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Beaver to add wrestling as eighth varsity sport

7/26/2010 —

Wrestling will be Penn State Beaver’s eighth varsity sport, effective in the fall semester of 2011. Beaver’s current varsity sports are men’s baseball, basketball and soccer, and women’s basketball, soccer, softball and volleyball.

"The addition of wrestling will provide more opportunities for student-athletes to continue their careers while attending Beaver campus," Chancellor Gary B. Keefer said. "We believe men’s wrestling will generate significant interest among southwestern Pennsylvania's athletes."

"This is another positive step as we move our athletic program forward," Athletic Director Andy Kirschner said. "In the past three years, we’ve experienced major growth in our varsity and intramural sports, and we’ve joined the United States Collegiate Athletic Association. In addition, a new health and wellness facility will be constructed on campus."

Penn State Beaver plans to break ground for a $2.2 million wellness facility late this year or early next year. The building will provide support for varsity athletics and will be available for general use by the campus community.

For more information about Beaver athletics, call the Athletic Department at 724-773-3826, send an e-mail to ack121@psu.edu or apd12@psu.edu, or visit http://www.beaver.psu.edu/athletics online.

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