BOILING SPRINGS – Gardner-Webb University's Board of Trustees voted unanimously during its February meeting to add women's lacrosse as the athletics department's 22nd sport.
Gardner-Webb will be the ninth women's lacrosse program in the Big South Conference and will begin competition in 2014-2015.
Current league members include Campbell, Coastal Carolina, Davidson (associate member), High Point, Liberty, Longwood, Presbyterian and Winthrop.
"Our plan is to hire a coach this spring, so that person can begin recruiting and putting their vision for the program in motion," said Vice President for Athletics Chuck Burch. "We are excited to begin this process and look forward to becoming a very competitive program within the Big South Conference."