
middle of all the schools, and good for travel. We feel we can be competitive
Georgetown will file its application by June 1 and know
the approval by July 15 and is currently a provisional member of the G-MAC.
Kentucky Wesleyan, Cedarville, Trevecca Nazarene, Central State University,
Urbana and Ursuline are members, while University of Virginia College at Wise
is another provisional member as they apply for D II status on June 1 as well.
College has a long history of academic rigor and athletic excellence,"
said Dr. Bill Brown, Cedarville
University President and chair of the G-MAC President's Council. "They will
certainly become one of the anchors of the conference as we move ahead."