JWU Denver Joins NCAA Division III

Story by Holli Keyser , on Jul 1, 2017 2:43 PM

NCAA Division III recently announced its acceptance of JWU Denver as an exploratory member — a defining moment for the campus’ athletic program. Denver Wildcat Athletics will transition out of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and start working toward NCAA provisional membership for the 2018–19 academic year as a member of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC).

“Our student-athletes, coaches and staff have worked incredibly hard for the opportunity to compete at the NCAA level and we’re honored to be recognized as the newest member of the SCAC,” said Denver Campus President Richard Wiscott, PhD.

Wildcat Athletics has been growing at the Denver Campus since its doors opened in 2000. The program currently has 13 teams and approximately 160 student-athletes. In 2018–19, JWU Denver will add men’s and women’s golf teams.