Arizona State University Adds Women's Lacrosse

TEMPE, Ariz. – Through generous donations and a grant from USA Triathlon, Sun Devil Athletics officially announces the addition of NCAA women’s triathlon and NCAA women’s lacrosse as Arizona State’s 24th and 25th varsity sports, respectively. The first seasons of triathlon and lacrosse are scheduled for the 2017-18 academic year.

 In November 2014, Sun Devil Athletics received the largest donation in department history of $32M to fund the elevation of the Sun Devil Men’s Ice Hockey team to the NCAA Division I level. The donation also provided extra support to sponsor additional women’s NCAA programs for both Title IX compliance and to expand educational opportunities for future Sun Devil student-athletes. “To date, this is one of the most rewarding experiences I have had here at Arizona State,” said Ray Anderson, Vice President for University Athletics.

“To announce today that we are expanding competitive and educational opportunities for future Sun Devil student-athletes is extraordinarily gratifying. It is an honor for ASU to be able to empower, embolden, serve and provide opportunities for these young people. The addition of triathlon, lacrosse and even hockey, embodies the purpose for us as administrators and advocates for our student-athletes.”

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