INDIANAPOLIS – Savannah State will become the newest member of Division II beginning Sept. 1.
The Division II Membership Committee made the decision earlier this week in a videoconference after Savannah State successfully completed the two-year reclassification process from Division I to Division II. As an active member, Savannah State will be eligible for all Division II benefits, including the ability to compete in NCAA Division II championships and a vote at the NCAA Convention.
The Division II membership will total 302 colleges and universities in 2020-21.
Two schools also were approved to begin the Division II membership process and will enter provisional year one in the fall: Allen and D’Youville. Allen will transition from the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, while D’Youville will transition from Division III. Both moves to Division II require at least a three-year membership process.
Texas-Tyler advanced to provisional year three of the three-year reclassification process from Division III to Division II. Staten Island and Frostburg State, both transitioning from Division III to Division II, advanced to provisional year two of the three-year process.