CIU Athletics Program Grows; Women’s Softball Added

April 27, 2017

Columbia International University is adding women’s softball to its roster of intercollegiate sports. The first season for Rams softball is scheduled for the 2018-19 academic year

Athletics Director James Whitaker says softball has been in the plans since CIU’s inaugural intercollegiate athletic season in 2012, and a search for a head coach is underway.

"Hiring the right coach for the job is an important process as we want to experience success on the field as well as off the field,” Whitaker said. “Making sure that we take our time and choose the right candidate is a key part in laying the foundation for a successful program.”

Details on the head coaching position are available on the CIU employment page.

Meanwhile, work crews began breaking ground this spring for the softball field which will be adjacent to Sessions Soccer Field on the CIU campus.

CIU plays in the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) D1.  

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