Thomas More College could be leaving NCAA Division III and heading back to the NAIA.
According to a school statement, Thomas More has been invited to join NAIA as a member of the Mid-South Conference.
Here’s the statement:
CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky.) – Thomas More College has been extended an invitation to join the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the Mid-South Conference starting with the 2019-20 academic year.
Thomas More will compete as an NCAA Division III independent during the 2018-19 academic year and will explore options for the 2019-20 academic year, which includes the NAIA. The College will be making a decision concerning the athletic membership for the 2019-20 academic year in the coming months.
Thomas More was a member of the NAIA up until 1990 when it joined the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III. “On behalf of Thomas More College, we are excited and appreciate the NAIA and the Mid-South for extending these invitations to their highly competitive association and conference,” stated Thomas More Director of Athletics Terry Connor.
The NAIA is a national collegiate athletic association that is made-up of over 250 colleges. The Mid-South is made up of eight full members that are located in Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio and Georgia.