Edited: August 4, 2003
HIRAM COLLEGE ANNOUNCES ADDITION OF WOMEN'S GOLF FOR 2003-2004;
We are very excited about the addition of womens golf to our athletics program, said Mulligan. Womens golf is one of the more rapidly growing sports, in terms of popularity, throughout the country and we are both proud and happy to be able to add it and create another opportunity for competition for our female student-athletes.
Hiram will become one of just two schools in the North Coast Athletic Conference to offer womens golf as a varsity sport. Wittenberg University announced the addition of the sport this past January and will also begin competition this year.
To be one of the first institutions in the NCAC, a conference with such a great athletic tradition, is something we are very proud of, added Mulligan.
The NCAC currently sponsors championships in 11 womens sports- the most offered by any NCAA Division III conference. The NCAC is also the first conference in any division of the NCAA to emphasize the equity of womens sports in its constitutional bi-laws.
Hirams addition of womens golf shows great leadership on the part of the schools administration and is indicative of the strong support of womens athletics by our member institutions over the past 20 years, said NCAC Executive Director Dennis Collins. Founded in 1983, the NCAC is beginning its 20th year of competition this fall.
The womens golf team at Hiram will be coached by Sean McDonnell, currently the Terriers mens basketball coach and a golf instructor in the Exercise/Sport Science department.
Coach McDonnell is someone who has a wealth of knowledge about the sport of golf and someone we feel can be a great teacher to our student-athletes, Mulligan said. We are excited that he has chosen to accept this responsibility and look forward to great things from our team.
For more information, please contact the Hiram College Sports Information Department by telephone at 330.569.5495 or by fax machine at 330.569.5392. Director of Sports Information Jason Tirotta can also be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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