Continuing with an ambitious journey to become the first Mexican member of The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), CETYS has captured international attention with articles published in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and others about it.
The international media highlighted the challenges faced by the institution and the benefits of achieving this historical accomplishment despite the current political climate.
Last week, the NCAA made permanent a pilot program which allows each division to invite Canadian or Mexican institutions. Now, CETYS needs to demonstrate their compliance with a series of rules in a very long process where results will be seen by fall of 2018. If admitted, a provisional three-year standard membership will be issued.
The last time a Mexican University was able to advance towards NCAA affiliation was in 2013 and, up to now, there haven’t been any intentions continuing its pursuit. NCAA Affiliation will definitely enrich Mexican college athletes, increase their opportunities, as well as strengthen sport in both countries.
“We want to offer our students more and better experiences, not only academic, but in other fields as well which will strengthen their well-rounded education. NCAA Affiliation will provide an opportunity for our athletes to compete in the internationally against athletes who are at another level”, explained Dr. Fernando León García.