WCU vying for fourth straight ‘Top Adventure College’ title

Western Carolina University is in the running for its fourth straight “Top Adventure College” title, with the winner chosen through an online readers’ poll conducted by Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine.

WCU’s on-campus trail system features more than seven miles of trail that is popular with mountain bikers, runners and hikers.

Voting for this year’s contest began March 6. If WCU makes it through the four rounds of voting 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 mid-April.

WCU captured the title of “Top Adventure College” in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic region in the magazine’s poll in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Visitors to the Blue Ridge Outdoors website can vote once each day. To vote, go to the contest website, http://www.blueridgeoutdoors.com/top-adventure-college/, and click on the WCU matchup in the “large schools” category. After a vote is entered, current results can be seen by clicking on the “Proceed” button.