NCAA gives final OK to SFU
Simon Fraser University has officially been admitted as the first Canadian member of the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA).
The final step in the process came Friday with the NCAA's presidents council approving SFU. That means SFU's varsity teams will be eligible to compete for NCAA championships, and gives the school voting privileges at future NCAA conventions.
The approval came after the NCAA passed a recommendation to allow Canadian schools in if they have been accepted as a candidate by a U.S. accrediting agency. In SFU's case it has been accepted as a candidate by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and University and must continue through the accreditation process to remain a NCAA member.
All of SFU's sports teams will be in the midst of training camps within the next week.