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Arkansas Baptist College has announced plans to add wrestling and softball to its lineup of collegiate sports.
The school, a Region 2 member of the NJCAA, will fill a void among colleges offering wrestling which are Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU).
The last HBCU to field a wrestling team on any level was Delaware State, which cut the sport a few years ago.
College President Fitz Hill and athletic director Charles Ripley said in a news release that both sports will begin competing in the 2011-2012 academic year.
Roosevelt Hadley has been chosen to coach the wrestling team while Ronald Roland will coach softball.
Hadley has served as a volunteer wrestling coach at the Arkansas School for the Blind and at Central Arkansas Christian School. Roland is a former assistant softball coach at J.A. Fair High School.Comments Off on Arkansas Baptist College Adds Wrestling!
By Bob Dellinger, Director Emeritus
National Wrestling Hall of Fame
Note: This work draws its title from a series of columns by wrestling historian Donald A. Sayenga. Much of this information was obtained from The Magnificent Scufflers by Charles Morrow Wilson © 1959, and from A Pictorial History of Wrestling by Graeme Kent © 1968.
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