From the HCC sports desk:
BEL AIR, Md.—The 12-sport Harford Athletics program will transition to an NJCAA Division-I classification across the board beginning with the 2010-11 season Ken Krsolovic, director of athletics, announced recently.
Harford will become the first school in the Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference (MDJUCO) to have its entire athletic program compete at the highest, Division-I level of the NJCAA and the fifth school to have the same classification for all its sports. Baltimore City Community College (D-II), CCBC-Dundalk (D-II), Montgomery College-Germantown (D-III) and Montgomery College-Rockville (D-III) already have the same classifications for all of their respective sports.
“Harford aspires to be at the highest level in all of its institutional operations,” Krsolovic said. “It only follows that the varsity athletic program, as a highly visible representative of the institution, should compete at the highest level.”
Harford already has five of its sports (men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s lacrosse, women’s tennis) competing at the Division-I level, including the men’s soccer team which made it to the regional semifinals and the women’s soccer and women’s tennis teams which claimed their respective regional championships this past fall.
The 2010-11 season will see six sports (men’s and women’s basketball, softball, baseball, volleyball, golf) transition from Division-II to Division-I, while men’s tennis will round out the 12-sport program by jumping from Division-III to Division-I.