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A-B set to join a new conference next season

August 20, 2012
The Inter-Mountain

PHILIPPI - Alderson-Broaddus College is excited to announce it has accepted an invitation to join the Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC). The 2012-13 academic year will be the Battlers final season competing in its current conference.

"I would like to thank the G-MAC and its conference commissioner, Tom Daeger, for extending us the invitation," says Alderson-Broaddus College President Rick Creehan.

"We are grateful for the opportunity to join a new conference of like-minded, predominantly private institutions, with solid plans for growth and outstanding leadership under Commissioner Daeger."

The G-MAC was approved by the NCAA Division II Membership Committee in February of 2012 as a member conference effective September 1, 2012. To learn more, please visit their official website at: www.g-macsports.com .

A-B Athletic Director Dennis Creehan states he and the entire athletic department are excited about this new transition.

"We are very enthusiastic about the future of A-B and our athletic programs," he said. "We look forward to competing with these schools and building new relationships. With our all-time high freshman class moving in this weekend and our athletic department continuing to expand, the time to be a Battler has never been more thrilling than now."

This year the A-B Athletic Department has increased to 16 sports. Next year, the College will have 22 intercollegiate sports and five spirit teams, bringing the department to 27 programs.

With the assistance of G-MAC leadership, Alderson-Broaddus has already begun exploring an affiliate membership for football in other conferences.

 
 

 

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