ELMHURST, Ill. – The Summit League officially welcomes its newest member, the University of North Dakota, today. North Dakota had announced its acceptance of The Summit League's membership invitation in January 2017.
The Fighting Hawks, who compete in men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, men's and women's golf, women's soccer, softball, men's and women's tennis, men's and women's track & field and volleyball, will be immediately eligible for all Summit League Championships during the 2018-19 season.
The University of North Dakota, located in Grand Forks is the state's oldest and largest university, equipping students with the insights to lead and the skills to make a different. The University offers over 225 academic programs and 17 Division I sports. UND was recently named one of the top 25 most innovative colleges by U.S. News & World Report, joining the ranks of Harvard, Stanford and MIT.
ABOUT THE SUMMIT LEAGUE
Through 35 years of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of nearly 115,000 at nine institutions, including three located in top 60 U.S. metro populations and two land-grant universities. Member institutions include: Denver (University of Denver), Fort Wayne (Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne), the University of North Dakota, North Dakota State University, Omaha (University of Nebraska Omaha), Oral Roberts University, the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Western Illinois University. Previously known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League rebranded in 2007 and has since produced nine NCAA Champions along with over 90 Academic All-Americans, nearly 100 All-America selections and numerous former student-athletes competing at the highest professional level. For more information about the league, visit www.thesummitleague.org website, follow The Summit League on Twitter @thesummitleague.