Division III school Carnegie Mellon University has announced that softball will be added to the school's roster of varsity sports, beginning in the 2019 season.
The Tartans will sponsor softball for the first time ever. With the program's start in '19, softball will become the 19th sport on the athletic program roster. It is the second women's sport added within the last four years, joining women's golf which was added in 2014.
Carnegie Mellon will begin looking for a softball coach this spring to lead the new program. Recruiting will begin in the 2017-18 academic year, with the goal of beginning competition in the spring of 2019.
In a statement, Tartan athletic director Josh Centor called the addition of softball "historic" for the university.
The Carnegie Mellon Tartans compete in the University Athletic Association.