Mount Marty Announces the Addition of Womens Tennis
Mount Marty College and the Lancer Athletic Department are pleased to announce the addition of women’s tennis to the sport offerings of the college. The addition was approved at the November Board of Trustees meeting last week.
Mount Marty College President Dr. Joseph Benoit made the announcement on November 16, 2011. Dr. Benoit stated “I am pleased to announce the incorporation of Women’s Tennis into our Lancer Athletics programming. The addition of intercollegiate tennis provides opportunities for our students to engage in a sport that is known to be a lifelong activity for many and reinforces Mount Marty College’s commitment to providing holistic educational opportunities that strengthen mind, body and spirit.”
Lancer Athletic Director Chuck Iverson is pleased with the decision. “We feel that women’s tennis is a natural for the college and will be a great fit. Tennis is very strong in this corner of the state, and in this part of the Midwest. Tennis has been on our radar for a few years now, and especially this year, we have had more interest in starting the program. This just seemed to be the right time to take it to the Board.”
The search for the new Head Women’s Tennis Coach will start immediately. Iverson stated “we hope the search process goes quickly, but at the same time, it is crucial we find someone that will be align with the philosophy and mission of the college and the athletic department. We are confident that we will be able to find that person.”
Women’s tennis will be the 16th intercollegiate sport and NAIA Championship sport at Mount Marty College, joining men’s and women’s basketball, soccer, cross country, indoor track, golf, outdoor track, as well as baseball for the men and volleyball and softball for the women. Mount Marty also offers archery as a club sport.
Women’s Tennis is a Great Plains Athletic Conference championship sport. Mount Marty College will be the ninth of the eleven GPAC institutions to offer women’s tennis. The GPAC and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics championships are in the spring, but some schools do play part of their season in the fall. Student-athletes interested in tennis at Mount Marty College are encouraged to contact Athletic Director Chuck Iverson (605-668-1241) or the Mount Marty College Admissions Office (605-668-1545) for more details, or fill out the questionnaire on the Mount Marty website.