Fresno Pacific University Partners with ACS Athletics to Improve Staff Performance during Transition to NCAA Division II
AUSTIN, TX – Fresno Pacific University has selected ACS Athletics to improve staff performance and more efficiently manage the student-athlete life-cycle.
“We are very pleased to be formally working with ACS Athletics especially as we transition into NCAA Division II membership,” said Dennis Janzen, FPU Director of Athletics. “After considerable research, we believe that ACS is simply the best tool available for helping FPU athletics achieve our goals of academic and athletic excellence. Our coaches and compliance personnel are extremely pleased.”
FPU is currently in its first year of reclassifying from the NAIA to NCAA Division II and will join the Pacific West Conference in 2012-13. FPU will complete a two year candidacy period followed by a provisional period of no less than one year. During FPU’s reclassification, the institution will be required to meet certain benchmarks in order to become an active NCAA Division II member.
FPU’s Associate Athletics Director, Chris Moore, believes ACS will assist FPU in meeting these benchmarks. “I am extremely excited to be working with ACS,” said Moore. “As an institution transitioning into the Division II membership, the InControl Product Suite will assist our staff by improving performance and automating many of the paper-driven processes we currently have in place. This will allow our coaches and staff more time to focus on meeting transitional benchmarks and improving the overall student-athlete experience.”
“ACS Athletics is excited to assist Fresno Pacific during this important time in its institutional history,” said Phillip Engle, ACS Athletics President and CEO. “We’re committed to helping the FPU staff and coaches achieve their goals through the use of our proven technology solutions.”
About ACS Athletics
ACS Athletics (ACS) is the leading provider of integrated web and mobile solutions for increasing operational performance and reducing risk in collegiate athletics departments. ACS gives customers a competitive advantage by providing an integrated, holistic approach to managing athletic department operational, compliance, student-athlete information and communications on one platform. ACS customers are more efficient, organized and compliant, and are better positioned to communicate and develop relationships that are vital to their success. ACS proudly services athletic departments in the top conferences including the Atlantic 10 Conference, Atlantic Sun Conference, Big 12 Conference, Big East Conference, Big Sky Conference, Big South Conference, Big Ten Conference, Big West Conference, California Collegiate Athletic Association, Capital Athletic Conference, Centennial Conference, Colonial Athletic Association, Conference Carolinas, Conference USA, Empire 8, Great Lakes Valley Conference, Ivy Group, Mid-American Conference, Missouri Valley Conference, Mountain West Conference, Northeast Conference, Ohio Athletic Conference, Ohio Valley Conference, Pacific-12 Conference, Southeastern Conference, Southern Conference, Southland Conference, Sun Belt Conference, Sunshine State Conference, The Summit League, West Coast Conference, and Western Athletic Conference. ACS Athletics was founded in 1999 and is a privately held company headquartered in Austin, Texas.
About Fresno Pacific University
Intercollegiate athletics at Fresno Pacific University has been an important part of the campus and community life for over five decades. As the only accredited Christian university in central California, Fresno Pacific University has emerged as a leading west coast university known for academic excellence, innovative programming and spiritual vitality. Fresno Pacific offers outstanding academic programs integrated with ethical and spiritual development through traditional bachelor’s and master’s degrees, adult degree completion degrees, certificate and credential programs. Founded on Christ, FPU strives for excellence in all areas of students’ lives including intercollegiate athletics. FPU fields 16 teams in total (8 men’s and 8 women’s) including: men’s and women’s basketball, cross country, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field, and water polo, women’s volleyball and men’s baseball.