North Star Athletic Association commissioner Cory Anderson announced that Waldorf College (Iowa) will join the NSAA football conference beginning in fall 2014.
"It is with great pleasure that we add a seventh team to our football membership," Commissioner Anderson said. "The inclusion of Waldorf will jumpstart our league into new territory, allowing us to magnify our brand in the NAIA."
Waldorf, located in Forest City, Iowa, was previously of the Mid-States Football Association. The Warriors reside in the Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference (MCAC) in other sports.
"We are excited to welcome Waldorf College to the North Star Athletic Association as its newest member," said Dr. David Borofsky, president of Dakota State University and chair of the NSAA Presidents. "Besides their geographic relationship to the teams in our league, we believe Waldorf College will be a great fit athletically and academically and will increase the stability of our league in football."
Waldorf begins their NSAA football conference games in August. The Warriors join Dickinson State University (N.D.) in bringing the number of football teams in the NSAA to seven, giving the winner of the football championship an automatic qualifier into the NAIA playoffs if ranked in the top 20.
"Waldorf College is excited to join the North Star Athletic Association in football next season," said Dr. Robert Alsop, President of Waldorf College. "Since our initial interaction with conference officials, we have been impressed with the organization and its commitment to the student-athlete. These are high quality academic institutions with which we are pleased to be associated."