That’s right! There might be at least 38 schools in the WCWA for the 2018-2019 Season. Nassau Community College (New York) and Tiffin University (Ohio) announced they would be adding women’s wrestling, in the fall of 2018, earlier this year and now two more schools have made the same announcement!
First, we have York College in York, Nebraska. It’s a private 4-year college affiliated with the Churches of Christ. The student body consists of about 450 undergraduate students. In athletics, the school is a member of the NAIA. Jeff Albers, who is an assistant on the men’s wrestling team, will be the York Panthers’ women’s team inaugural season head coach.
“I am so grateful for the opportunity to be able to be the first women’s wrestling coach at York College. I look forward to helping these young women be the best they can be on and off the mat.” – Jeff Albers, Head Coach
Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas is the other school to announce their plans for next fall. it’s also a private 4-year college, though its affiliation is with the United Methodist Church. The student body is made up of a little over 1,900 undergraduate students. Southwestern is also an NAIA school. There have been no announcements about who will take the helm of the first women’s team for the Moundbuilders but the school is very excited to join the growing ranks of WCWA schools.
“There are a lot of extremely talented athletes who are deserving of the opportunity to continue development in their sport while earning a valuable education,” – Matt Shelton, Athletic Director
Women’s wrestling is showing great growth potential and hopefully a couple more schools will jump on board before the end of the 2017-2018. The new schools have been added to the colleges with women’s wrestling page.