Simon Fraser athletics placed on probation

2009-10 CWUAA Media Release

Monday, September 14, 2009

Simon Fraser athletics placed on probation

- The Canada West University Athletics Association (CWUAA) announced today that Simon Fraser University’s membership has been re-categorized to that of full member with probationary status for the 2009-10 athletics season.

In July Simon Fraser was given conditional acceptance and expressed their intent to join the NCAA beginning in the 2011-12 season. The Canada West Board of Directors, acting on the advisement of its membership, took action to begin the transition of Simon Fraser from the CWUAA. The CWUAA membership and Simon Fraser consented to the re-categorization of SFU for the 2009-10 season. A decision regarding Simon Fraser's 2010-11 Canada West membership has been deferred until later this year.

Probationary status means Simon Fraser will not be eligible to vote in conference matters. The move does not affect Simon Fraser's ability to fully compete in the 2009-10 season, including post-season play and coach and athlete recognition.

Simon Fraser joined the Canada West in 2001 and competes in football, men's and women's basketball, women's volleyball and wrestling. Simon Fraser has also maintained membership in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).

Please direct questions to the Canada West office: Contact information for all conference schools and the League office can be found on the “Members” and “Contact Us” web pages.
David Bandla
Canada West, Communications
CWUAA Athletics

“Canada West is consistently the most decorated of the four conferences in Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS), winning at least 10 CIS national titles every year since 1997-98. Comprised of 14 schools, from the provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia, the CWUAA produces numerous major award winners and Academic All-Canadian student-athletes each year, with many going on to athletic success around the globe in pro leagues and events such as the Olympics or Universiade Games.”

Last Updated: 2009-10-06
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