TRINITY WESTERN ATHLETICS JOINS NCCAA

ATHLETICS
FRIDAY, JULY 12, 2013
NCCAA ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TRINITY WESTERN ATHLETICS JOINS NCCAA  

LANGLEY, British Columbia – Trinity Western University was officially accepted into the National Christian Colleges Athletic Association (NCCAA) this week and, as a supplement to its CIS competition, joins the NCCAA West Region, Division 1 for the 2013-14 season.  

Joining the NCCAA opens a variety of options for competition for the Spartans athletic teams, most notably for track and field and soccer, without altering its participation in the CIS nor affecting TWU's future within the CIS.

“We look forward to being a contributing member to this great Christian organization,” said TWU athletic director Murray Hall. “This affiliation offers new opportunities for competition, as well as for Christian service projects.”

In particular, the chance to join the NCCAA will be a great boon for the Spartans track and field teams as it will now allow for TWU to compete in both the CIS indoor season and the NCCAA outdoor season. Prior to being accepted into the NCCAA, the Spartans track and field season ended in early March after the CIS national championships.

“Membership in the NCCAA has multiple benefits for the TWU track and field team,” said Spartans track and field coach Laurier Primeau. “Not only will we be able to add an outdoor season to our competition schedule, but we will also be able to participate in a national championship within a Christian context. This will have a legacy impact on our student-athletes that will benefit them both in their years at TWU and beyond.”

In regards to the TWU soccer programs, the Spartans will now have the chance to extend their seasons beyond the CIS national championship tournament. The soccer teams will be able to compete in the NCCAA playoffs, and potentially, the NCCAA national championships, which are contested in mid to late-November.

“It’s an exciting opportunity for TWU to be a member of the NCCAA, from both a competitive and character standpoint,” said Spartans women’s soccer coach Graham Roxburgh. “The NCCAA will offer the potential for high level competition, as well as a great base for realizing that sport provides the opportunities and platform for sharing and thinking about others while helping to impact lives. I know there are some great athletic programs that are associated with the NCCAA and we look forward to building further relationships with other institutions across North America.”

The NCCAA is a national Christian organization featuring teams from all levels of the NCAA and the NAIA. Serving more than 100 Christ-centered collegiate institutions throughout the United States and Canada, the NCCAA offers 22 national championship events and eight national invitationals. The association's mission is to use athletic competition as an integral component of education, evangelism and encouragement

The NCCAA is split into eight regions across the United States and Canada. Within the West Region, the Spartans will compete against familiar exhibition foes such as Azusa Pacific, Point Loma Nazarene, California Baptist and Hope International.

About the National Christian Colleges Athletic Association
The participating schools of the NCCAA are dedicated not only to providing the best athletic competition possible, but also to exemplifying Jesus Christ in all they do. The NCCAA was incorporated to provide a Christian-based organization that functions uniquely as a national and international agency for the promotion of outreach and ministry and for the maintenance, enhancement and promotion of intercollegiate athletic competition with a Christian perspective.
 
About Trinity Western University
Trinity Western University is a Christian University of the arts, sciences, and professions, legislated by British Columbia to serve the public. Recognized for quality, TWU is consistently ranked among the top two universities in Canada for Educational Experience by the National Survey of Student Engagement; holds three Canada Research Chairs; wins National Championships in CIS sports; and emphasizes experiential learning to prepare graduates to make a global impact. TWU offers 42 bachelor’s degrees, 16 graduate degrees, and adult degree-completion programs. A vibrant community committed to educating the whole person, TWU has been developing leaders of character and competence for 50 years.           

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Last Updated: 2013-07-12
Author: Mark Janzen

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