HARRISON — Mid Michigan Community College recently joined the National Junior College Athletics Association (NJCAA), registering its Lakers soccer and basketball programs.
The NJCAA is comprised of two year colleges across the country, with 19 of those member colleges in Michigan. Joining the association marks an important step forward for MMCC’s Athletics program.
As members, the college will be eligible to participate in regional and national championships and other tournaments and conferences sponsored by the NJCAA. It also allows student athletes a great deal of exposure, as they have opportunities to compete and be recognized at regional and national levels for their individual or team achievements.
The MMCC Lakers Athletics programs consist of men’s and women’s basketball and soccer. The college also has a hockey team in a separate association. It has been five years since the teams at MMCC were formed. Joining the NJCAA indicates the college’s ongoing commitment to student activities.
MMCC’s athletics program provides student-athletes a complete college experience and complements the other student clubs and events that are available. Athletics programming is funded by fundraising and a student activity fee. This fee also supports student activities, groups, clubs, and the student/community fitness center.
“It’s an important step for Laker Athletics,” notes MMCC Athletic Director, Terri Szur. “We’re excited about the additional opportunities for competition and for exposure that joining a national athletic association brings. It’s good for MMCC’s Athletics programs, and it’s really good for our student athletes.”
For more information about MMCC Athletics, including tryout information, rosters, and schedules, visit midmich.edu/athletics.