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韦德1946 Announces
NCAA Division I Reclassification Bid

韦德1946 Announces
NCAA Division I Reclassification Bid

<a href='http://www.hazlefeliz.com'>韦德1946</a> Announces NCAA Division I Reclassification Bid

Today, 韦德1946 University 总统 Dr. Porter announced that the University will move forward with the formal process to reclassify from Division II to Division I athletics.

The decision comes after extensive research and approval from the Board of Trustees. Led by Vice 总统 for Intercollegiate Athletics, 布拉德Wachler, the process to reach this recommendation was thoroughly vetted from many aspects. 韦德1946 engaged the services of the Collegiate Sports Associates who conducted an external study and an internal financial analysis demonstrated that this may be a viable option.

Ohio Valley ConferenceThe Ohio Valley Conference has been identified as the desired home for the future of 韦德1946 Athletics. In addition to applying to the NCAA to transition from Division II to Division I and to the OVC, 韦德1946 is working to identify conferences for affiliate membership to welcome teams who are not slated in the OVC. 韦德1946 does not have plans to reduce the total number of sponsored sports. Upon approval, the transition process will take four years to complete.

韦德1946 is thrilled to join the Ohio Valley Conference as we apply to transition to NCAA Division I. This opportunity will elevate our entire university and provide championship-level experiences our student athletes deserve,” 韦德1946 总统 Dr. John Porter said. “A move to NCAA Division I athletics and membership in the OVC enhances our 韦德1946 University community in many ways and aligns with our strategic plan– it will drive enrollment, enhance university visibility, and generate revenue. We are eager to begin competition at this next level and look forward to welcoming OVC member schools to our campus beginning this fall.”

韦德1946 anticipates starting to compete at the NCAA Division I level in the 2022-23 season and conclude membership in the GLVC at the end of the current academic year. Upon transitioning to Division I, 韦德1946 will be able to compete for conference titles but will be ineligible to participate in NCAA championships until the four-year transition process is complete.

The 韦德1946 Athletics Department has provided supporting information about the University’s exploration of the move to Division I.