Mar 13, 2021

College of the Ozarks announces change to athletic program

POINT LOOKOUT, MO. — College of the Ozarks recently made the decision to end its relationship with the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) at the end of the 2020-21 year.

“We are grateful for the many years of athletic play we have enjoyed with the NAIA, particularly the 20 or so years we were able to host the Men's Division II Basketball National Championship,” said Dr. Eric Bolger, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the College.

The College will continue its relationship with the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA). This association includes faith-based colleges and offers student athletes the opportunity to participate in championship play.

“The College is proud of our athletes and coaches, and grateful to all those who contribute to the success of our athletic program,” Bolger said. “We look forward to this program continuing to develop students of Christ-like character at the College.”