Just days ago Bryn Athyn College was granted full membership to the NCAA Division III after four years of provisional membership. The process was completed a year faster than is customary, and that’s due to the fantastic work of our athletic department in meeting all the requirements and obtaining a waiver to combine the last two years of membership into one. The official press release is below. GO LIONS!
Bryn Athyn College Granted Full Membership to NCAA Division III
Bryn Athyn, Pa. – The NCAA Division III Management Council has notified Bryn Athyn College that it has successfully completed the provisional membership process and will compete as full members of the NCAA Division III starting fall 2017. As a full NCAA Division III member, the College will be eligible to compete for national championships and will have voting rights on NCAA legislation.
President Brian Blair said, “Bryn Athyn College is very pleased to gain full membership into NCAA Division III. This membership provides our student athletes with opportunities to compete at a high level while also participating in programs that emphasize the safety, soundness, and overall character- building of the student-athlete.”
Bryn Athyn made quick work of the membership process, completing the standard five-year process in just four. The robust and exciting growth of the athletic program has infused the campus community with extra energy and school pride, as the 150 student-athletes at the college eagerly await a fully competitive upcoming year in the North Eastern Athletic Conference.
Athletic Director and Vice President of Business Development at Bryn Athyn College, Matt Kennedy, said, “This news from the NCAA marks a new day for Bryn Athyn College and our athletic programs. We are now a full NCAA Division III member, which provides our student-athletes with the opportunity to play the sport they love while working towards obtaining a degree. I would like to thank President Blair and the administration for their support and trust over the past four years of this incredible journey through the NCAA provisional process.”