NCAA Division II Updates
Young Harris College has received notification from the National Collegiate Athletic Association that it has successfully completed Candidacy Year One in the association's Division II membership process and is now in Candidacy Year Two.
The next era in Young Harris College athletics began Sunday (July 1) when the Mountain Lions became the 14th member of the Peach Belt Conference.
The Peach Belt Conference Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Young Harris College has been invited to become the league’s 14th member, effective July 1, 2012. The board unanimously voted to extend the invitation during a conference call Monday (Jan. 9).
- Young Harris College On the Move to NCAA Division II (Echoes magazine, Fall/Winter 2011)
July ushered in a new era for Mountain Lion athletics when Young Harris College got the news that it had been formally accepted as a candidate for membership in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) at the Division II level. “We are very excited to begin the formal process to full membership in NCAA at the Division II level,” YHC President Cathy Cox said. “Our athletic department has worked diligently in leading this endeavor, and this achievement is a significant milestone in our on-going transformation to a four-year college. We know that NCAA membership will attract many talented student-athletes to Young Harris College.”
- The Student-Athlete: YHC Academics Meet Division II Athletics (Echoes magazine, Fall/Winter 2011)
This summer, the NCAA’s Division II acceptance of Young Harris College’s application to enter the membership process made history for the Mountain Lions. For coaches and student-athletes, it means greater competition and opportunity to showcase their talent and hard work. For administrators and the College, it means greater name recognition around the region and the country. But what does it mean for academics and the quality of education at Young Harris College?