Brevard College announces reclassification to Division III

Brevard College announced plans this week to begin transitioning to NCAA Division III, a process that takes four years before an institution can become a full member.

BrevardCollegeThe college, located in Brevard, North Carolina, has spent the last eight years as a member of Division II after making the jump from the NAIA. Prior to its conversion to a four-year institution during the 1990s, Brevard College competed as a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association, amassing nine total national championships in men’s marathon, men’s cross country and women’s soccer, according to a news release from the college.

From Brevard College:

The Tornados will continue to compete as members of the South Atlantic Conference and NCAA Division II for the next two academic years, one of which will be classified as Brevard’s exploratory year. The provisional Division III membership process is expected to begin with the 2017-18 academic year and typically lasts for four years as the school transitions into full membership at the Division III level.

Once the transition is complete, the college plans to pursue membership with the USA South athletic conference. Larry Czarda, president of Greensboro College — a participating member in the USA South conference — said in a statement that the conference acknowledges the college’s commitment to reclassify to Division III.

Brevard has 21 men’s and women’s teams, according to its website. Click here to read the full news release from the school.

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