1983 NAIA National Soccer Championships

1983 marks the second year that the NAIA National Championship Soccer Tournament has been held in Texas, under the sponsorship fo Midwestern State University. The rapid expansion of soccer in Texas parallels the national growth of this exciting sport. Over half of NAIA's 530 member institutions sponsor men's varsity soccer teams. Soccer is one of 14 men's championships sponsored by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. There are nine championship sports offered in the NAIA's Women's Division. The host team, Midwestern State University, which made a strong showing in 1982, will be joined by 11 area champions, each a district winner. The 12 team inter­ national format, initiated by the NAIA in 1981, has proven popular. Sponsorship of a national event of this type is possible only through the dedicated efforts of many persons both on the MSU campus and in the Wichita Falls community. The NAIA is especially grateful to MSU President Louis Rodriguez, Athletic Director Gerald Stockton, Tournament Director Dr. Mike Flavin and host Sports Information Director, Dr. D. L. Ligon and their staffs and associates for the support and leadership in the coordination and administration of this event. Similarly, the support of AMF Voit, Inc., which has provided a grant and the official ball is of the utmost importance. The NAIA is very grateful to the Mavericks, the BCI and Maskat Temple Ambassadors and other civic groups whose generous hospitality is so vital to the success of this event. We congratulate the coaches and student athletes who achieved the honor of competing in this national tournament. The NAIA firmly believes that programs of intercollegiate athletics are integral to the total educational program of the college or university. May this event and your experience in Wichita Falls be memorable and enjoyable in every way. I am sure that the 1983 NAIA National Championship Soccer tournament will be a highlight in the educational career of each participant. HARRY FRITZ Executive Director NAIA WICHITA FALLS OUTSTANDING RESTAURANT & CLUB ^ [ fdoqsd T iraa^QDtrD ifetL e e e k j Serving Fine Food From 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. BYERS, TEXAS 76357 H a p p y H o u r 5 p .m . to 8 p .m. Jack Coltrain, General Manager 8th &Scott 817/723-4121 529-6161 Member F.D.l.C. -1