SAINT-MARY-OF-THE-WOODS, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) — The Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Pomeroys will soon compete in the River States Conference (RSC) after their membership was approved by the Council of Presidents. The RSC approval comes after SMWC’s membership into the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics earlier this year. The College will be eligible for NAIA and RSC postseason play by the 2022-23 academic year.
SMWC competes in 14 of the 17 sports offered by the conference, including men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country and men’s and women’s golf. RSC Commissioner Michael Schell says the college is a welcomed addition.
“They are an established and well-run program who, like our other members, emphasize academics and character in athletics. The Woods is a great addition to our conference, and we look forward to them competing with us in the fall,” said Schell.
Prior to the college’s acceptance into the RSC, the Pomeroys had not been affiliated with any conference since starting scholarship athletics. President Dottie King says the transition is positive.
“I am thrilled that Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College will become part of the River States Conference,” King said. “I have already been warmly welcomed by member presidents and I look forward to both serving alongside them and creating competitive rivalries among our teams.”
The RSC has 13 members in five states- Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.