Goodland, KS. (09/11/2018) – In 1964, when Northwest Tech was founded, collegiate sports seemed like an unlikely dream. Back then, Northwest Tech was strictly a vocational school designed to provide students with technical skills required to preform the tasks of a particular trade.
In 2010, Northwest Tech added collegiate sports and became officially known as the home of the Mavericks. In the short time that it has existed, Northwest Tech Athletics has had a rich history of notable coaches, remarkable fans, and diligent athletes. Currently, Northwest Tech offers men and women’s basketball, men’s wrestling, men and women’s track and field, men and women’s cross country, men and women’s soccer, and women’s softball.
This year, all Northwest Tech athletics will be participating in the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference. 2018 marks the first year that all Northwest Tech sport programs will partake in the KJCCC. The KJCCC is a college athletic conference, which is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association.
“I’m very excited to see all of our athletic programs being associated with the Jayhawk Conference,” said Northwest Tech’s Athletic Director, Rory Kling, “Our student athletes will have more opportunities to be recognized and rewarded for their efforts.”
"The Northwest Tech community is thrilled to have all programs in the Kansas Jayhawk Community College conference this year," said Ben Schears, president of Northwest Tech. "The range of competitive men's and women's sports programs, the athletic and academic quality of the fellow institutions, and the positive impact this conference will bring to our students all combine to make the KJCCC a great fit for the Tech.”
For more information on Northwest Tech sports, including schedules, rosters and updates, please visit: www.ntmavericks.com