Things just keep getting better at Williston State College!. In a recent announcement, the athletic department is pleased to introduce men’s and women’s cross country as NJCAA Division III affiliated sports, starting in the Fall 2025 semester. This initiative underscores WSC’s dedication to broadening athletic opportunities, thereby enriching the college experience and bolstering the academic and personal development of its student-athletes.

WSC Athletic Director Highlights the Potential of New Cross Country Programs

“Teton Athletics is excited to add women’s and men’s cross country as NJCAA Division III affiliated sports for the Fall 2025 semester,” said Alex Herman, Athletic Director at WSC. “We believe that with the tradition and success that not only Williston High School, but many other high school programs right in our backyard have experienced, we will be able to offer a fantastic opportunity to student-athletes from western North Dakota, eastern Montana, and beyond.”

New Cross Country Programs Align with WSC’s Mission to Support Student-Athletes

The introduction of these programs is in line with WSC’s mission to enhance school spirit, promote physical well-being, and provide financial support for student-athletes to pursue their education. By engaging in collegiate athletics, student-athletes acquire essential life skills and experiences that prepare them for future academic and professional endeavors.

WSC Commits to Accessible Education and High-Level Athletic Opportunities

Williston State College is steadfast in its commitment to creating accessible and affordable educational pathways for its students. The new cross-country programs will provide additional opportunities for student-athletes to compete at a high level while achieving their academic goals.

WSC's New Cross-Country Teams to Build on Local Legacy and Community Engagement

Furthermore, WSC’s new cross-country teams highlight the college’s dedication to serving the local community. The region has a strong tradition of high school cross country success, and WSC aims to build on this legacy by offering competitive collegiate programs that attract top talent from the area and beyond.

As the fall 2025 season approaches, WSC will share more details with the public. For the latest updates, please visit the Teton Athletics website here.

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