PEPPER PIKE, Ohio, March 12. URSULINE College had announced that is plans to increase its athletic roster to include bowling and swimming for fall 2009.
"Adding swimming and bowling as intercollegiate sports will help us continue to attract good athletes and strong students to our campus. Bowling is a sport that has grown over the years at the high school level and Ursuline will be one of only a handful of schools in Ohio to offer this sport. Swimming has been strong in Ohio for years and because we have the facility we thought it was a good fit for the College." said Cindy McKnight, Ursuline's director of athletics.
With the addition of bowling and swimming, Ursuline now offers 10 sports. The college's athletic program is also recognized as a National Association Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Champions of Character Program Center. As such, the College is directly involved in instilling an understanding of character and values in sports today by providing student athletes, coaches and parents the necessary information to help impact the culture of sport in a positive way through the program's 5 Core Values: Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Servant Leadership, and Sportsmanship.
"We hold our entire staff and our student-athletes to a higher standard to ensure that we always demonstrate the five core values both in the athletic arena and outside. As part of this initiative, our student-athletes and coaches are also involved in many community service projects," said McKnight.
A private, Catholic, liberal arts College founded in 1871, Ursuline College is the only women-focused college in Ohio. Ursuline offers 30 undergraduate majors and nine graduate programs. A world of mind and spirit immersion in education, community, leadership, values and success, Ursuline teaches the empowerment of self.
Special thanks to Ursuline for contributing this report.