UNA to join Atlantic Sun Conference in 2018, will move to Division I status

FLORENCE, Ala. - Big changes are coming for the athletic programs at the University of North Alabama.  In July of 2018, the school will change to Division I status for athletics and join the Atlantic Sun Conference (ASUN).

UNA President Kenneth Kitts said that the invitation from the ASUN represents an ideal opportunity for the university to transition to Division I and to achieve goals that will further enhance UNA athletics.

The school has been working on this transition since 2011, and the UNA Board of Trustees approved the move today.  UNA is currently a member of the Gulf South Conference.