Augustana College is going to add more varsity sports. Tuesday it announced men's and women's water polo teams will begin competition during the 2021-22 school year.
Plans to add the sport were first mentioned one year ago, when the college talked about plans for a new athletic building, the Lindberg Center for Health and Human Performance.
Eighty high schools in Illinois now sponsor men's and women's water polo teams, and at the college level in the US, in Division III, there are just 14 programs for men and 19 for women.
Just last week, Augustana announced it will host a women's wrestling team, starting in 2021.