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Clinton College in Rock Hill announces plans to add seven new scholarship sports

by Michael Burgess, The Herald.  Rock Hill, SC .Clinton College will add several new sports in the coming years. Athletic Director Daphnie Johnson said the historically Black college in Rock Hill, S.C., will add baseball, softball and men’s golf, men’s and women’s soccer, and men’s and women’s cross country. These will, in varying degrees, be scholarship sports.

Clinton College is planning to add seven new sports within the next few years.

Michael Burgess II Johnson said the prominence of these sports in this region made the introduction of new sports more viable.

“That’s from my background and my experience at other universities, helping to increase the enrollment here at Clinton College and being a part of the community here,” she said. “A lot of the sports the community has, such as soccer, is a big hit here in Rock Hill.

“This will also help put us on the map with other sports that are a part of the NCCAA (National Christian College Athletic Association) Division I.”

Johnson said the introductions of these sports will be staggered, with softball and soccer coming first.

Clinton plans to use the City of Rock Hill’s athletic facilities while it works on building its own.

Clinton already offers men’s and women’s basketball, women’s volleyball, cheerleading and e-sports. This year the men’s basketball team made it to the championship game of the NCCAA, where they lost to Bethel University of Indiana.

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