Midway College Adds Two New Sports to its Athletics Program

Date: 
Oct 20 - Apr 20

For Immediate Release
November 20, 2012

Midway College

Midway College Adds Two New Sports to its Athletics Program
Archery and Golf to be added in 2013

MIDWAY, Ky. — Midway College will soon be expanding its athletic offerings. Both archery and golf will be added as varsity sports for the fall 2013-14 season. Athletics at Midway is offered for the women’s college students.

Archery will be added in the spring 2013 semester as a club sport. By fall 2013 the college will be a member and participate in the United States Collegiate Archery Association program. Golf will be a varsity sport within the NAIA/KIAC for the 2013-2014 academic year.

“Our athletics program is extremely important to us,” said Dr. Robert Vogel, Interim President. “Midway currently has 160 athletes that participate in 10 sports within the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletics Conference, Intercollegiate Horse Show Association and Intercollegiate Dressage Association. Our student athletes make up nearly 70 percent of our residential population, a statistic that shows our commitment to intercollegiate athletics and the development of our students.”

“Archery and golf are two sports that increase the comprehensive nature of our athletics program and keep us in step with the trends emerging in participation in sports by young women,” said Athletic Director Wendy Hoffman, adding that “golf has been very popular at the high school level in Kentucky and archery has just been recognized by Kentucky middle and high schools as a varsity sport this year.”

Forty-six percent of Midway’s athletes are drawn from out-of state to Midway for their education and to be part of our athletics program. Also Midway currently has international students from five countries participating in athletics.

The college is currently recruiting coaches to manage both programs and recruit students. Complete job listings and details can be found at http://www.midway.edu/about-mc/jobs.

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Media Contact:
Ellen Gregory, Vice President of Marketing & Communications
(859) 846-6046 (office)
(859) 338-1775 (cell)
egregory@midway.edu