Concordia University Irvine paints NCAA logos, prepares for Division II membership – Orange County Register

IRVINE — Concordia University Irvine painted National Collegiate Athletic Association’s iconic blue logos on its gym floor Friday, May 19, as the Eagles prepare to become the only full Division II member in Orange County.

The private nonprofit four-year university is expected to hear from NCAA by mid-July that it has completed the three-year membership process, according to Concordia officials.

“We are very excited to become a full NCAA Division II member soon,” Concordia President Kurt Krueger said in a statement. “The decision by the NCAA would be a testament to our core values, faculty and staff, as well as the integrity of our athletics department toward NCAA compliance, our university’s fiscal responsibility, and our commitment to high academic standards.”

Concordia, a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, began the NCAA DII membership process in July 2014. The Eagles have competed as a provisional member in the Pacific West Conference, which includes Azusa Pacific, California Baptist, Fresno Pacific and Point Loma Nazarene, as well as schools in Hawaii, the Bay Area and Utah.

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