WCU advances to final round of voting for ‘Top Adventure College’ title

Canoeing is a favorite pastime on nearby lakes and rivers.

Canoeing is a favorite pastime on nearby lakes and rivers.

Western Carolina University is looking to make it three in a row as the final round of voting takes place to determine the premiere outdoor adventure college in the region.

The university appears to be on the brink of earning its third straight “Top Adventure College” title through an online readers’ poll conducted by Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine.

WCU already has defeated four schools over four rounds of voting in a division for larger schools – those with more than 5,000 students. The university is now going for the title against Emory and Henry College of Emory, Virginia, which won the division for smaller schools, including a semifinal victory over the University of North Carolina Asheville.

Voting for the title began at 1 p.m. Monday, April 18, and continues until 9 a.m. Monday, April 25.

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 “Emory and Henry College vs. Western Carolina University.”