Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Commissioner Rudy Keeling and ECAC President Dan Mara have announced Lesley University, Gallaudet University, State University of New York at Cobleskill, and Hampton University have been voted into membership in the Eastern College Athletic Conference for the 2009-10 academic year.
The institutions have all been voted in by the ECAC Board of Directors. With the addition of those four schools, the ECAC's membership increases to 319 colleges from Maine to North Carolina. The conference has 90 members in Division I, 40 members in Division II, and 189 members in Division III.
"We are excited we are still expanding, and that colleges and universities see the value of our services. The ECAC continues to deliver an enormous return to its members - providing championship opportunities, officiating services, and award recognition through our player of the week and all-star programs," said Commissioner Keeling.
Gallaudet is an NCAA Division III institution with an enrollment of 1,600, and is located in Washington, D.C. It is a world leader in liberal education and career development for deaf and hard-of-hearing undergraduate students. Gallaudet enjoys an international reputation for the outstanding graduate programs it provides deaf, hard-of-hearing, and hearing students, as well as for the quality of the research it conducts on the history, language, culture, and other topics related to deaf people.
The Bison compete in the Capital Athletic Conference and sponsor 17 varsity sports including baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cheerleading, men's and women's cross country, football, men's and women's soccer, softball, men's and women's swimming, men's and women's indoor and outdoor track and field, wrestling and women's volleyball. Mike Weinstock is the Director of Athletics for the Bison.
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