APU’s D-2 Membership Approved
By Tim Peterson
July 31, 2014 • 253 views
Representing the final step in a three-year membership application process, the NCAA Division II Management Council formally approved Azusa Pacific University for full Division II membership, which was recommended by the Division II Membership Committee two weeks earlier.
Azusa Pacific was notified last Wednesday of the decision, putting the finishing touches on the three-year application and membership transition, which allows the Cougars to compete in NCAA Division II postseason play and enjoy all membership privileges effective September 1.
“On behalf of the entire Azusa Pacific intercollegiate athletics program, we’re proud to be full and active members of the NCAA,” said APU Athletic Director Gary Pine. “The transition process of the past three years has been an excellent endeavor that has made us a better and stronger athletic program, one that operates at a better efficiency and with a renewed and stronger partnership with the entire university. I’m very pleased with the enthusiasm and positive attitude our entire athletic staff displayed through the transition. The future of Cougar athletics is bright and hopeful. We look forward to participating in the advancement of college athletics through the NCAA.”