King’s Athletics becomes member of NCCAA and USCAA
King's founded the NCCAA (National Christian College Athletic Association) when the campus was located at Briarcliff Manor. Sports Information Director Grant Olson (‘14) described both the NCCAA and the USCAA (United States Collegiate Athletic Association) as being comparable to NCAA Division III league.
Current King’s varsity sports include basketball (men’s and women’s), soccer (men’s and women’s), volleyball (women’s) and baseball (men’s).
Golf, currently a club sport, will gain varsity standing sometime this calendar year, according to Olson.
There are no plans to expand the program to offer more sports, but instead the department is developing the varsity sports that are available.
TKC’s emphasis on sports teams this fall has paid off. Currently, the volleyball team and men’s soccer team have winning records.
Regarding the possibility of ultimate Frisbee becoming a club sport due to the high student participation, Olson said the students would have to approach the Athletic Department with their interest.
Upcoming athletic events include:
- 9/21: Women’s soccer vs. CCNY
- 9/22: Men’s soccer vs. Briarcliffe College at Randall’s Island Field 72
- 9/22: Women’s volleyball vs. Northern Essex CC and Nashua CC in New Hampshire
- 9/23: Men’s baseball scrimmage vs. NYU in Queens
There will also be numerous games Homecoming weekend including the student vs. alumni basketball game, women’s volleyball vs. Pratt Sept. 27 (at Pratt) and men’s soccer vs. Cooper Union (at Riverbank State Park) Sept. 28.
For more information, including schedules, visit www.tkc.edu/athletics, or download the free mobile app available for Apple and Android phones. For more information regarding golf, contact Sean Spurlock at firstname.lastname@example.org.