SOU adds four new sports team to Raider family

ASHLAND, Ore. —Southern Oregon University is adding four new sports teams to its Raider family next fall!

It’s adding men and women’s golf, cycling, and competitive cheer and dance. Women’s beach volleyball is also being added.

The new additions will add another 80 student-athletes in the first season, with a total of 15 athletic teams.

“That’s a big plus for the institution. We’re always looking for enrollment and diversifying our enrollment so this is going to be a great addition to that,” said SOU Athletic Director, Matt Sayre.

SOU says a search is underway, to find coaches. It hopes to get coaches named by February, for each of the programs.

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Jenna King
NBC5 News Reporter Jenna King is a Burbank native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Sports Business. During her time at the U of O, she was part of the student-run television station, Duck TV. She also grew her passion for sports through interning with the PAC 12 Network. When Jenna is not in the newsroom you can find her rooting for her hometown Dodgers, exploring the outdoors, or binging on the latest Netflix release.