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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Georgetown College finds conference home
as step to moving to NCAA Division II

Great Midwest Athletic Conference Commissioner Tom Daeger announced on Tuesday that Georgetown College has accepted an invitation to join the G-MAC as a Provisional Member, effective July 1, 2012.


Georgetown, which recently announced intentions to apply for NCAA Division II membership, is the eighth member institution of the G-MAC. Georgetown joins The University of Virginia’s College at Wise as a Provisional Member of the G-MAC. If successfully admitted into NCAA Division II candidacy, Georgetown will become a Full Member of the G-MAC and join charter members Cedarville University (Cedarville, Ohio), Central State University (Wilberforce, Ohio), Kentucky Wesleyan College (Owensboro, Ky.), Trevecca Nazarene University (Nashville, Tenn.), Urbana University (Urbana, Ohio), and Ursuline College (Pepper Pike, Ohio).


Georgetown, a private, liberal arts college located in Georgetown, Ky., will apply for NCAA Division II membership prior to June 1. If approved by the NCAA Division II Membership Committee, Georgetown will enter the candidacy process with the goal of becoming an active NCAA Division II member for the 2015-16 academic year.
Dr. Bill Brown, Cedarville University President and chair of the G-MAC President’s Council noted, “Georgetown College has a long history of academic rigor and athletic excellence. They will certainly become one of the anchors of the conference as we move ahead.”


“Georgetown is a terrific addition to the G-MAC membership and, if approved to enter the membership process, is well positioned to make the transition to NCAA Division II,” Daeger said. “The institution shares our desire to provide a complete collegiate experience for its student athletes and embraces the role in which it feels athletics should play in that endeavor. ”


The Tigers will be included in future G-MAC schedules, and if approved as a NCAA Division II candidate, will gain voting status in the G-MAC. Georgetown, currently a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the Mid-South Conference, sponsors 16 sports.


Included in the sports sponsored by Georgetown are baseball, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s tennis, football, men’s and women’s track and field, volleyball and softball. The Tigers have claimed multiple NAIA National Championship titles and consistently contend for the Presidents Cup of the Mid-South, highlighting a well-rounded athletic department.


The G-MAC, which was approved by the NCAA as a member conference effective September 1, 2012, will be working through an educational assessment program for the 2012-13 academic year with the goal of beginning competition as the 24th active NCAA Division II conference by 2013-14.


From the Great Midwest Athletic Conference