June 18, 2021

Schoolcraft College Adding Men’s and Women’s Cross Country

Cross country athletes

Schoolcraft College soon will offer 7 sports through 11 teams for student-athletes with the addition of men’s and women’s cross country for the fall 2021 season.

“We’re excited and pleased to offer more opportunities to student-athletes this fall through our men’s and women’s cross country teams,” said Cali Crawford, Director of Athletics. “The high school cross country teams in our area have traditionally been very strong, so we hope adding programs here at Schoolcraft spurs a lot of interest locally.”

Crawford is actively seeking a head coach to oversee both programs. Interested candidates can apply online.

Schoolcraft College competes in the Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA), which has 15 men’s and 14 women’s cross country teams. Each team can have eight runners, with five needed to score in meets.

A key recruiting advantage for Schoolcraft College is the new St. Joe’s Mercy Elite Sports Center on campus. The 75,000-square-foot facility includes the Mercy Elite sports performance and training programs, physical therapy and more as well as brand-new classrooms and equipment for Schoolcraft College’s Movement Science program.

Men’s cross country was one of the original sports offered at Schoolcraft College in 1964, along with men’s basketball and men’s swimming.

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