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7 Moments: #2 - JWU approved for NCAA Provisional Membership

7 Moments: #2 - JWU approved for NCAA Provisional Membership

Note: Join us over the next few weeks as we look back at the top moments of the 2017-2018 seasons. New features will be released each Monday and Thursday as we count down top moments through July.

Indianapolis -- The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III Membership Committee announced in mid-February that Johnson & Wales University's Denver Campus (JWU Denver) has been accepted as a Provisional Member, effective September 1, 2018.

The Wildcats spent the 2017-2018 year as an Exploratory member, learning more about the NCAA and evaluating if it is the right direction for Wildcat Athletics. JWU Denver submitted their provisional application in early January and were accepted as a Provisional member earlier this year. As a Provisional member, the Wildcats will begin a four year process in 2018-2019 to become active members of NCAA Division III. Each year, JWU Denver will provide reports and information to the Membership committee regarding the athletics program for evaluation. The membership committee will determine if an institution has met expectations to advance to the next year of provisional status or if an athletics program must repeat a provisional year.

Members of the the NCAA staff and representatives of the Division III Membership Committee will visit the campus in September to provide educational sessions to staff from across campus.

With their provisional membership, Johnson & Wales University will begin their membership in the Southern Collegiate Athletics Conference (SCAC) in 2018-2019 and play a full slate of conference games. To learn more about the SCAC, please click here.

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7 Moments in 2017-2018

#2 - July 19 - JWU approved for NCAA Provisional Membership
#3 - July 16 - Alberto Rodriguez competes at Cross Country & Track Championships
#4 - July 12 - Martin, Fowkes named to USC All- West Region teams
#5 - July 9   - Nine Wildcats selected All-Conference
#6 - July 5   - Fifteen Wildcats named Scholar-Athletes
#7 - July 2   - Men's Lacrosse captures first varsity win