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Indiana Tech adds women's wrestling

By Eric Dutkiewicz, 02/11/19, 1:00PM EST

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Warriors' newest athletic program plans start next school year

FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Indiana Tech is once again expanding its athletic department by adding women's wrestling next year.

The university announced the goals of forming a team, hiring a coach and competing during the 2020-21 school year.

“We are excited to offer this emerging sport for women and look forward to building a winning program,” Warrior athletic director Debbie Warren says.

The Warriors will compete in the NAIA, which is the lone intercollegiate athletic association sponsoring women's wrestling. Nationwide, 24 NAIA schools have women's wrestling teams this season; and several more schools have added women's wrestling in the past 6 months, Tech officials say. Indiana Tech is the first in the Hoosier State to do so.

“The opportunity to compete for an NAIA national championship is something we think will make us competitive right away.”

Women's wrestling is the 12th full-fledged sport Indiana Tech has added since 2005.

Indiana Tech is one of five universities that partners with Parkview Sports Medicine for athletic training, nutrition, athletic rehabilitation and orthopedic services for Warrior athletes. Learn more at ParkviewSportsMedicine.com.