The Moore American

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July 31, 2013

OCU still on track for D-II

MOORE — Oklahoma Christian University will be allowed to move into the second year of the three-year NCAA Division II membership process, the national organization said Friday.

The NCAA’s announcement comes a year after it approved OC’s application to begin the Division II membership process. If all goes well, OC could be a full NCAA Division II member by the 2015-16 academic year.

“Oklahoma Christian University had a great first year transitioning into the NCAA – both on the field of play and off,” OC President John deSteiguer said. “We are proud to be moving into year two of the three-year membership process and look forward to continued great success by our student-athletes and coaches. OC and the NCAA are a great match.”

After examining an extensive report prepared by the university, the NCAA’s Division II membership committee determined that during 2012-13, OC successfully served what is called Candidacy Year One, during which time the university worked on developing organizational processes to become NCAA-ready.

During 2013-14, OC will serve its Candidacy Year Two, during which time those processes become more stringent and OC must follow all NCAA rules and regulations.

Year three of the membership process – potentially in 2014-15 – is traditionally known as the “provisional year,” after which OC could gain full NCAA membership. The earliest OC would be eligible to compete for NCAA Division II championships would be the 2015-16 academic year.

The Division II membership committee annually determines if an institution should be moved forward into the next candidacy year and it can require an institution to repeat a year if progress is not sufficient.

“We’re extremely excited to be progressing through the NCAA membership process and to keep working toward being a full member of Division II,” OC Athletic Director Curtis Janz said.

“The NCAA and the Division II membership committee have developed a very thorough process to help institutions ready themselves for full membership,” he said. “We look forward to continuing the membership process and working toward making our athletic department into a model Division II, Christian athletic department. Everyone on our campus is striving to accomplish that.”

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