Quincy University to Add Women’s Swimming and Lacrosse
The Quincy University Athletic Department has announced the addition of a women’s swimming program that will begin competition in the 2015-16 academic year. The department also announced that it will add a women’s lacrosse program, which will launch in 2017-18.The department will begin a coaching search for women’s swimming in the coming weeks. Quincy will be the ninth school in the Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) to sponsor women’s swimming.
The new women’s lacrosse program will begin competition in the spring of 2018 with the hiring of a coach coming during the 2016-17 school year. Currently, two schools in the GLVC, Rockhurst and McKendree, sponsor women’s lacrosse. The minimum number for GLVC sponsorship is six.
The addition of the two programs will bring the athletic department's offerings to 17 varsity sports. These are the first new programs launched since the restoration of the men's and women's cross country programs in 2010.