This summer, Brevard College announced several improvements for the Athletic Department that will enhance the student-athlete experience.
In the 2019-20 academic year, Brevard College will begin the final year of the reclassification process to become full-time members of NCAA Division III. The advancement to year four of the process came as a result of an action by the NCAA Division III Membership Committee to permit Brevard College to waive one year of the four-year participation requirement and to bypass year three of the provisional membership process. The committee confirmed that Brevard College “has fulfilled all requirements for provisional membership in the 2018-19 academic year and has demonstrated readiness to proceed to the final year of the process.”
As a result of bypassing year three of the provisional membership process, the Tornados will strive to gain active NCAA Division III membership in the 2020-21 academic year which will coincide with fully active status in the USA South Athletic Conference. Active membership in NCAA Division III and USA South Athletic Conference will provide the Tornados with eligibility for all conference postseason championships and bids for NCAA championships. In the 2019-20 academic year, Brevard College will continue to compete in the USA South Athletic Conference in the regular season and remain eligible for weekly and postseason conference awards. Brevard will also remain a member of the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) in 2019-20, giving the Tornados the opportunity to qualify for ECAC postseason championships and awards.
The Brevard College Athletic Department has entered into two new partnerships. The first is a five-year partnership with NIKE through BSN SPORTS. The agreement includes numerous incentives in the form of discounts and rewards along with incentives for on-field achievements and additional marketing and promotional opportunities.
The second partnership is with Volt Athletics to provide Tornado student-athletes with individualized, state-of-the-art technology for strength and conditioning programs. Volt’s revolutionary AI technology builds, tracks, and adapts each athlete’s training program in real time based off of the athlete’s or coach’s feedback. Volt’s training system will be made available to every BC sport and student-athlete.
Three new Head Coaches for Brevard College athletic programs were hired in the offseason to lead the Tornados into the 2019-20 season: Helio D’Anna (Men’s Soccer), Brad Jones (Women’s Tennis) and Mike Victory (Baseball).
Regular-season home openers for Fall Sports are as follows:
Friday, August 30, 7 p.m. – Women’s Soccer vs. Emory & Henry at Ives-Lemel Family Field
Thursday, September 5, 6:30 p.m. – Volleyball vs. Emory & Henry at Boshamer Gymnasium
Saturday, September 14, 1 p.m. – Football vs. Apprentice at Brevard Memorial Stadium
Saturday, September 14, 3 p.m. – Men’s Soccer vs. Covenant at Ives-Lemel Family Field
Brevard College is consistently recognized as one of the best liberal arts colleges. The College’s focus on experiential learning, small class sizes, and location the mountains of Western North Carolina near Asheville makes Brevard a top choice college for students around the world.