LTU brings varsity athletics back to campus

Lawrence Technological University is better known for engineering than extracurriculars. But the Southfield-based university intends to change that, welcoming back varsity athletics to campus as well as athletic scholarships for prospective students.

As a new member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, Lawrence Tech has already brought women’s volleyball, men’s soccer and men’s bowling to the school to join the existing men’s hockey team. Next year, the school anticipates the launch of men’s and women’s basketball, women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross country and men’s lacrosse.

Kevin Finn, Dean of Students at Lawrence Tech, says the return of athletics comes from the need for more school spirit and from the desire for incoming students looking to participate in college sports.

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“We’ve had too many students who decided not to go to Lawrence Tech and decided to go to other schools because they didn’t have the opportunity to continue their athletic careers.”

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