Gillette College Cuts All Athletic Programs

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By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily

Gillette College has cut the funding for all of its athletic programs, according to a social media post.

In a Facebook post made by the college’s men’s basketball program, Gillette College announced the decision to cut funding for all athletics.

“We’d like to thank the community for all of their support over the last 11 years,” the post said. “Shout out to @CoachShawnNeary for leading this program to a record of 268-90 (.750). One last time… #GoHorns

The women’s basketball team posted a similar message to their Twitter account.

“After finishing #21 in the Nation with a 28-5 record, Gillette College has decided to cut Women’s Basketball. Thank you to all the fans and for all the support,” the tweet said.

Programs offered through Gillette College’s Athletics Departments include men’s and women’s basketball, soccer and rodeo.

Gillette was still recruiting student athletes as recently as a week ago, when the women’s basketball team touted adding Californian Mia Ross to the team.

Gillette College is a part of the Northern Wyoming Community College District, which also includes Sheridan College.

The Gillette News Record reports that Sheridan College has also cut funding for its athletic programs, but no official word had come from any of its teams. Sheridan College has all of the same teams as Gillette, in addition to volleyball.

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