"The Clan officially became the first non-U.S. school to join the National Collegiate Athletic Association, gaining membership in the NCAA's Div. 2 Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC), a 10-team loop with members in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska.
"The Clan, beginning in the 2010-11 season, will compete as a full GNAC member in football, basketball, cross-country, indoor and outdoor track and field, volleyball, soccer, softball and golf. Currently the Clan competes as an NAIA school in 14 different sports, but plays its basketball, football and volleyball in Canadian Interuniversity Sport.
"While initial indications were that the Clan would not be eligible to compete in either GNAC or NCAA championship playoffs next season, SFU's current athletic director Dr. David Murphy, who met with GNAC commisioner Richard Hannan before a Wednesday's press conference, said that GNAC is set to apply to the NCAA for a waiver that would make the Clan eligible as full members next season."
There is really not much to add. Bon voyage.
Clan's official entry to NCAA Div. 2 could include post-season play in 2010-11 (Vancouver Province)
Simon Fraser University expected to gain early entrance into NCAA (Vancouver Sun)