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Recommendation from Division I
Men’s and Women’s Track & Field Committee

Presented to the Championships/Competition Cabinet
in February 2001

 

*85% of Division I institutions sponsor men’s track and field, including 18 newly sponsored programs in the past four years.

*Women’s track and field has more participants than any other Division I women’s sport according to the NCAA’s most recent participation study, which covered the 1998-99 school year. 

*Men’s track and field (9,365 participants) is second to football in the number of student-athlete participants.

*Track and field is the greatest student participation sport in the United States.  Over 1.6 million high school and postgraduate athletes compete in track and field and cross-country throughout the 50 states.

*Perhaps most interesting is the overwhelming impact that track and field has in ensuring minority participation opportunities.  Less than one-fourth of all participants in all Division I sports are members of ethnic minorities.  In contrast, more than one-third of all track and field student-athletes are ethnic minorities.

 

 

 

 


 

UVM Varsity Sports Participation - % In-State

 

 

 

 

 

 

Men

 

 

Women

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X Country

62%

 

Track

63%

 

Track

55%

 

X Country

54%

 

Skiing

53%

 

Softball

39%

 

Golf

50%

 

Hockey

32%

 

Baseball

34%

 

Skiing

27%

 

Swimming

17%

 

Basketball

23%

 

Lacrosse

15%

 

Soccer

22%

 

Soccer

14%

 

Field Hockey

21%

 

Basketball

8%

 

Gymnastics

13%

 

Hockey

8%

 

Swimming

11%

 

Tennis

8%

 

Lacrosse

9%

 

Gymnastics

0%

 

Volleyball

9%

 

 

 

 

Tennis

7%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Based on Year 00/01 Participation

 

 

 


Total Operating Budget by Team

 

 

Men's

 

 

Women's

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basketball

$108,568

 

Basketball

$95,536

 

 

Baseball

$89,140

 

Softball

$69,000

 

 

Ice Hockey

$75,540

 

Soccer

$53,517

 

 

Lacrosse

$61,926

 

Field Hockey

$50,982

 

 

Soccer

$42,371

 

Ice Hockey

$32,469

 

 

Skiing

$28,865

 

Lacrosse

$31,331

 

 

Track & Field

$22,297

 

Skiing

$28,865

 

 

Swimming

$18,407

 

Track & Field

$22,297

 

 

Gymnastics

$15,516

 

Tennis

$21,533

 

 

Golf

$8,964

 

Swimming

$18,407

 

 

Tennis

$7,073

 

Gymnastics

$14,656

 

 

X Country

$4,000

 

Volleyball

$10,449

 

 

 

 

 

X Country

$4,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* T&F & X Country together are $26,297 Men's & Women's respectfully

*Data from Gender Equity Survey - October 16th, 2000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Men’s Operating Expenses or “Game Day Expenses”

 

Sport

 

$ Per Sport

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basketball

$7,238

 

 

 

 

Hockey

 

$2,905

 

 

 

 

Baseball

 

$2,786

 

 

 

 

Gymnastics

$1,940

 

 

 

 

Skiing

 

$1,604

 

 

 

 

Lacrosse

 

$1,588

 

 

 

 

Swimming

$1,416

 

 

 

 

Soccer

 

$1,284

 

 

 

 

Golf

 

$1,121

 

 

 

 

Tennis

 

$643

 

 

 

 

Track/X Country

$333

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* per capita for T & F & X Country determined by participants in indoor, outdoor and x country

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* data courtesy of the NCAA Gender Equity Survey - Oct 16th 2000

 

 


Analysis of Men’s Track & Field Operating Budget

 

 

Annual Operating Budget T/ F & X Country

$26,210

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less X Country estimate)

 

-$4,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less NCAA Matching

 

-$13,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less Annual Donations (50%)

-$2,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less fixed cost with Women's

?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Actual Operations Savings

$7,210

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuition Loss

 

 

$225,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* 50% of students/atheletes lost to UVM

 

* Average Tuition of  15,000 x 15

 

 

 

 


Women's Perspective
Janet Terp

 

The men's program has played a pivotal role in not only the development of the UVM women's team, but its ongoing success.

The first wave of women (Val Gardner, Carol Degan, Janet Lynch, and Janet Terp) greatly benefited from practicing and competing with the men's team. These women could not have achieved the regional and national prominence they were able to without the encouragement and support of their fellow male teammates. The early success of these women is responsible for the reputation UVM now enjoys as being one of the top intercollegiate programs in the New England and Eastern areas. We continue to early this reputation today and the men's program is directly responsible for this success.

Because the first women trained and competed with the men, the women's program has never viewed itself as a separate entity but rather as part of one program -- The UVM Track and Field Program. This ethos has served both the men and women exceedingly well.

I believe, and know that my former female teammates would agree with me, that the ongoing success of the women's team is truly dependent upon the men. The opportunity to train side by side with men, who are generally physically stronger and faster than women, only elevates a woman's performance during practice and in competition. I know that I would not have been as successful an athlete had it not been for the opportunity to train with fellow male jumpers, sprinters and multi-event athletes.

Additionally, our ability to successfully recruit some of the very best female athletes from around the country is due to the early success these women pioneers experienced with the track program. Again, I am not sure this would have been possible were it not for the relationship that developed early on between the men and women.

 


Title 9 -  Gender Equity Analysis – Participation

 

 

UVM Gender  Ratios - 1999-2000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student %

Athletic Dept %

Post Sept 13th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Men's

44.40%

 

47.80%

 

 

44.23%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Women’s

55.60%

 

52.20%

 

 

55.70%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

100.00%

 

100.00%

 

 

99.93%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Results from Team Cuts September 13th

 

 

 

 

 

Men's

 

Women's

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Track

 

57

 

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gymnastics

8

 

21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Volleyball

 

 

 

14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

65

 

35

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* information courtesy of the NCAA Gender Equity Survey - Sept 25, 2000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Division of Student Affairs Diversity Initiative

Diversity Initiative on Race and Ethnicity
Future Goals and Objectives Beyond Spring 2002

 

*To attract, recruit and enroll students of color to attend UVM.

*To retain students of color.

*To attract, recruit, and select students of color for leadership positions and student employment opportunities.

 

*Perhaps most interesting is the overwhelming impact that track and field has in ensuring minority participation opportunities.  Less than one-fourth of all participants in all Division I sports are members of ethnic minorities.  In contrast, more than one-third of all track and field student-athletes are ethnic minorities.

 


Men’s and Women’s Giving Totals for Past 6 Years

 

 

 

Track & Field

 

X Country

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FY96

 

3,768

 

623

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FY97

 

3,657

 

1,270

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FY98

 

3,065

 

490

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FY99

 

3,350

 

1,045

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FY2000

 

2,897

 

832

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FY2001

 

2,910

 

665

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Totals

 

19,647

 

4,925

 

 $24,572.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average per year

 

 

 

 $  4,095.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Information Courtesy of Development Office - MC Parker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Recent Athletic Achievement

 

Since intercollegiate T&F dual meet competition is infrequent, breaking records and conference meet achievements represents the best measurements of performance.

 

Record Breaking Performances – Past 3 years

 

          Indoors - 9 School Records Broken

          Outdoors – 5 School Records Broken

 

Conference Performance – Top 3

 

 

 

 

NAME

EVENT

YEAR

INFO.

Place

 

Eric Krawitt

10000m

1991-1992

Outdoor

Champion

 

George Deane

1000m

1999-2000

Indoor-School Record

Champion

 

Jamie Carmichael

3000mST

2000-2001

Outdoor

Champion

 

Brett Schneider

400mh

1998-1999

Outdoor

Champion

 

Jeff Guilmette

Discus

1998-1999

Outdoor

Champion

 

Jeff Guilmette

Discus

2000-2001

Outdoor

Champion

 

Matt Audibert

High Jump

1995-1996

Indoor

Champion

 

Matt Audibert

High Jump

1994-1995

Indoor

Champion

 

Matt Audibert

High Jump

1994-1995

Outdoor

Champion

 

Matt Audibert

High Jump

1993-1994

Outdoor

Champion

 

Matt Audibert

High Jump

1993-1994

Indoor

Champion

 

Casey Grant

Javelin

1993-1994

Outdoor

Champion

 

Andrew Bose

Long Jump

1994-1995

Indoor

Champion

 

Eric Gauthier

Pole Vault

1994-1995

Indoor

Champion

 

Eric Gauthier

Pole Vault

1994-1995

Outdoor

Champion

 

Eric Gauthier

Pole Vault

1993-1994

Outdoor

Champion

 

Eric Gauthier

Pole Vault

1993-1994

Indoor

Champion

 

Eric Gauthier

Pole Vault

1992-1993

Outdoor

Champion

 

Eric Gauthier

Pole Vault

1992-1993

Indoor

Champion

 

Jeff Guilmette

Shot Put

1997-1998

Indoor-Meet Record

Champion

 

Jeff Guilmette

Shot Put

1997-1998

Outdoor-Meet Record

Champion

 

Jeff Guilmette

Shot Put

1998-1999

Indoor-Meet Record

Champion

 

Jeff Guilmette

Shot Put

1998-1999

Outdoor-Meet Record

Champion

 

Jeff Guilmette

Shot Put

1999-2000

Indoor

Champion

 

Jeff Guilmette

Shot Put

2000-2001

Outdoor-Meet Record

Champion

 

Bruce Flaker

Shot Put

1995-1996

Indoor

Champion

 

Bruce Flaker

Shot Put

1995-1996

Outdoor

Champion

 

Bruce Flaker

Shot Put

1994-1995

Indoor

Champion

 

Bruce Flaker

Shot Put

1994-1995

Outdoor

Champion

 

Bruce Flaker

Shot Put

1993-1994

Outdoor

Champion


 

 

Keith Matiskella

10000m

1992-1993

Outdoor

Runner-Up

 

Pat Hamel

10000m

1994-1995

Outdoor

Runner-Up

 

Peter Raak

1000m

2000-2001

Indoor

Runner-Up

 

Erik Collier

110mh

1999-2000

Outdoor

Runner-Up

 

Jake Hollenbach

1500m

2000-2001

Outdoor

Runner-Up

 

Jake Galbreath

200m

2000-2001

Indoor

Runner-Up

 

Pat Hamel

5000m

1994-1995

Indoor

Runner-Up

 

Bruce Flaker

Discus

1994-1995

Outdoor

Runner-Up

 

Matt Audibert

High Jump

1992-1993

Indoor

Runner-Up

 

Andrew Bose

Long Jump

1994-1995

Outdoor

Runner-Up

 

Justin Engasser

Pole Vault

1996-1997

Outdoor

Runner-Up

 

Jeff Moreno

Pole Vault

1997-1998

Indoor

Runner-Up

 

Justin Engasser

Pole Vault

1995-1996

Outdoor

Runner-Up

 

Bruce Flaker

Shot Put

1993-1994

Indoor

Runner-Up

 

Justin Breen

Triple Jump

1994-1995

Indoor

Runner-Up

 

Jake Hollenbach

1000m

2000-2001

Indoor

Third Place

 

Jake Galbreath

200m

1999-2000

Indoor

Third Place

 

Joe Gingras

3000mST

1998-1999

Outdoor

Third Place

 

Peter Raak

3000mST

2000-2001

Outdoor

Third Place

 

Trond Nystad

3000mST

1993-1994

Outdoor

Third Place

 

Knut Nystad

3000mST

1992-1993

Outdoor

Third Place

 

Brett Schneider

400mh

1997-1998

Outdoor

Third Place

 

Bose, Breen, Waren, Gauthier

4x100m

1995-1996

Outdoor

Third Place

 

Unknown

4x100m

1992-1993

Outdoor

Third Place

 

Deane, Raak, Hollenbach, Janssen

4x800m

2000-2001

Indoor

Third Place

 

Keith Matiskella

5000m

1992-1993

Indoor

Third Place

 

Keith Matiskella

5000m

1991-1992

Outdoor

Third Place

 

Bruce Flaker

Discus

1995-1996

Outdoor

Third Place

 

Matt Price

Javelin

2000-2001

Outdoor

Third Place

 

Andrew Bose

Long Jump

1995-1996

Outdoor

Third Place

 

Justin Breen

Long Jump

1994-1995

Indoor

Third Place

 

Justin Breen

Long Jump

1994-1995

Outdoor

Third Place

 

Andrew Bose

Long Jump

1992-1993

Indoor

Third Place

 

Adam Robinson

Pole Vault

1995-1996

Indoor

Third Place



Spring 2000 – America East Outdoor Track and Field MVP – Jeff Guilmette - UVM

           


Case History

 

 

Overview:

 

I reviewed our situation with Jim Boulanger, Director of Track and Field at UNH. He expected the call and was up to date about the issues and anxious to help. In jest he stated that he " would be very disappointed if he couldn't look forward to beating Vermont in future track meets". I explained to him that we understood that UNH had undertaken a Track and Field fundraiser last year, to help insure that their new track could be completed.

 

Highlights from the discussion:

 

·         UNH's Track program in many ways parallels the program at UVM. Their annual budget for Men's X Country and Track and Field is $37K (versus $27K at UVM). They have a single Director of T & F, like UVM, and have faced similar financial challenges. In fact, UNH considering dropping Men's T & F a few years ago, but did not once it was pointed out to them that T & F had the highest content of in state participants of any sport at UNH.

 

·          Until this year, they had no Men's Scholarships. They now have 3 Men's scholarships.  UNH also had a very poor track, and had not held a track meet on campus for 20 years! Other schools refused to come to their facility due to concern about injuries to participants and the general poor conditions. Unlike Vermont, UNH supports a football program and the track was an integrated part of the stadium, and the total project cost over $2.0 Million.

 

·         Development at UNH did not believe that the T & F program could raise sufficient funds to meet the funding final funding requirement of $500K to complete their track. In fact, they discouraged their proposed fundraising plans. 

 

·         The fundraiser kicked off started in Nov, 2000 and ended in March, 2001. They started with a single mailer to about 900 individuals associated in someway with the program. This is a similar number to the 850 that we have at UVM. The letter was professionally written and began with a request to match the $1000 donated by the coach. All those who donated were offered the opportunity to be credited with Gold, Silver or Bronze status as key contributors to the track fundraiser. All individuals who gave at least $100 would be noted with some form of memorial at the track.

 

·         Jim noted that they generated about $238,000 in the first 7 weeks, with about 250 persons participating. He also noted that of these participants 64% or 160 had never given to the University. In the end about 190  individuals gave $1000 or more. By March, 2001 they reached close to $500k with $90K of this in pledges. At that point they considered sending out another letter but have not yet. This year's America East Championships will be held at UNH - the first on campus track meet in 20 years.


·         Jim offered to allow us access to his letters, plan, follow-up information and track newsletter. I expressed appreciation at this and promised a prompt follow up.

 

 

Conclusion:

 

I believe that there are enough parallels with UNH (size, history, state university) that we can be confident about our ability to raise a similar amount of money, especially if we have a compelling message that this is the only way to return Men's Track and Field to UVM.

 

Our message is compelling and important to all former and associated members of UVM Track and Field.