Keiser University will add men's and women's lacrosse, and men's and women's swimming to its slate of varsity athletic programs, with intercollegiate action beginning during the 2016-17 academic year.
Adding these sports will bring the total number of varsity teams on campus to 20. The Seahawks will compete in the NAIA with the traditional season of lacrosse in the spring, and swimming in the winter.
Currently in lacrosse, there are 27 schools that sponsor men's lacrosse and 30 schools that sponsor women's lacrosse. In swimming there are 26 schools that sponsor men's programs and 29 that sponsor women's programs. NAIA Lacrosse is currently in Invitational Stage which means that 25 or more institutions have declared intent to participate in postseason competition and the National Administrative Council has approved the sport's request. Once the sport has over 40 or more institutions, lacrosse can apply to become a Championship Sport. The first Invitational for men's and women's will be held in May 2016 in Greenville, SC.
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