Women’s golf has become Northern Essex Community College’s 13th intercollegiate sport.
The addition comes as the National Junior College Athletic Association created Division I and Division III in women’s golf following its Board of Regents Meeting in June. The women’s program will practice and compete in partnership with the Knights men’s golf program and be led by current men’s coach Mike Dube who enters his fourth year leading the programs in 2021-22 seasons.
“While we have always welcomed women’s golfers to be part of the men’s program, this now gives additional opportunities to our female students to practice and compete for their own championships,” said Northern Essex Athletic Director Dan Blair.
Atkinson Country Club continues to serve as the programs home course.
The college’s athletic program is making a full return to practice and competition for the 2021-22 athletic seasons and kick start the year Tuesday, Aug. 10, inaugural Athletics BBQ Knight.