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Four new schods to join CAA for2003-’04 season
WASHINGTON D.C. - Effective July
1, 2003, the Colonial Athletic Associa
tion will grow to 10 universities when
the University of Delaware, Drexel Uni
versity, Hofstra University and Towson
University join the conference.
CAA commissioner Thomas E.
Yeager announced Dec. 13, 2000 the
four schools’ intention to jump from the
America East Conference to the CAA,
which includes UNC Wilmington.
"Today marks the beginning of the
new CAA spreading from New York
City to eastern North Carolina,” Yeager
said. “The conference has experienced
considerable growth since 1985, and we
expect the new alignment to be a cata
lyst for even greater success in the years
ahead. Our four incoming members
boast programs that are highly-regarded
on the national level in terms of both
academic and athletic excellence.”
The newcomers will join the six re
maining schools made up of William &
Mary, George Mason, Virginia Com
monwealth, Old Dominion, James Madi
son and UNCW. The institutions will
serve as the welcoming party after East
Carolina, University of Richmond and
American University leave the confer
ence this year.
With their arrival, the conference will
gain softball and men’s lacrosse cham
pionships, raising the total number of
CAA championships to 20.
UNCW currently travels as far north
as Washington D.C. to play conference
away games. With the addition of the
four schools, the Seahawks will more
than double the old long-distance mark
when teams head to Hempstead, N.Y.
(outside New York City) to battle
The other three newcomers are also
above the Mason-Dixon Line. Philadel
phia, Penn, is home to Drexel, Towson
is in Towson, Md. (a suburb of Balti
more) and the University of Delaware is
located in Newark, Del.
UNCW Assistant Sports Information
Director Tom Riordan said the univer
sity is cheerfully anticipating the new
conference foes. “UNC Wilmington is
looking forward to the new challengers
in the CAA. This addition is great for
all parties involved.”
Compared to the incoming universi
ties, UNCW ranks last in population size
with 10,000 students. Towson is the larg
est with 16,000 students enrolled, fol
lowed by Delaware at 14,500, Hofstra
at 13,100 and Drexel at 12,500.
The new schools will raise the cur
rent level of basketball in the CAA.
Since 1990, the schools combined have
made 10 appearances in the NCAA
Men’s Basketball Tournament.
Pmfessor Gregory Undquist loses fight widt
The university mourns the loss of
Dr. David Gregory Lindquist, who
died last Wednesday after battling can
cer for the last eight years. The fam
ily will receive friends from 6 to 8
p.m. tomorrow at Andrews Mortuary
Market Street Chapel. Funeral ser
vices will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday
at St. Mark’s Catholic Church.
Lindquist, who joined the univer
sity 26 years ago, received his B.S.
degree from UCLA, his M.A. degree
from Cal State Hayward and his Ph.D.
from the University of Arizona. He
was curator of fishes and taught ich
thyology and behavior of reef fishes.
Lindquist authored more than 90 ar
ticles and published three books on the
behavior, history and ecology of
fishes. He was co-recipient of four
grants, including a four-month study
of blennies, a group of small reef
fishes located in the Adriatic Sea, near
the Yugoslavian town of Rovinj.
“Dr. Lindquist had a great concern
for the students, but demanded a lot
from them,” Dr. David Padgett, pro
fessor of biological sciences, said.
“He had the long-term best interest of
the students in his heart.”
According to Padgett, Lindquist
was more concerned than anyone
about the growth and success of the
“He did as much or more than any
one else to increase the prestige of the
department,” Padgett said.
Padgett described Lindquist as be
ing “reserved, but never reluctant to
give his opinion, and always carefully
thought it through.”
Locally, Lindquist studied effects
of the run-off of fertilizer on roads,
etc. on New Hanover County coastal
environments. He also studied tuna
and mackerel off Cape Hatteras.
“Lindquist was a solid researcher
and excellent teacher,” Dr. Ronald
Sizemore, professor of biological sci
ences, said. “He was more oriented
and involved with the students than
most professors and his undergradu
ate involvement was unique.”
According to Sizemore, Lindquist
had a great relationship with students
Dr. Gregory Lindquist on a diving
and there was always a great demand
for his class.
“He was always upbeat, pleasant,
and looking toward the future, even
See Lindquist, Page 3