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Seton Hill 2008-09 Wrestling Schedule

Postby Allen Brown » Tue Jul 29, 2008 11:56 am

^^^Here is the Seton Hill 2008-09 Wrestling Schedule, provided by Seton Hill head coach Chris Elliott. –Allen (WR.com)

Nov 08 at National Catholic Invitational Tournament at Mercyhurst.
Nov 14 Seton Hill hosts American International.
Nov 19 at West Virginia Tech.
Nov 22 at Messiah Duals
Nov 29 at Newberry College.
Dec 03 Seton Hill hosts Thiel.
Dec 17 at Mercyhurst College.
Dec 17 at Mercyhurst North East.

Jan 10 at Hitchcock Memorial Tournament at Millersville.
Jan 13 at Waynesburg (duals include West Liberty).
Jan 15 Seton Hill hosts Shippensburg.
Jan 18 at Mt. Union Open Tournament.
Jan 24 Seton Hill hosts W&J.
Jan 31 Seton Hill hosts Notre Dame College.
Feb 11 at Pitt-Johnstown.
Feb 13 Seton Hill hosts Duquesne.
Feb 26 Seton Hill hosts Gannon.
Feb 27-28 at East Regional Tournament at Mercyhurst.
Mar 13-14 at Div II NCAA Tournament at Houston, TX.

NCAA Grants Seton Hill Active Membership Status Two Years Ahead of Schedule

DATE: 7/29/2008 3:32:00 PM
Greensburg, PA
By Jason Greene
Seton Hill Sports Information

It’s Official! When Seton Hill University began its trek towards active membership in NCAA Division II in 2006 as provisional members, the journey was expected to last at least four years. Due to a strong commitment by Seton Hill to swiftly and effectively meet NCAA guidelines and regulations, the NCAA has determined to elevate Seton Hill to an active member of the NCAA on September 1, 2008.

“This is truly a much anticipated and exciting day for our athletic programs at Seton Hill,” stated athletic director Chris Snyder. “The university administration along with our athletic administration has worked tirelessly for this to become a reality. We are looking forward to the many benefits that await our student-athletes by being active members in Division II. As a University, we have embraced the NCAA Division II Strategic Positioning Platform and are focusing on Community Engagement and creating a Positive Game Environment. This will be an exciting year for all of student-athletes, campus community and the community at large.”

The active membership approval granted by the NCAA means all Griffin athletic teams and student-athletes are immediately eligible to compete in all NCAA and West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship events beginning with the upcoming 2008-09 season.

"We are excited about Seton Hill achieving active NCAA Division II member status,” said WVIAC Associate Commissioner Will Prewitt. “The athletic program has quickly become a highly-valued member of the WVIAC. It has been impressive to track the university's progress during the NCAA provisional process and we are excited that Griffin student-athletes and coaches will be able to officially compete for WVIAC and NCAA championships this fall."

The past two seasons, Seton Hill was ineligible for national post-season championship play while the Griffins transitioned to NCAA D-II active status. Last year, the Griffins could only compete in the WVIAC championships in individual sports.

When Seton Hill began the process of becoming an active member of NCAA Division II, colleges were required to have one exploratory year and four years as a provisional member. After Seton Hill’s exploratory years during the 2004-06 athletic seasons, the Griffins received membership in the WVIAC and applied for admission to the NCAA in the summer of 2006.

Last season, Seton Hill was prohibited from competing in the WVIAC post-season tournaments in men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball, baseball, softball, men’s and women’s tennis and men’s and women’s soccer. This season all Seton Hill teams are eligible to participate in all conference tournaments and potentially earn spots in the NCAA championships.

Griffin student-athletes in track and field, golf, cross country and wrestling will also now be able to advance to national competition after competing in just the WVIAC championships last season.

Additionally, NCAA Division II active membership will allow Seton Hill teams and student-athletes to be listed in official NCAA statistics. Individuals will be eligible to be considered for recognition on many more national athletic and academic All-American teams.

Seton Hill University NCAA Timeline
2002-2004—Discussions center around leaving the NAIA and to seek NCAA membership
2004-2005—Became Exploratory member of NCAA Division II and Division III
Summer 05—Decide NCAA Division II is the right place for SHU
2005-2006—Exploratory member of NCAA Division II (Still compete/eligible for NAIA)
2006-2007—Provisional member of NCAA Division II
2007-2008—Provisional member of NCAA Division II
Sept. 1 2008—Active member of NCAA Division II
Allen Brown


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