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Milligan announces disc golf team

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. (Jan. 29, 2020) — Milligan College Vice President for Athletics and Student Development Mark Fox announced Wednesday the addition of a disc golf team beginning fall 2020.

“We are excited to offer students the opportunity to participate in disc golf at the collegiate level,” said Fox. “With a nine-hole course on Milligan’s campus, this program provides another competitive outlet for our students.”

Milligan’s disc golf team will be open to students across academic disciplines, and scholarships will be available to incoming students.

“I’m pleased to welcome Timothy Barr to lead this program,” said Fox. “He has been heavily involved in bringing competitive disc golf competitions to this region, and I am excited that he will bring his experience and passion to Milligan.”

Timothy Barr will serve as the director of the disc golf team. Barr has over 30 years of experience with disc golf and has been instrumental in bringing major tournaments to the region. As a tournament director, Barr has hosted 65 professionally sanctioned events, including the 2017 United States Women’s Disc Golf Championship and the upcoming Professional Masters World Championships in Johnson City, Tennessee. As a competitor, Barr has won 81 professionally sanctioned events.

“Our area is blessed with several amazing disc golf courses and top-level players,” said Barr. “I look forward to creating a team at Milligan and developing students’ skills in an environment that focuses on fun, camaraderie and competitiveness.”

SCHOLARSHIPS

  • Available to first-time traditional undergraduate students beginning in Fall 2020.
  • Award amounts vary and are based on the applicant’s ability and the discretion of the director.
  • Awards are participation awards and do not require a designated major.
  • May NOT be combined with athletic, fine arts, performing arts, Jeanes, Goah, tuition waiver, or personnel grants or scholarships.
  • Complete your admission application to Milligan and email admissions to express interest in disc golf.

For more information, visit admission.milligan.edu/student-activity-scholarship/.

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MILLIGAN COLLEGE is a Christian liberal arts college in Northeast Tennessee whose vision is to change lives and shape culture through a commitment to servant leadership. The college offers more than 100 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in a variety of fields, along with graduate and adult degree completion programs.  To learn more about Milligan College, visit www.milligan.edu or call 800-262-8337.

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