OC Advances to Last Year of NCAA Membership Process
Oklahoma Christian has advanced into the third and final year of the three-year NCAA Division II membership process.
“We are gratified that the NCAA Division II membership committee has approved OC’s move into the provisional membership stage,” President John deSteiguer said. “We believe that OC and the NCAA are a great match and we look forward to working toward our goal of becoming a full NCAA member.”
OC is in the third and final year of the membership process, which is traditionally known as the “provisional year,” after which a university could gain full NCAA membership and become eligible to compete for NCAA Division II championships.
In 2012-13, OC began competing as a member of the Heartland Conference, an NCAA Division II league with 11 member schools in Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas and Texas.
OC also competes in the National Christian College Athletic Association, which provides postseason opportunities for OC’s student-athletes. Last year, OC finished second in the NCCAA in softball, third in women’s golf, fourth in men’s cross country and men’s golf, fifth in women’s basketball, and eighth in baseball and men’s and women’s outdoor track and field.
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