Southwestern swim, wrestling teams awarded NJCAA Sport Opportunity Grant | Local News

Southwestern Oregon Community College’s Athletic Department was awarded a $1,000 grant from the Countrywide Junior University Athletic Association Basis to aid in sustaining swimming and women’s wrestling at Southwestern.

The NJCAA Activity Option Grant was developed to aid the addition and advancement of two-12 months collegiate sports.

“The NJCAA Basis is psyched to more aid the progress of NJCAA member colleges and the activity plans they supply by way of the newly created NJCAA Sport Prospect Grant,” said Brian Luckett, NJCAA Basis government director. “The potential to provide this funding for the initial time at any time is a testament to the value and advancement of two-12 months collegiate athletics. The NJCAA Basis seems forward to this initiative’s impression as NJCAA member colleges proceed to develop opportunities for scholar-athletes throughout the nation.”

The women’s wrestling system, which started off at Southwestern in 2010, has grown over the years and formally grew to become a aspect of the NJCAA through the 2021-22 school 12 months. The men’s and women’s swim teams begun in the slide of 2014 and just lately concluded as nationwide runners-up at the 2022 NJCAA Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Nationwide Championship.The two courses continue to perform to increase their sport by including tools requires and recruiting pupil-athletes from all more than the environment.

“We are honored to be preferred for this grant from the NJCAA and are incredibly energized about using these money in the direction of supporting our pupil-athletes,” explained Mike Herbert, director of athletics at Southwestern. “The funding we been given will go toward purchasing a lot needed tools to help our university student-athletes educate so they can compete at a high-level year following 12 months.”