Allen University has officially rejoined the SIAC as a provisional member, the school announced in a release Friday. The unanimous vote of the SIAC Council of Presidents to admit Allen is a byproduct of the NCAA membership committee’s decision to admit Allen University as a year-one provisional member of the NCAA.
Allen was a member of the SIAC from 1947-1968 before it eventually became a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).
In July, the school announced that it was leaving the NAIA to become a Division II member of the NCAA, and even hinted at the possibility of becoming a SIAC member.
“The University is excited to join the SIAC and looks forward to not only the healthy competition to come, but the caliber of students to compete, the school said in a statement. “With a dedicated athletics staff and a healthy pool of student-athletes, the institution is well on its way to an athletic renaissance.”
Allen sponsors thirteen intercollegiate programs. Student-athletes compete in men’s football, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s track & field, and women’s volleyball, women’s softball, men’s soccer, and men’s wrestling.