Friday, August 22, 2014

OU to add wrestling

By The Herald Staff | 10/9/2013

Ottawa University is adding men’s and women’s wrestling to the athletic program starting in the 2014-15 season.

Ottawa now has 18 teams in the athletic department. The search for a head coach and recruitment of student-athletes will begin immediately.

Ottawa University is adding men’s and women’s wrestling to the athletic program starting in the 2014-15 season.

Ottawa now has 18 teams in the athletic department. The search for a head coach and recruitment of student-athletes will begin immediately.

“I have a firm commitment to building a ‘scholar-centered’ athletic program that will continue to grow The College enrollment and foster expanded investment in campus academic and co-curricular programs,” Provost Dr. Terry Haines said. “I believe wrestling will be a very positive addition to our athletic program, and this expansion is very much in line with the scholar-athlete model I have advocated throughout my tenure in higher education.”

“We are excited to offer both women’s and men’s athletic opportunities in this very popular sport,” OU Director of Athletics Arabie Conner said. “Women’s wrestling is rapidly growing across the nation on the youth and high school levels, and there are still limited opportunities for competing at the college level. We are very interested in expanding opportunities for the many competitive, highly skilled scholar-athletes who are looking for opportunities to continue to compete on the college level.”

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