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University of Colorado Colorado Springs (DII) Adds Women's Lacrosse

UCCS will expand its intercollegiate athletic program as a way of attracting top students and providing more on-campus student life activities. Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak announced plans to add a baseball team, a women's lacrosse team and expand track and field offerings for both men and women during meetings with deans, directors and department chairs. Previously, she briefed members of the CU Board of Regents.

 "We are losing good students to schools that have these programs," Shockley-Zalabak said. "UCCS student-athletes have higher GPA's than the campus average and graduate at a higher rate. We need more students who perform at this level." Shockley-Zalabak said student leaders encouraged athletic expansion as a way of providing more on-campus student life activities.

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