Beacon College has taken a significant step forward in the evolution of the school’s athletics program with its recent admission into the United States Collegiate Athletic Association, a national small-college intercollegiate athletic league.
The college, which over the past several years had ramped up its competition against Florida colleges and club teams was recently accepted as a member of the USCAA. A national governing body that facilitates competitive sports between similarly-sized and similarly-resourced small colleges, the USCAA allows for a more even playing field with competition culminating in national championships and student-athlete recognition. “As part of the college’s strategic plan through 2025, Beacon is devoted to better rounding out its athletic, fitness, and wellness programming of which the move to intercollegiate athletics is a part,” said Dr. George J. Hagerty, Beacon president. “As Beacon has moved up in the competitive rankings, the college now is going head-to-head in admissions with institutions that provide an intercollegiate outlet. Acceptance into the USCAA will bolster pride in the institution, further reputational recognition, and bolster the college’s ability to become more competitive in recruiting new students.”