Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Get Involved: Athletics at NOVA

(Group L-R): Hoda Nasseri, Halley Cummins, Kasee Hilliard, Paris Cantrell, Bri Cook, Carlie Zirkle, Yvette Gilliam

(Pictured above NOVA Women’s Basketball Team winners of the 2012 Virginia Community College System (VCCS) Championship.)  
Are you looking for a way to become actively involved at NOVA?  If you are an ELI student, you are welcome to participate in on-campus activities along with your on-campus peers!  In addition to many clubs and organizations, we also have an active Athletics Department that is currently expanding intercollegiate and recreational opportunities for our students. 
During the 2012-13 academic year, NOVA became a full member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). With membership in the NJCAA, NOVA joins more than 500 two-year colleges.  This is very exciting and promotes opportunities for NOVA students to compete for National Championships. In addition, the NJCAA awards prestigious academic and athletic All-American Distinction to deserving student-athletes.

Our current roster of teams that are members of the NJCAA include; women’s volleyball, men’s soccer, women’s basketball, men’s basketball and men’s lacrosse.  If this is not enough, an additional women’s sport is slated to be added in the future!  NOVA also has an ice hockey program that will retain membership in the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA).    

Membership in the NJCAA provides the College’s sports teams with the opportunity for post-season play and the student-athletes gain additional exposure for possible recruitment by four-year colleges and universities. NJCAA membership requires full-time enrollment and progress toward degree requirements for participating student-athletes.
Not interested in playing, there is still an opportunity to get involved.  You can support your school and join in the fun cheering on the teams! 

To get out and get active, visit and explore the Athletics Website on a regular basis for updates on games, interest meetings and more!  For additional information, contact Brian Anweiler, Student Activities Coordinator,   703-845-6206 or banweiler@nvcc.edu

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