University of North Dakota President Mark Kennedy announced on Tuesday that none of the existing athletic programs at the school will be cut.

According to Swimming World Magazine, UND's Interscholastic Athletic Committee passed a recommendation onto Kennedy that no programs will be eliminated in order to cut down on overall costs. They believe the athletic programs' value outweigh the costs of keeping them.

Many efforts were made by the student-athletes, coaches, and alumni to help the support in keeping the programs, and it those efforts ended up serving their intended purpose. The school is looking to offset the costs they will run into in keeping the athletic programs by increasing ticket prices and student fees.

While the decision to keep the athletic programs has just been announced, it is still in the early planning stages for the longevity of each athletic program. In order to sustain the athletic programs long-term, the school is looking for tremendous support from many of the school alumni.