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During today's NCAA Convention in Anaheim, California, NCAA divisions II and III voted to grant Women's Wrestling emerging sport status.
Women's Wrestling at the college level has historically been governed by the Women's Collegiate Wrestling Association. It was granted invitational status by the NAIA in April of 2018, but has yet to be approved as an emerging sport in the NCAA until now.
Wrestle Like A Girl has been reporting on these emerging sport developments from the NCAA Convention.
It’s our pleasure to announce just now, the NCAA voted yes for Full Emerging Sports Status for Women’s Wrestling in Division II & III.— Wrestle Like A Girl (@WrstleLikeAGirl) January 25, 2020
The growth for NCAA collegiate opportunity for our women is in full effect! Congratulations to all involved and to all who made this possible! pic.twitter.com/bClbPFzZkr
NCAA Division I will vote on Women's Wrestling's emerging sport status at their meetings in April, but these Division II and III votes are a major step forward for Women's Wrestling.