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VFCC Explores Membership in the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division III

by Office of Athletics | June 16, 2011
Valley Forge Christian College (VFCC) recently announced its decision to explore membership in the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division III. This initiative will be led under the direction of VFCC Athletic Director, Jon Mack.
Valley Forge Christian College (VFCC) recently announced its decision to explore membership in the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division III. This initiative will be led under the direction of VFCC Athletic Director, Jon Mack. 
VFCC Explores Membership in the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division III
"We are very excited to begin the journey of exploring the NCAA III," Mack stated. "The NCAA commitment to the well being of the student athlete and the standards of excellence they demand from their members has been our driving force of interest."

D-III puts great emphasis on teamwork, discipline, perseverance and leadership. Jim Bultman, Division III President's Council Chair states, "the Division III experience provides for passionate participation in a competitive athletic environment, where student-athletes push themselves to excellence, build upon their academic success with new challenges and life skills, and are encouraged to pursue the full spectrum of opportunities available during their time in college." 

The application process includes declaring intent to explore membership and submitting an application. The entire process takes approximately five years to receive full membership. VFCC will continue to compete in the NCCAA Division II for the time being, while beginning to observe some NCAA D-III regulations. 

Dr. Don Meyer, President, believes exploring this opportunity will greatly benefit the college as well as the players. "Division III membership offers our student athletes the opportunity to develop to their full potential. A competitive athletic experience and invigorating academic experience will help student athletes achieve VFCC's mission to prepare individuals for a life of service and leadership in the church and in the world." 

Mack is encouraged by the support. "I believe the NCAA will be a great fit for our athletic department and institution. A lot of hard work in preparation over the past years has gotten us to this point and we are excited to finally begin the process."