Seton Hall to add women’s golf

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Seton Hall University will add women’s golf to its roster of athletic programs for next season, the school announced Thursday.

The decision comes as a result of the elimination of four other Seton Hall athletic programs. The men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor track and field teams will be eliminated effective July 1.

The addition of women’s golf keeps Seton Hall in line with NCAA and Title IX requirements, the school said.

“This was a difficult choice to make, given the history of our track and field programs, but it was a necessary one made in the best interests of Seton Hall Athletics on the whole,” athletics director Joseph Quinlan said in a statement. “It is not viable for us to continue to support the number of sports we do at the current level. With this decision, we will reallocate resources to strengthen the university’s ongoing sports programs.”

The university had provided more than $1 million per year to support the four track programs. The school said a portion of that funding will be reallocated to support the remaining athletic programs.

Seton Hall is located in South Orange, N.J., and is a member of the Big East Conference.

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