ASHEVILLE, N.C. – The Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC) is pleased to announce the addition of Georgetown College (Ky.) as an affiliate member for women's lacrosse beginning with the 2018 season.
The AAC Council of Presidents approved Georgetown's affiliate membership at their annual meeting on June 2 in Asheville, N.C.
"The AAC is pleased to welcome Georgetown College women's lacrosse as the eleventh team to our league," said Commissioner John Sullivan. "As the sport of lacrosse continues to grow in the southeastern U.S., we remain in the forefront of that growth. Georgetown College shares our focus on character development through sport and academic excellence of our student-athletes. We look forward to working with their fine team of coaches and administrators."
With the addition of Georgetown, there are now 11 teams competing in women's lacrosse joining Asbury, new league member Brenau, Columbia, Cumberlands Montreat, Point, Reinhardt, Tennessee Wesleyan, Truett McConnell, and St. Andrews.
"We are excited about this next step in our lacrosse history," said Georgetown director of athletics Brian Evans. "It has been valuable to our program to be an independent the first three seasons as the sport grew and developed; however, to now have an association home with the Appalachian Athletic Conference solidifies the program and gives us more room to grow with all our fellow AAC competitors.
"I want to thank Commissioner John Sullivan for welcoming Georgetown College as an affiliate member and all the presidents and fellow athletic directors that made this possible," Evans continued. "We look forward to great competition in the years to come."
ABOUT GEORGETOWN COLLEGE
Located in Georgetown, Ky., with an enrollment of 1,200, Georgetown competes in 22 intercollegiate sports and is a full-time member of the Mid-South Conference (MSC).
Georgetown competes in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, tennis, and track & field in men's athletics; acrobatics & tumbling, basketball, cross country, dance, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field, and volleyball in women's athletics; and archery, cheerleading, and fishing in co-ed athletics.
The Tiger women's lacrosse program began in 2015 and has appeared in three national tournaments, including the first two NAIA Invitational Tournaments in 2016 and 2017. Georgetown finished as a national runner-up in 2016. Georgetown boasts an overall record of 35-13, all under the director of head coach Brandon Davis.
ABOUT THE APPALACHIAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE
The Appalachian Athletic Conference evolved from the Volunteer State Athletic Conference (VSAC), an NAIA conference organized in the 1940s and dissolved in the early 1980s when institutions in the eastern part of the state seceded to form the Tennessee Virginia Athletic Conference (TVAC). The Conference's name changed to the Appalachian Athletic Conference in 2001. The AAC has 14 full-time members in six southeastern states: Allen University (S.C.), Bluefield College (Va.), Brenau University (Ga.), Bryan College (Tenn.), Columbia College (S.C.), Milligan College(Tenn.), Montreat College (N.C.), Point University (Ga.), Reinhardt University (Ga.), SCAD Atlanta (Ga.), St. Andrews University (N.C.), Tennessee Wesleyan College, Truett McConnell University (Ga.), and Union College (Ky.).