The Golden State Athletic Conference welcomes William Jessup University as the league's ninth member beginning today.  The addition of William Jessup University extends the conference footprint into Northern California for the first time.

The Warriors sponsor twelve conference sports, six each for the men and the women.  Men's and women's sports include cross country, soccer, basketball, track and field, as well as baseball and golf for the men and softball and volleyball for the women.

"We are excited and challenged with the opportunity to join the GSAC, arguably the strongest conference in the NAIA," said Dr. John Jackson, President of William Jessup University. "This represents another step in our growth as a University."

The university is located in Rocklin, California, just 25 miles east of Sacramento.

"On behalf of the current eight members of the GSAC, I welcome William Jessup University into the conference.  The university fits within our conference mission and strategic plan," said Chair of the GSAC Board of Directors, Dr. Paul Ague.

The GSAC membership includes Arizona Christian University, Biola University, Concordia University Irvine, Hope International University, San Diego Christian College, The Master's College, Vanguard University, and Westmont College.

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