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Wanted: 150 student-athletes at Lawrence Tech

Release Date: September 19, 2011

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Sept. 19, 2011 – As a new member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, Lawrence Technological University is fielding eight new varsity athletic teams by next year, creating opportunities for up to 150 student-athletes who want to pursue their interest in athletics while taking advantage of cutting-edge academic programs.

College-bound student-athletes and their parents can get a good look at Lawrence Tech on Saturday, Oct. 1, when a Blue Devil Days campus visit coincides with Homecoming. 

“Blue Devil Days is a great opportunity for any athlete to check out the university from an academic and athletic perspective. They can meet our coaches and talk about our programs and meet with our faculty and talk about careers,” said Lisa Kujawa, assistant provost for enrollment management.

Men’s soccer, women’s volleyball and men’s bowling are new varsity sports this year, and during the 2012-13 academic year the university expects to add men’s and women’s basketball, women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross country, and possibly men’s lacrosse. Lawrence Tech already has a men’s varsity hockey team playing in the American Collegiate Hockey Association.

On Oct. 1, prospective students can learn about the college experience from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and then stick around to watch the Blue Devils men’s soccer team battle the University of Michigan-Dearborn at 2 p.m. 

Here are some highlights of the Blue Devil Days campus visit on Oct. 1: 

  • Explore cutting-edge academic programs that match up with your interests.
  • Find out about financial aid.
  • Tour the campus and University housing.
  • Meet coaches, faculty, students and alumni.
  • Enjoy the Homecoming tailgate party.

To sign up, call (248) 204-3160, email admissions@ltu.edu, or register online at bluedevildays.ltu.edu.

Lawrence Technological University, ltu.edu, offers more than 100 undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degree programs in the Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Management. Founded in 1932, the 4,500-student, private university pioneered evening classes and today has a growing number of weekend and online programs. Lawrence Tech’s 102-acre campus is in Southfield, and programs are also offered in Detroit, Lansing, Petoskey and Traverse City. Lawrence Tech also offers programs with partner universities in Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.