BREVARD, N.C. – Brevard College has been officially granted active NCAA Division III membership status, effective September 1, 2020. As a result, the Tornados will be eligible to participate in NCAA championships beginning in the 2020-21 academic year.
The official granting of NCAA Division III membership came following a vote by the NCAA Division III Membership Committee earlier this week. The membership arrives a year in advance of the original timeline after Brevard College was granted a waiver to bypass one year of the reclassification process.
“We are so excited to officially be admitted as a member institution in NCAA Division III,” said Director of Athletics Myranda Nash. “I thank the NCAA Membership Committee for their consideration of our institution and especially would like to thank Brevard College President David Joyce, previous Athletic Director and Athletic Direct Report Juan Mascaro, previous Compliance Director Jamie Atkinson and current Compliance Director Angie Mascaro for guiding us every step of the way through the process.”
“I applaud our athletics staff for all the diligence and hard work it took to achieve full-time NCAA Division III status,” said President Joyce. “Division III is the perfect fit for Brevard College and now our student-athletes will be able to experience the benefits of full-time membership.”
In addition to eligibility in NCAA championship competition, Brevard College will also have the benefit of a vote at the NCAA Convention as well as opportunities for BC coaches and staff to serve on NCAA committees. Student-athletes will also now be eligible for NCAA postseason awards.
“Congratulations to Myranda Nash and her team for completing the reclassification process with the NCAA,” said Mascaro, Vice President for Finance and Operations/CFO. “This is another major step for Brevard College Athletics that will provide our student-athletes with significant opportunities on and off the field.”
Parallel to its active membership in NCAA Division III, Brevard College also becomes full-time members of the USA South Conference beginning in the 2020-21 season and in turn will be eligible to compete in conference championships.
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