KENNESAW, Ga. -- Kennesaw State University plans to make women's lacrosse the school's 17th NCAA Division I championship sport.
The Lady Owls will compete in the Atlantic Sun Conference beginning in 2013. All 16 of the school's existing sports have competed for A-Sun championships since 2005.
"Lacrosse is a sport that is growing very quickly in the Southeast, and it will be an excellent addition to our already strong offering of intercollegiate athletics at Kennesaw State," said KSU athletic director Vaughn Williams.
With the addition of women's lacrosse, KSU will be the first NCAA Division I athletic program in Metro Atlanta to sponsor the sport, and just one of two schools in Georgia to do so; the other program is at Mercer University in Macon.