May 25, 2005

WNCC Joins Scenic West Athletic Conference

Western Nevada Community College is now a member of the Scenic West Athletic Conference, college officials said today. The college compete in the SWAC beginning in the 2005-2006 school year.

Becoming a member of a Division I conference in the National Junior College Athletic Association is a huge step forward for WNCC's new athletics programs, according to Dean of Student Services/Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Dan Neverett.

"This is particularly exciting for the student athletes who have already signed letters of intent with WNCC for this fall," said Neverett. "It's also a tribute to the hard work of head coaches Hillary Arthur and D.J. Whittemore and to the generosity of the community that has been so supportive of Wildcats athletics."

Neverett said the fact that the Scenic West is a Division I conference allows WNCC to offer athletic scholarships as well as afford students the opportunity to utilize the Millennium Scholarship and other types of financial assistance.

"The ability to offer scholarships and have players sign national letters of intent benefits our programs tremendously," he said.

WNCC baseball home games will be played at the John L. Harvey Field, which is under construction on the WNCC Carson City campus. Soccer games will be played on Carson City fields until an on-campus facility is completed. Fund raising continues to raise private donations for the athletics program.

Tentative schedules for 2005-2006 have WNCC playing baseball and soccer games against these SWAC teams:

Baseball:
Community College of Southern Nevada, Henderson
Colorado Northwestern Community College, Rangley, Colo.
College of Eastern Utah, Price, Utah
College of Southern Idaho, Twin Falls, Idaho
Dixie State College, St. George, Utah
Salt Lake Community College, Salt Lake City, Utah

Soccer:
Colorado Mountain College, Glenwood Springs, Colo.
Dixie State College, St. George, Utah
North Idaho College, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Salt Lake Community College, Salt Lake City, Utah

For more information about WNCC athletics, visit the college web site at www.wnc.edu/athletics/.

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D.J. Whittemore
Baseball Coach
Phone: 775-445-3250 ext.
E-mail: dj.whittemore@wnc.edu
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