University of Saint Katherine Joins NAIA

University of Saint Katherine becomes newest member of the 250-member National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and will compete in the Association starting in 2020.
SAN MARCOS, Calif. - May 7, 2019 - PRLog -- "I am pleased to inform you that during its April 13, 2019 meeting the NAIA Council of Presidents approved the application of the University of Saint Katherine for NAIA membership, effective July 1, 2019. On the council's behalf, let me extend a warm welcome and congratulations," writes Jim Carr, NAIA President and Chief Executive Officer. USK joins over 250 colleges and universities in the United States that enroll over 65,000 student-athletes. USK will now compete in regular and post-season NAIA championships in women's basketball, cross country, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball and men's baseball, basketball, cross country, soccer, tennis, and volleyball.

"Congratulations to athletic director Daniel Stange and the entire Athletics Department," stated USK president Dr. rank Papatheofanis. "We're proud to be the youngest institution in the NAIA and being able to compete at the next level."

Saint Katherine is a nationally-recognized university of liberal arts and sciences that focuses its integrated, interdisciplinary teaching in the core areas of Composition, English Language and Literature, American Government and History, Economics, Business, and the Sciences as part of an innovative approach to general education. Students complete degree (BA/BS) programs in eleven concentrations, pre-professional studies (health sciences and graduate studies), and PK-12 teacher credentialing preparation. Outstanding teaching and research - with relevance to the practical world and Christian witness as guiding principles - is the primary institutional aim - Inquiry Seeking Wisdom.

​The College emphasizes interdisciplinary collaborations, laboratories, and programs whose work cuts across traditional departmental boundaries. These aims are realized in a singularly collegial, interdisciplinary atmosphere, while educating outstanding students to become creative members of society. All students complete a seven-semester integrated, interdisciplinary core, one semester of college algebra/pre-calculus, one semester of introductory statistics and critical problem solving, two semesters of science, one semester of introductory economics, one semester of Orthodox Christian theology and one semester of New Testament. Students also fulfill a foreign language requirement by instruction or examination. College instruction reflects on and emphasizes awareness and understanding of cultures worldwide.

​Saint Katherine College is not-for-profit, WASC accredited, independent, coeducational, and privately endowed. The College admits students of all religious and faith backgrounds. All classes are taught by experienced faculty who have earned terminal degrees and possess substantial experience in their academic field. Learn more at (
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