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If There Were an NCAA Triathalon Would Oregon Be A Participant?

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That question is one that intrigues me. John Infante a former compliance officer at NCAA Division I Schools recently wrote a post stating that a Women’s Triathalon at the NCAA level has taken a major step forward:


Clipped from http://www.athleticscholarships.net/2013/05/14/triathlon-takes-major-step-toward-becoming-next-ncaa-sport.htm

According to his report there are three sports currently in ‘the mix’ including equestrian, rugby, and sand volleyball. Rugby and Equestrian sports will need to show some growth before the ultimate decision of whether to add them is made.

Infante’s report goes on and lists other sports that may be included, but there is a discrepancy of how to choose the ‘champion’ at the moment.  There is still a lot of work to be done in order for an NCAA Triathalon to become a reality.

12 schools from all over the country have signed on, including four schools in Colorado and a BCS school (Stanford). As an emerging sport, triathlon would have 10 years to get 40 schools to sponsor it and become an NCAA championship sport, or show steady progress toward that goal.

The plan is to begin the event(s) in the Fall of 2014.

Here’s another Take:

NCAA officials to discuss women’s triathlon as an emerging sport

 

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