GREENVILLE, S.C. – The National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) is pleased to announce and welcome its newest members for the 2022-23 academic year: Clinton College, Covenant College, and Redeemer University.
“The 2022-23 roster of new members are a diverse group of institutions that share in the same Christian mission as our current members,” said NCCAA Executive Director Dan Wood. “With their unique sport offerings and intercollegiate athletic histories, we hope to assist them in accomplishing their Great Commission work through our support and opportunities.”
Clinton College, located in Rock Hill, South Carolina, will be entering as a Division I member in the South Region. The Golden Bears will participate in the following NCCAA sports: Men’s & Women’s Basketball and Women’s Volleyball.
“On behalf of our faculty, staff and students we are excited to join the NCCAA,” said Dr. Angelyne Brown, VP Student Success, Dean of Students, Iterim Athletic Director. “We look forward to contributing to the mission of the NCCAA, by promoting the values of Christ, through Christian faith, competition, and sportsmanship. We are equally excited about preparing for new competition within the NCCAA, and the opportunity to compete and fellowship with like-minded believers and competitors. Finally, we are excited to compete within the NCCAA and uphold the standard of Clinton College…Excellence Without Excuse. GO BEARS!”
For more information on Clinton College, visit www.clintoncollege.edu.
Located in Lookout Mountain, Georgia, Covenant College will be entering as a Division I member in the Mideast Region. The Scots will participate in the following NCCAA sports: Baseball, Men’s & Women’s Basketball, Men’s & Women’s Cross Country, Men’s Golf, Men’s & Women’s Indoor/Outdoor Track & Field, Men’s & Women’s Soccer, Softball, Men’s & Women’s Tennis, and Women’s Volleyball.
“As a department, our mission is to explore and express the preeminence of Christ in intercollegiate athletics by cultivating disciples and pursuing excellence,” Covenant College Senior Staff said. “For us, this means not only competing at a high level regionally and nationally but also competing in such a way that furthers each athlete’s faith. We believe this mission fits well with the NCCAA model since they seek to facilitate a high level of competition while also competing for a higher purpose.”
For more information on Covenant College, visit www.covenant.edu.
Redeemer University, located in Ancaster, Ontario, will be entering as a Division I member in the Midwest Region. The Royals will participate in the following NCCAA sports: Men’s & Women’s Basketball, Men’s & Women’s Cross Country, Men’s & Women’s Soccer, and Men’s & Women’s Volleyball.
“I am thrilled the NCCAA has accepted our membership application,” said James Kryger, Director of Athletics. “We are honored to become a partner with such a fantastic, Kingdom-focused sporting organization. At Redeemer University, sports are a platform for His glory. By joining the NCCAA, our goal to provide a Christ-centered championship experience is not only further aligned, but additionally, our Vertical Purpose strategic plan that led our application interest is moving forward as we continue to provide #KingChasing opportunities to present and future Royals.”
“We are thrilled to join the NCCAA and become members of such a fantastic, Christ-centered sporting organization,” Redeemer University President Dr. David Zietsma said. “At Redeemer, athletics are a unifying element and a shared sense of pride experienced by the entire community. Joining the NCCAA, an organization that aligns closely with the mission and values of the University, provides our community with additional opportunities to train up students to share the love and hope of Jesus Christ wherever they are called to live and serve.”
For more information on Redeemer University, visit www.redeemer.ca.