Marquette To Discontinue Sponsorship of Wrestling As An Intercollegiate Sport

June 17, 2001

Milwaukee -- Marquette University announced on Friday (June 15) that in order to achieve compliance with NCAA certification and Title IX gender equity mandates, it is discontinuing sponsorship of wrestling as an intercollegiate sport effective immediately. Scholarship commitments to student-athletes still in the program will be honored in conformity with normal scholarship procedures.

Since 1992, the program has been sustained through private fund-raising efforts. In order to achieve compliance, and given the financial and competitive environment, discontinuing sponsorship of wrestling is the only workable alternative. Wrestling will continue as a club sport if there is student support for it.

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