Western Carolina University continues to pursue its third straight “Top Adventure College” title through an online readers’ poll conducted by Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine.
WCU defeated Virginia Commonwealth University in the first round of this year’s contest and is now going up against Liberty University in second-round voting which continues until 9 a.m. Monday, April 4. Liberty University knocked Appalachian State University out of the contest in the first round.
WCU is competing in a 16-school division for institutions with more than 5,000 students. If WCU makes it through three more rounds in its division, the university will face the winner of the division for smaller schools (fewer than 5,000 students) in the championship round in late April.
WCU captured the title of “Top Adventure College” in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic region in the magazine’s poll in 2014 and 2015.
Visitors to the Blue Ridge Outdoors website can vote once each day. To vote, go to the contest website, http://www.blueridgeoutdoors.com/best-outdoor-school/, and click on the WCU matchup in the “large schools” category.