Following a teleconference on Tuesday afternoon, the NCAA upheld its earlier decision to deny Georgetown College membership into its Division II, the school announced in a release posted to its website Wednesday.
With the college continuing to correct its financial situation, the NCAA remains unwilling to accept Georgetown as a new member, the release stated.
School officials previously stated the NCAA Membership Council expressed concern about a warning the school received form the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools due to financial issues. College officials had voiced hope a restructuring plan currently under way, which includes faculty, staff and program cuts along with renewed enrollment push, would shore up the financial situation and lead to the NCAA approving a recently-filed membership appeal.
School president M. Dwaine Greene acknowledged that he received the news with disappointment, but not with surprise. He indicated that the college is making significant improvements, but more remains to be accomplished.
“As we move forward, we shall continue to build strength; in this case, beginning with the reality that Georgetown College is a strong and successful member of the NAIA’s Mid-South Conference,” said Greene.
“We have a rich athletic tradition and, be assured, we intend to continue competing and winning with integrity.”