Date of Release: April 15, 2011
The Husson University Athletic Department is proud to announce the addition of two new varsity sports over the next two years. The Eagles will add women's outdoor track during the 2011-2012 academic year and will add women's indoor track in 2012-2013. With the addition of indoor and outdoor track, Husson's athletic department will expand to sixteen varsity sports.
"I want to thank President Bob Clark, and Dick Trott, the Chairman of the Husson Board of Trustees, as well as all the board members for embracing the vision for our athletic department. Adding these programs will provide more opportunities for our female student-athletes," stated Director of Athletics Bob Reasso.
Once outdoor and indoor track are added, Husson University will have added five sports over a six-year period: women's indoor track, women's outdoor track, women's cross country, women's lacrosse, and men's lacrosse. "Husson University is committed to providing fair and equitable competitive sports programs for all student-athletes," said Husson President Bob Clark.
In reflecting on the new sport additions to Husson's thriving athletic department, Reasso stated, "In an era when so many athletic departments are dropping sports and cutting budgets, Husson University continues to add and enhance opportunities for all our students-athletes, and particularly our female student-athletes."
Track student-athletes will train on Husson's campus. Reasso further explained the training stating, "We are very fortunate to have a great relationship with the Bangor School Department and we are currently discussing with Superintendant Dr. Betsy Webb and Athletic Director Steve Vanidestine the possibility of training at Bangor's Cameron Stadium."
Husson's new head track coach will be a full-time employee charged with building the track program from the ground up. "Since we are planning on competing in the 2011-2012 academic year, we want to give our head coach the best opportunity to be successful, so we will launch our search immediately and want to have someone in place as quickly as possible" stated Reasso.< back to all articles