Trine University said today it would begin a women's wrestling program to begin competition in the 2020-21 season.
"We are excited to announce another opportunity for women athletes to compete at the collegiate level at Trine University," said Matt Land, assistant vice president for athletics, in a statement.
More than 70 colleges offer women's wrestling, including 24 within the NCAA, the statement said. Trine becomes the first NCAA member to sponsor the sport in Indiana; there are six Division III schools participating in the region.
Trine said it would immediately begin a national search for the program's first coach.