Grace University’s athletic director, Willie Williams, is pleased to announce creation of a women’s softball program for the 2015-2016 academic year.
“Grace University continues to invest in the lives of Christian student-athletes,” said Williams. “The creation of the women’s softball program allows us to expand in our mission of developing servant leaders, positively impacting more lives in the Omaha community and beyond.”
Games will begin in the spring of 2016. The university is in the process of hiring an enthusiastic, mentoring coach to lead the team. Student athlete recruitment is underway.
The Royals compete in the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) at the Division I level. The softball program joins a successful athletic department at Grace University that competes in six sports including baseball, volleyball, men’s and women’s soccer, and men’s and women’s basketball.
Grace University added women’s soccer and men’s baseball programs in 2013. The addition of these athletic programs, along with the introduction of three additional undergraduate majors and three graduate degrees, contributed to Grace University’s largest number of new students in more than 30 years.
Grace University is an accredited, private Christian university located in Omaha, Neb. Education opportunities abound with more than 40 diverse undergraduate, graduate and adult degree completion programs including education, business, psychology, professional counseling, music, nursing and Christian ministries. The university’s mission is to develop servant leaders for the home, the church and the world through excellence in biblically integrated education.
Athletic director Willie Williams discussed the new program on KCRO-AM on May 4, 2015.