ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WDHN) — 50 new athletic scholarships have been awarded to Enterprise State Community College, and they’ll be for four new sports being added at ESCC.
Women’s volleyball will receive 14 scholarships and men’s and women’s cross country will each get 10 scholarships.
In addition, men’s and women’s golf will also each get 10 scholarships.
“I proud very very proud to announce that we are bringing these sports to Enterprise State Community College,” Athletic Director Jeremaine Williams said.
Men’s and women’s cross country will hit the trails, volleyball will hit the court, and men’s and women’s golf will hit the course.
They all have their tee time set for the fall of 2022.
Each sport will compete in the Alabama Community College Conference.
The conference includes 21 Alabama community colleges with athletic programs.
ESCC will look to recruit athletes within the Wiregrass.
“Athletics are important to a lot of different communities, and we’re recruiting communities, not just individuals,” President of Enterprise State Community College Matt Rodgers said.
Each sport at Enterprise State will have the max number of available scholarships, which will give more opportunities for athletes to compete and get an education.
“If we’re going to play, we’re going to play to win, and we are definitely going to do the very best we can to provide them with the appropriate resources,” Rodgers said.
ESCC will also be adding renovations to the baseball and softball complex by adding a parking lot.
“We are a community college and that exactly what we must be,” Chancellor of the Alabama Community College System, Jimmy Baker said. “Enterprise is being that now.”
“So even though I must remain neutral, as commissioner, I have to say go Boll Weevils,” Commissioner of the Alabama Community College Conference Dean Myrick said.