President Sister Anne Munley, IHM, has announced that the Marywood University Athletics and Recreation Department will add men's golf to the sports sponsorship package at the beginning of the 2011-2012 academic year. Men's golf will be Marywood's 17th varsity sport, joining men's and women's lacrosse and men's and women's swimming and diving as sports added since 2008.
"We are very excited to add men's golf as a competitive sport at Marywood" Dr. Mary Jo Gunning, Director of Athletics and Recreation stated. "With several strong high school programs locally as well as some fine local venues to play at, we expect the men's golf team to be competitive immediately."
The men's golf team will compete as a split-season sport, playing in both the fall and the spring. With the addition of Marywood's team, the Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) will have nine programs competing for the Conference Championship and an NCAA tournament berth. "It's really encouraging that we have schools adding golf. We have excellent championship locations and it's great to add another competitive program into the mix for our Championship" said Amy Friedman, Commissioner of the CSAC.
Marywood University is an independent, comprehensive Catholic University, owned and sponsored by the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculata Heart of Mary, Scranton, Pennsylvania. Marywood is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III institution and a member of the Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) and Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC).
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