Conference Carolinas Officially Welcomes Chowan as Full Member

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Conference Carolinas officially welcomes Chowan to the league as a full member in the 2019-20 athletic year. 

The Hawks join Conference Carolinas as a full member after being an associate member for the sports of men's and women's lacrosse, women's golf, men's and women's soccer, baseball, men's and women's swimming and men's and women's tennis for the last several years.

Chowan’s men’s and women’s tennis teams both won Conference Carolinas Tournament titles in 2018. The Chowan women’s tennis team also won the regular-season title in the 2018 season. The Chowan men’s soccer team played in the Conference Carolinas Men’s Soccer Tournament championship game last season.

With Chowan's inclusion as a full member, the league now has 12 full member institutions to remain one of the elite NCAA Division II conferences in the nation.

“After being a valued partner for several years already, we are thrilled to be able to officially welcome Chowan as a full member of our conference in the 2019-20 athletic year,” Conference Carolinas Commissioner Chris Colvin said. “Chowan President Dr. Kirk E. Peterson and Athletic Director Patrick Mashuda truly value our commitment to developing student-athletes in body, mind and soul. We look forward to watching the Hawks compete in the upcoming year and building on our partnership for many years to come.”

Located in Murfreesboro, N.C., Chowan has an enrollment of 1,500. To learn more about the Hawks, please visit

"We look forward to developing relationships in Conference Carolinas," Chowan Athletic Director Patrick Mashuda said. "Realigning with Conference Carolinas allows 17 of Chowan's 20 sponsored sports to compete under one conference umbrella."  

Conference Carolinas has a rich tradition in roots that dates back to its early initial inception on Dec. 6, 1930. The NCAA Division II athletics conference presently has member schools located in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Conference Carolinas member institutions for the upcoming 2019-20 athletic year are Barton, Belmont Abbey, Chowan, Converse, Emmanuel, Erskine, King, Lees-McRae, Limestone, Mount Olive, North Greenville and Southern Wesleyan. 

Conference Carolinas believes in the development and formation of the whole person in body, mind and soul. Our students are nationally recognized for their extraordinary success in the classroom, in the community and at the highest levels of NCAA competition.

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