Oklahoma City University Adds Women's Wrestling

Tuesday, February 13th 2007, 2:01 pm
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Oklahoma City University announced plans Tuesday to add a women's wrestling program beginning with the 2008 season.

The private university has been researching a possible move back to NCAA Division One and President Tom McDaniel believes this is potentially another move in that direction.

The NCAA does not currently sanction women's wrestling and only a handful of other schools across the country participate in the sport but OCU officials believe the sport could eventually be approved.

The Oklahoma City women would compete against those other schools but also take part in national and international competitions with an eye toward developing future Olympians.