By Nick Huntimer, North Star Athletic Association Sports Information Director
MADISON, S.D. – Cory Anderson, the North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) commissioner, is proud to announce that Waldorf (Iowa) will join the NSAA conference in the sport of football, beginning of 2014 fall season.
"It is with great pleasure that we add a seventh team to our football membership," stated Commissioner Anderson. "The inclusion of Waldorf will jumpstart our league into new territory, allowing us to magnify our brand in the NAIA."
Waldorf, located in Forest City, Iowa, was previously in the Mid-States Football Association. The Warriors currently reside in the Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference (MCAC) in other sports.
"We are excited to welcome Waldorf College to the North Star Athletic Association as its newest member," stated Dr. David Borofsky, the President of Dakota State University, and chair of the NSAA Presidents. "Besides their geographic relationship to the teams in our league, we believe Waldorf College will be a great fit athletically and academically and will increase the stability of our league in football."
Waldorf will begin their NSAA football conference games in August. The Warriors will join Dickinson State University (N.D.) in bringing the number of football teams in the NSAA to seven, giving the winner of the football championship an automatic qualifier into the NAIA playoffs if ranked in the top 20.
"Waldorf College is excited to join the North Star Athletic Association in football next season," said Dr. Robert Alsop, President of Waldorf College. "Since our initial interaction with conference officials, we have been impressed with the organization and its commitment to the student-athlete. These are high quality academic institutions with which we are pleased to be associated."
The NSAA football conference schedules will be released soon.