Covenant College Joins Great South Athletic Conference

Thursday, April 08, 2010 - by B.B. Branton

Covenant College, its varsity teams and athletes are in a transitional year to NCAA D-III status from NAIA and beginning this fall will be a member of the Great South Athletic Conference.

Covenant, located on Lookout Mountain, Ga., has 13 varsity teams; six men’s teams and seven women’s teams.

The men’s teams are baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer and tennis, while the women’s teams are basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball.

“We are delighted to have Covenant College join the GSAC,” GSAC Commissioner Phil Williamson said. “We believe Covenant will be a good fit for the conference and be very competitive in all our conference sponsored sports.”

The GSAC spans four states – Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and North Carolina – and the member schools are Agnes Scott (Ga.), Huntingdon (Ala.), LaGrange (Ga.), Maryville (Tenn.), Piedmont (Ga.), Salem (N.C.), Spelman (Ga.) and Wesleyan. (Ga.)

The Great South Athletic Conference was founded in 1999 as a group of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III member institutions from the Southeast with similar academic and athletic interests. All eight schools in the GSAC are active members of the NCAA Division III.

GSAC sponsored sports by season:

Fall (5): men’s cross country, women’s cross country, men’s soccer, women’s soccer, volleyball

Winter (2): men’s basketball, women’s basketball

Spring (4): baseball, softball, men’s tennis, women’s tennis

contact B.B. Branton at william.branton@comcast.net


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