Texas A&M University-Texarkana announced a plan to expand its athletic program to include women’s volleyball and men’s and women’s cross country for the fall of 2022.
The athletic department fields teams in men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s basketball, baseball and softball, and competes in the NAIA’s Red River Athletic Conference, TXK Today reported.
Athletic Director Michael Galvan said adding the two programs brings the total number of intercollegiate programs at A&M-Texarkana up to 11.
Exciting times for Eagle athletics!!! pic.twitter.com/mKJIGd4gun— A&M-Texarkana (@TAMUTexarkana) October 8, 2021
Both sports will compete during the fall semester. The Patterson Student Center will be the home court for the volleyball team. Cross country will use the existing trails and courses near the TAMUT campus and around the city of Texarkana.
A&M-Texarkana President Dr. Emily Cutrer said the university is thrilled to be expanding its athletics program.
“These three teams will bring approximately 45 additional students to our campus and community,” Cutrer said. “Our athletes come here from throughout the United States and around the world. Many of them remain here after graduating, starting their careers and settling in to become part of the fabric of Texarkana. Today is a great day to be an Eagle!”