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Gillette Community College District joins national athletic association

Gillette College announces their Fall 2020 semester honor roll students.

Gillette College announces their Fall 2020 semester honor roll students. (Photo courtesy of Gillette College)

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Gillette Community College District is joining the National Junior College Athletic Association.

GCCD will compete in Region 9, according to a June 27 news release. Beginning in fall 2023, the college district will participate in Division I men’s and women’s soccer, women’s volleyball and men’s and women’s basketball. It will also continue offering rodeo with the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association.

The association approved the college district’s application June 23, and the GCCD Board of Trustees has approved the fiscal year 2023 budget.

Energy City Voices and athletics will return to Gillette College in fall 2023. GCCD is conducting a national search for an athletic director. It plans to hire coaching staff and an Energy City Voices Director near the beginning of 2023. The Gillette Booster Club will continue supporting athletic programs at Gillette College. ENCORE Club will reconvene this fall.

“GCCD is fortunate to have strong community support for students who choose Gillette College to pursue their academic endeavors while continuing to develop in the activities they excel in,” Gillette Community College Interim President Janell Oberlander said.

She said GCCD looks forward to developing a strong relationship with NJCAA’s Board of Regents as the district grows.