Starting next year, baseball and tennis will no longer be offered to student athletes at Lincoln University.
The decision to cut the programs comes following a 10-month study of the university’s athletic offerings. It was based on factors like the school’s athletics budget, student-athletes’ experiences, facility needs, and expectations for success.
The elimination will affect 29 student-athletes for the upcoming school year, though the university will facilitate contact for those students by other schools for potential transfers.
Student-athletes who choose to stay at Lincoln next year will keep their athletic scholarships, provided they remain academically eligible and meet NCAA requirements for progress toward a degree.
The cut drops the number of athletic programs offered at Lincoln to 12, the minimum to maintain Division II status in the NCAA.