Athletics joins River States Conference starting in the fall 2023

October 24, 2022
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IUPUC will be participating as a member of the River States Conference (RSC) beginning in the fall of 2023, pending full membership in the NAIA being granted to IUPUC next spring.

In its first year of intercollegiate athletics, IUPUC is participating as an Associate Member of the NAIA in men’s and women’s cross country, softball and baseball. Beginning next fall, IUPUC will add men’s and women’s soccer and women’s volleyball, bringing the number of teams competing under the Crimson Pride banner to seven.

“The River States Conference is pleased to add IUPUC as a member school next year. IUPUC is a newer program and looks to be a strong member as they grow their athletic programs,” said River States Commissioner Michael Schell.

The RSC currently has 13 member institutions representing five states–Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Member schools include: Alice Lloyd (Ky.) College, Brescia (Ky.) University, Carlow (Pa.) University, Indiana University East, Indiana University Kokomo, Indiana University Southeast, Midway (Ky.) University, Oakland City (Ind.) University, Ohio Christian University, Point Park (Pa.) University, the University of Rio Grande (Ohio), St. Mary-of-the-Woods (Ind.) College and WVU Tech.

“We are honored to become a member of the River States Conference as we build our athletic program here at IUPUC,” said IUPUC Vice Chancellor and Dean, Reinhold Hill. “The RSC is a perfect fit for our campus both geographically and competitively, and we look forward to building friendships and rivalries with our new conference foes.”

The River States Conference's 17 championship sports are: Baseball, Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Men's Cross Country, Women's Cross Country, Men's Golf, Women's Golf, Men's Soccer, Women's Soccer, Softball, Men's Tennis, Women's Tennis, Men's Indoor Track & Field, Men's Outdoor Track & Field, Women's Indoor Track & Field, Women's Outdoor Track & Field and Volleyball.

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