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Tusculum announces addition of three new sports beginning in 2019-2020

Tusculum announces addition of three new sports beginning in 2019-2020

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum University will be adding three new intercollegiate sports opportunities with the addition of men's and women's bowling and men's indoor volleyball announced vice president for athletics and university initiatives Doug Jones. 

These new sports will begin competition during the 2019-2020 academic year and will raise TU's sports offerings to 24 sports continuing an expansion of growth at Tennessee's most historic university.  Tusculum has added 10 sports over the last six years with women's beach volleyball playing in its inaugural campaign this spring.

"We are extremely excited to announce the addition of bowling and men's volleyball to our intercollegiate sports lineup," said Jones.  "Tusculum University continues to grow and the addition of these athletic opportunities will be a plus for the Pioneer student experience."

"We are excited to announce the addition of our three newest sports," said Tusculum president Dr. James Hurley.  "Our goal is to enhance student life and opportunity at Tusculum University."

Lincoln Memorial University is the lone other South Atlantic Conference member which sponsors bowling, while Coker College, Queens University of Charlotte and LMU sponsor men's volleyball.

Tusculum sponsors 12 men's sports including baseball, basketball, bowling, cross country, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, indoor and outdoor track & field and indoor volleyball.  Twelve women's intercollegiate sports are offered, including: basketball, beach volleyball, bowling, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, indoor volleyball, and indoor and outdoor track & field.

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