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Southwest Virginia CC to add wrestling, other sports

Southwest Virginia Community College is planning to offer a number of intercollegiate sports -- including wrestling -- beginning in the 2019-2020 school year, the two-year school located in Wardell, Va. announced Thursday.

SWCC will field competitive scholarship teams in wrestling, baseball, basketball, softball, volleyball, golf, tennis, cross country and soccer.

The school has signed a commitment letter to become part of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) which oversees intercollegiate sports at two-year colleges.

Southwest Virginia has hired an athletic director, Jason Vencill, who told the Bristol Herald Courier that 2018 will be a recruiting year for the school's new NJCAA sports.

Coaches are being hired and athletes being signed in anticipation of starting competition in August 2019.

The college already has a number of facilities to accommodate these sports, including a full-size gymnasium, baseball and soccer fields, tennis courts and trails for cross country.

Established in 1968, Southwest Virginia Community College is located in Richlands, Va.

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