MRU Cougars Become Canada West Member
The Mount Royal Cougars have officially been deemed the 15th member of Canada West Universities Athletic Association after three years
Kaity Brown, Publishing Editor
As of May 5, Mount Royal University has become one of the official 16 members of the Canada West Universities Athletic Association (CWUAA).
The CWUAA is the most decorated of the four conferences under the Canadian Interuniversity Sport.
The Cougar Athetics program has now been accepted after a three-year long probationary term which started in 2011.
The program was said to have earned over 75 per cent approval rating at the time that it started its probationary term.
Nonetheless the accomplishment is not going unrecognized. For Mount Royal Athletics Manager Karla Karch, gaining the probationary mention at the time, in 2011, was a huge accomplishment.
“I’m thrilled that Canada West has approved us as a probationary member,” said Karch when the Cougars started their three year term.
“This has been ten plus years in the making and there are so many people who have been involved in the application process and the decision that was made today.”
“We are proud of the continued growth by Canada West, which has now reached 16 full members,” said Basil Hughton, Canada West President and Director of Athletics for the University of Saskatchewan in a Canada West press release.
“Today’s outcome demonstrates that Mount Royal and UNBC have become fully integrated into our league and are supported by members conference-wide.”
For now, the Cougar Athletic Program is set to now work towards full membership of the Canadian Interuniversity Sport membership.
More details from the CIS will be revealed at the AGM for the Canadian Interuniversity Sport in June 9 to 13.