Roanoke Announces the Addition of NCAA Wrestling

Courtesy of Roanoke Athletics – LinkSalem, Va. – Roanoke College Director of Athletics Scott Allison announced Wednesday the addition of wrestling as the College’s 22nd NCAA Division III sponsored athletic program.  The Maroons will begin competition in the Fall of 2021 with a search for a head coach beginning immediately.

“We’re pleased to add wrestling to our listing of men’s intercollegiate athletic offerings,” said Allison. “Our first challenge will be to find the right person to lead our program.  Once we have our coach in place, it’ll be time to hit the recruiting trail…hard.  We think we can build a quality NCAA Division III wrestling program, one that can show evidence of success on the mat and in the classroom.  We couldn’t be more excited for the challenges that lie ahead.”

While wrestling is not currently a sponsored sport by the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, Roanoke joins Ferrum, Shenandoah (2020) and Washington and Lee as ODAC schools that sponsor the sport.

Roanoke College, located in Salem, VA offers an innovative core curriculum and majors that allow for depth of study and research. Roanoke College encourages students to believe in themselves and their potential.  Students participate in internships, creative projects, community service, and study away—endeavors that help them find their purpose in life. The Roanoke College experience is a full one, only enhanced by its setting — minutes away from a vibrant city and the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains.

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