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SAGU adds cross-country as varsity sport

Wed, 06 Mar 2013 - 3:11 PM CST

Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) will offer cross-country as a men's and women's varsity sport in fall 2013.  Teams will compete in the Sooner Athletic Conference (SAC) in the National Athletic Intercollegiate Association (NAIA).

The competitive season in the SAC will consist of five meets and the conference championship. SAGU will join 199 NAIA institutions that sponsor cross-country.

SAGU athletic logo
SAGU's new athletic logo.

Cross-country will be the ninth sport offered at SAGU alongside baseball, men's and women's basketball, football, men's and women's soccer, softball and volleyball. SAGU Athletics plans to launch the program with 20 student-athletes, 10 men and 10 women.

Athletic Director Jesse Godding said, "SAGU is excited about adding cross-country as a varsity sport this year. As we studied the possibility of adding cross-country, it became clear that it was a fiscally viable sport for SAGU and would provide additional opportunities to recruit student-athletes."

SAGU is currently seeking a cross-country head coach for the men's and women's teams.

The university has also unveiled a new athletic logo. The release of the new logo was timed with SAGU's transition to the Sooner Athletic Conference and the introduction of cross-country.

SAGU is located in Waxahachie, Texas. For more information about the university, see its website.

Authors: Christina Freeze

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