Arkansas State University Three Rivers in Malvern announced plans on Wednesday to debut an athletic program in Fall 2023 that will include men’s baseball and women’s softball.
A press conference was held at the Arkansas State University System Office in Little Rock on July 27 announcing the new program.
ASUTR Chancellor, Steve Rook, shared at the press conference, “We anticipate the athletic program to drive enrollment for the College by capturing a group of potential students who had previously left the area in pursuit of intercollegiate athletics.”
ASU Three Rivers Eagles will participate in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). The division II baseball and softball teams will compete under Region 2 which encompasses Arkansas and Oklahoma. Division II colleges may grant athletic scholarships that are limited to tuition, books, fees and up to $250 in supplies required for courses. Each sport has limits on the number of scholarships that can be awarded.
ASU Three Rivers is a public, open access, two-year college campus of the Arkansas State University System.