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GSAC Home >> 2002-03 News Archive >> GSAC Adds Three New Members
Thursday, August 8th, 2002
Contact: Lee Glenn, SID
Great South Adds Three New Member Institutions For 2002-03 Athletic Seasons
Three colleges in Georgia and Alabama are the latest to join the Great South Athletic Conference (GSAC), under the auspices of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division-III. Agnes Scott College in GA, Wesleyan College in Macon, GA, and Huntingdon College in Montgomery, AL, were recently approved by the GSAC board to join the three-year-old conference. Members of the GSAC already include Piedmont College in Demorest, GA, Maryville College in Maryville, TN, Fisk University in Nashville, TN, and LaGrange College in LaGrange, GA.

Colleges and universities in Division III place a high priority on the overall quality of the educational experience and on the successful completion of all students' academic programs.  The Great South Athletic Conference seeks to establish and maintain an environment in which athletic activities are conducted as an integral part of the student-athlete's educational experience. Member institutions are committed to fostering an environment that values cultural diversity, gender equity and sportsmanship among their student-athletes and athletics staff.

“The addition of these three new colleges will make play in the Great South Athletic Conference even more competitive,” said conference commissioner Renée Smith. “Many of the GSAC schools have played these teams in the past and are familiar with the high quality of their academic and athletic programs. All of us associated with the GSAC welcome them to the conference and look forward to many seasons of spirited competition. These new schools greatly expand the opportunity for student-athletes from each institution to share in the tremendous learning experience that intercollegiate sports represent.”