Stephens College becomes first University to have all-women Esports scholars
Although they are a Women’s College but still, GJ Stephens College.
The continued boom of collegiate Esports in the USA and right now, it has reached new heights as the all-female Stephens College their Esports program making them the first to incoroporate an all-female squad of Esports scholars.
The Missouri-based academy, considered to be one of the oldest all-female institutions in the USA, will start their Esports varsity program through the Esports title, Overwatch, once the semester opens this Fall of 2017. According to the report by ESPN, the institution, particularly its president Dianne Lynch has already been playing around the idea of adding Esports to their academic programs stating that since Stephens College’s mission is to “ensure that women can succeed and can make choices about anything they do in any environment and in any profession” it would seem fitting to apply the same philosophy in the field of Esports through the hit title Overwatch, which they also describe as being popular among the school’s students.
Stephens College is also now a member of the National Association of Collegiate eSports or NCAE, one of the biggest Collegiate Esports Association in the USA, and will have their varsity team, once completed, compete in the Tespa Collegiate Overwatch Series. Recruitments and tryouts are presumably now ongoing and for any interested female pros who wish to continue their college education and work their way up the competitive ladder at the same time, they can check out Stephens College official website for more info.