Monday, May 10, 2010

UIS wraps up first year in Division II

The University of Illinois Springfield Prairie Stars’ first year competing in NCAA Division II and the Great Lakes Valley Conference is in the books. UIS made the leap last August from the less-difficult National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and American Midwest Conference.

The sports year is complete, but the athletic department administration is still hard at work. The school’s athletic program is on the verge of shedding its provisional status and gaining full membership in the NCAA. It must submit what should be its final report to the NCAA by June 1.

UIS athletic director Rodger Jehlicka expects to receive the news the school has received full membership in July.

The season was featured in a May 9, 2010, article in The State Journal-Register.

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