Crowder College proposal to expand athletic programs

Joplin, MO – The Crowder College Board of Trustees were presented and approved the expansion of athletic programs by Tiffany Slinkard, Vice President of Student Affairs.

The athletic expansion would include: Women’s Soccer; Men’s and Women’s Cross Country and Men’s and Women’s Golf.

These additions are being made in an effort to adapt to the changing needs of our students and community in athletics. The programs would beginning 2022-23 academic year.

“We are proposing these sports due to their low cost to start and maintain and additional engagement of an approximately 57 students,” stated Slinkard.

These programs will make Crowder a more competitive choice for student-athletes and those who wish to have additional experiences.

Coaches for Cross Country and Golf would be part-time, while the women’s soccer coach would be a full-time position. Many competitions would provide both teams to compete on the same day, requiring less travel expense.

Crowder College currently participates in National Junior College Athletic Association Division I programs in Men’s Baseball and Soccer; Women’s Basketball and Softball; and Co-Ed eSports.

Last Updated on October 26, 2021 by Steven Brunson