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St. Louis College of Pharmacy Changing Athletic Conferences

Published on 23 June 2013

St. Louis College of Pharmacy is changing athletic conference affiliation, and the Eutectics will begin competing in the American Midwest Conference (AMC) in the fall of 2014. The 2013-2014 season will be the College’s last in the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (KIAC).

“The KIAC has been an outstanding home for us since 2004, and we appreciate the competition and collegiality that we have enjoyed with the other institutions and athletes” College President John A. Pieper said. “We are also excited about the new opportunities that come with joining the AMC including the opportunity to play more teams closer to St. Louis.”

The AMC currently has 10 members, including Harris-Stowe State University and Missouri Baptist University, in the St. Louis area and four other schools elsewhere in Missouri including Columbia College, Hannibal-LaGrange University, Park University, and Stephens College. In addition, the conference includes Benedictine University at Springfield, Ill., and Lyon College and Williams Baptist College which are both in Arkansas. Lindenwood University-Belleville will be joining the AMC at the same time as St. Louis College of Pharmacy.

“We’re looking forward to developing rivalries with some of the other schools around St. Louis and the region,” said Jill Harter, athletic director. “It will be exciting for the student-athletes, the student body and the fans. The AMC is a premier conference and I fully anticipate membership will help us raise the bar for Eutectic athletics.”

The College will compete in the AMC in men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s track and field, softball, and volleyball.

The College’s mascot, the Eutectic, is a common term in pharmacy describing the scientific process of two solids combining to form a liquid. It is the perfect metaphor for the St. Louis College of Pharmacy’s athletic program combining athletics and a demanding academic program.

About St. Louis College of Pharmacy: For more than 150 years, St. Louis College of Pharmacy has been committed to educating the best pharmacists in the United States. The region’s only independent college of pharmacy, St. Louis College of Pharmacy is the third oldest continuously operating and 10th largest college of pharmacy in America. The student body is comprised of 1,400 students, 40 percent of which are minority or multicultural. The students come to the College from 31 states and 10 countries. The College admits students directly from high school and accepts transfer students and graduates from other colleges and universities in the sophomore and junior years of the undergraduate program and the first year of the professional program. Students earn a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) with an integrated Bachelor of Science degree in a seven-year curriculum. An education at the College opens up the world to graduates for a career in a wide range of practice settings. Graduates have a 100 percent job placement rate. The campus is transforming to better fit the needs of students, faculty, and staff. This summer, a new six-story, 213,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art academic and research building opened. Construction is underway for a seven-story student center, residence hall, and recreation facility scheduled for completion in December 2016. When not in class, students can participate in more than 60 organizations, fraternities, intramurals, and sports. The College competes in 12 NAIA Division I sports. College alumni practice throughout the nation and in 13 different countries, providing a strong network to assist students with their goals. Additional information is available at stlcop.edu.

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