The University of St. Thomas out of St. Paul Minnesota made history Wednesday when the NCAA allowed it a special waiver to make the leap from Division III to Division I in athletics. No team in history has ever jumped from D3 to D1 in one move. The Tommies will be joining the Summit League and compete in all 19 of the league’s sponsored sports. The Tommies have been seeking this move after their former conference the MIAC voting to involuntarily remove the team from competition because the program had been too successful. That happened in May of 2019.