Tuesday, September 13, 2022

BREAKING NEWS: Mitchell, New England College Joining GNAC



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Mitchell, New England College To Join Great Northeast Athletic Conference

"The Great Northeast Athletic Conference is thrilled to announce the additions of Mitchell College and New England College as its 15th and 16th core member institutions, as announced by GNAC Commissioner Joe Walsh on Tuesday morning.

Both the Mariners and the Pilgrims will join the conference beginning next fall in the 2023-24 academic year.

"The addition of Mitchell and New England College will provide continued stability to our current 22 championship offerings, and possibly allow for more GNAC championship opportunities in the future," said Commissioner Walsh. "The geographical location of the two schools also allows our administrators to discuss further divisional play options, while it also helps reduce student-athlete missed class time academically."

Currently members of the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC), Mitchell is located in New London, Conn., while NEC is located in Henniker, N.H."

"Mitchell College is honored to have been invited to join the Great Northeast Athletic Conference," said Dr. Tracy Y. Espy, president of Mitchell. "Being part of the GNAC is a huge win for our coaches, students and the institution as a whole."

"New England College is honored and delighted to be invited to join the GNAC," said Dr. Michele Perkins, NEC Chancellor. "This conference, and the colleges who are members, enjoy a reputation for excellence in athletics and academics, commitment to learning and leadership, and unwavering support for diversity and inclusion.

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