WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A day after proposed cuts to the UNCW athletic program were released, student-athletes expressed concern that the recommended moves wouldn't just effect the Universities programs, but the Conference as well.
The concern is that a sport needs to have at least six participants to field a Championship. If men's swimming and diving were removed from the program only five teams would remain in the CAA.
According to CAA Associate Commissioner of Communications Rob Washburn, the six-team requirement only applies to team sports who's championships result in automatic NCAA bid much like basketball, baseball and softball.
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