GC NCAA Div. II Application Denied, Updated

Georgetown College’s NCAA Division II Application Denied for ’12-’13 Year

According to Georgetown College’s Public Relations, it has been confirmed the college will not be entering into the NCAA Division II for the 2012-2013 academic year. As seen from the official Georgetown College PR Twitter, word was received Friday, July 13th.

Instead of moving into the division, as had been planned, Georgetown College will instead stay with the Mid-South Conference of the NAIA, according to the PR administration.

The “options [are] being evaluated,” they continued to say, “One is whether to appeal the membership committee’s decision.” The college will have 30 days to do such, or consider other options.

UPDATE 1: Official press release from Jim Allison, Georgetown College Associate Vice President of College Relations and Marketing:

Georgetown College’s initial application for membership in NCAA Division II has not been accepted for the 2012-13 academic year.

The college received a letter Friday, July 13, 2012, from the membership committee stating it felt that Georgetown College was not ready to enter the process at this time.

Under NCAA Bylaws, institutions are given 30 days within which to appeal the decision. The college is currently evaluating its options.

UPDATE 2: Dr. William Crouch, Jr, President of Georgetown College confirms, via Twitter, that the Student Success committee of the college’s Board of Trustees “will soon bring a recommendation to the full Board for the College to re-apply for NCAA membership in Feb. 2013.”

UPDATE 3: Georgetown College’s official Facebook page adds additional confirmation to the reapplication.

UPDATE 4: Georgetown College will remain as a provisional member to the newly formed G-MAC (Great Midwest Athletic Conference).  Tom Daeger, commissioner of the conference issued this as a press release “We are pleased to hear that Georgetown has elected to re-submit its application for NCAA Division II membership,” he continued on “We feel Georgetown is an excellent candidate for active membership status and are encouraged by the prospects of a successful application.”

This is a breaking story. As more news breaks, the story will be updated.

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