Jefferson State Community College will add a men and women’s golf program for the 2016-17 academic year.
The teams will begin this fall and will compete in the Alabama Community College Conference and National Junior College Athletic Association.
“We are very pleased to bring athletics back to Jefferson State,” said Jefferson State Dean of Enrollment Dr. Mike Hobbs. “We are in a fantastic location for golf and look forward to all the benefits both teams will bring to our community and our college.”
There will be 8 scholarships available for the men’s team and 8 scholarships for the women’s team. Scholarships will cover tuition and fees.
Team tryouts will be held on Saturday, July 16 at 1:00 p.m. at the Golf Academy at Oxmoor Valley Golf Course. To be eligible for tryouts, complete the online form at www.jeffersonstate.edu/golfteam and bring a current (within the last 13 months) physical exam. Those who wish to be eligible for the team need to be admissible to Jefferson State and comply with NJCAA eligibility rules.
“Jefferson State is dedicated to providing opportunities and we believe the addition of these teams will do just that,” said Hobbs. “It also gives our college and community something else to be excited about.”