Loyola Accepts Invitation To Join Patriot League In 2013
Aug. 29, 2012
BALTIMORE - Loyola University Maryland has accepted an invitation to join the Patriot League at the beginning of the 2013-14 academic and athletic year.
"It is an honor to join the Patriot League's distinguished member institutions, all of which consistently demonstrate a profound commitment to excellence both in the classroom and on the field. That commitment is one we share at Loyola, and we see this move as a vital opportunity to continue to elevate our already outstanding athletics programs in keeping with our goal of becoming the nation's leading Catholic, comprehensive university," said Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J., Loyola's president.
The Patriot League's full members are American University, Bucknell University, Colgate University, the College of the Holy Cross, Lafayette College, Lehigh University, the United States Naval Academy, the United States Military Academy, and fellow new addition for 2013 Boston University.
"Loyola University Maryland is an outstanding addition to our membership as a private institution with an excellent academic reputation and rich athletic history," said Daniel H. Weiss, Ph.D., chair of the Patriot League's Council of Presidents and president of Lafayette College. "The decision to add Loyola reflects the presidents' commitment to the stability and long-term positioning of the league."
Since 1998, the Patriot League has ranked first among all Division I conferences in student-athlete graduation rates in the NCAA Graduation Rates report. In the most recent report, Loyola had 11 teams with perfect graduation rates. A total of 15 Patriot League sports are guaranteed advancement into NCAA postseason competition each year, and all Loyola teams currently eligible for automatic bids will have the same opportunity after the move in 2013.
"Loyola athletics' primary mission is to support the development of student-athletes who thrive academically, athletically, spiritually, and socially," said James Paquette, assistant vice president and director of athletics at Loyola. "The Patriot League embraces and supports those values, and we are thrilled to become partners with the league. Its members' histories of academic and athletic excellence are impressive, and consistent not only with Loyola's past achievements, but our future ambitions as well."
"We are delighted to expand the Patriot League membership to 10 full members with the addition of Loyola," Patriot League Executive Director Carolyn Schlie Femovich said. "Loyola further strengthens the league in the southern portion of our footprint. With the addition of both Boston University and Loyola University Maryland for the 2013-14 academic year, we believe that the Patriot League has enriched its future both on the field of play and in the classroom."
Currently, 16 of Loyola's teams compete in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, while men's lacrosse plays in the Eastern College Athletic Conference and women's lacrosse plays in the Big East. All of Loyola's NCAA Division I athletics teams will make the conference move with the exception of men's rowing. The Patriot League does not conduct a championship in the sport, but Loyola will continue to row a regionally competitive schedule.
About Loyola University Maryland:
Established in 1852, Loyola University Maryland is a Jesuit comprehensive university comprising Loyola College, its school of arts and sciences; the Sellinger School of Business and Management; and the School of Education. Loyola enrolls 3,800 undergraduate and 2,200 graduate students from across the country and around the world.
About the Patriot League:
The Patriot League continually demonstrates that student-athletes can excel at both academics and athletics without sacrificing its high standards. The Patriot League's athletic success is achieved while its member institutions remain committed to its founding principle of admitting and graduating student-athletes that are academically representative of their class. Participation in athletics at Patriot League institutions is viewed as an important component of a well-rounded education.
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