Ferrum College to Revitalize Wrestling Program
Press Conference to be held on July 6 to introduce New Head Wrestling Coach
Ferrum, Va. (June 26, 2012) – Ferrum College is bringing back the sport of wrestling after a nearly 25 year absence,
making Ferrum one of only two NCAA Division III institutions in Virginia to offer
varsity wrestling. A press conference to introduce the new head wrestling coach will
be held on July 6. Members of the media interested in attending should contact Gary
Holden, Sports Information Director, at (540) 365-4306 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“We’re thrilled to be restarting this program,” said college President Jennifer Braaten.
“Wrestling adds another dimension to our athletic program, and reinforces our commitment
to providing students with a wide variety of co-curricular options.”
Located in southwest Virginia, Ferrum College competes in the USA South Athletic Conference
and offers 16 varsity athletic programs (eight men’s and eight women’s) including
men’s baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s
football, men’s golf, men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s soccer, women’s
softball, women’s swimming, men’s and women’s tennis, and women’s volleyball.
“We have a very strong base of high school wrestling programs in Virginia and the
surrounding states,” said Abe Naff, Ferrum’s Director of Athletics. “Ferrum will
now be able to offer young men the opportunity to pursue this great sport while working
toward their college degree.”
Prospective student athletes interested in wrestling this fall are encouraged to contact
the Ferrum College Admissions Office at (540) 365-4290.
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