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A formal bid has been submitted to the NCAA this month so that it will recognize women's college wrestling as an emerging sport:

https://twitter.com/WrstleLikeAGirl/status/893897075099815936

Here's more on the NCAA's requirements for recognizing a sport as being "emerging":

http://www.ncaa.org/about/resources/inclusion/ncaa-emerging-sports-women-process-guide

It's noteworthy how supportive Arizona State is being by submitting a bid, with budget-information included.   Meanwhile the U. of Iowa is reportedly kind of getting in the mix, too:


https://twitter.com/TheCAWrestler/status/894369179238662144

For more on the emerging women's college wrestling scene:

http://wrestlingtexas.com/Forum/index.php?topic=20.0
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Here's an interesting new article on the ongoing crusade to get NCAA recognition of women's wrestling:

https://www.npr.org/2018/03/31/596545662/wrestle-like-a-girl-how-colleges-are-pushing-the-ncaa-to-recognize-womens-wrestl

EXCERPT:  "There are a host of NCAA membership benefits that male college wrestlers can receive that their female peers don't have access to, including health insurance, scholarships, grants and internship opportunities. The WCWA provides its members health information and recognizes athletes who achieve certain GPAs, but doesn't have the same financial assistance as the NCAA."

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Now the NAIA's officially recognizing women's wrestling:

http://intermatwrestle.com/articles/20036?