Information Item #2 - Submitted by Jay Coleman, Faculty Athletic Representative          (2012-2013/Dec)


Intercollegiate Athletic Committee

Remarks to Faculty Association (November 1, 2012)


Overall Information:

  • 287 student-athletes (headcount) in 19 sports (some participate in multiple sports): 8 men's teams and 11 women's teams
  • Participant distribution was 58.5% female in 2011-2012
  • Awarded $2.16 million in financial aid; 61% of that goes to females
  • 48 coaches (20 female)
  • Athletics total revenue in 2012-2013 is estimated at $8.05 million (was approx. $7.43 million 
    last year)
  • $6.7 million of revenue is from student athletics fees (second largest source was game guarantees of about $580,000)
  • NCAA provides about $307,000 in additional funding
  • As comparison, the top 5 athletics revenue schools are Texas ($150 million), Ohio State ($132 million), Alabama ($125 million), Florida ($123 million), and Michigan ($123 million)
  • No monies come from funds that could otherwise be used for academics
  • Relatively new "Osprey Nation" student booster group up to more than 800 members vs. only 60 last year ($10 per year, or $30 for full college career, gets a t-shirt and preferred seating for basketball)
  • Finished third in Atlantic Sun All-Sports Trophy competition; would have won had the league counted our championship in the inaugural season of women's sand volleyball
  • Won three conference titles: women's tennis, women's sand volleyball, and men's golf (men's golf went on to finish 12th in the national championship tournament, tied with Florida)
  • Had six students win Atlantic Sun Athlete of the Year awards in their respective sport
  • 11 secondary (minor issues) NCAA violations in 2011-2012, which is quite normal vis-à-vis others (and is indicative of active, good faith compliance efforts)



  • 2011-2012 mean GPA:  3.02  (across men and women): 2.85  (men), 3.15  (women)
  • Fall 2012 incoming freshmen admissions (n=19): mean weighted GPA = 4.014, mean SAT = 1170
  • Summer 2012 incoming freshman admissions (n=17): mean weighted GPA = 3.431, mean SAT = 1020
  • Graduation rate for 2005-06 freshman cohort (within six years): 63%  (57% men, 67% women), versus 50% mean of all students
  • Four-class average (incoming in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005) graduation rate: 67%,  versus48% for all students
  • Graduation rate rises to 83% when adjusted for transfers, mid-year enrollees, and those leaving in good academic standing
  • 53% of student-athletes have a GPA over 3.00
  • None of our teams have any issues in regard to the NCAA's Academic Progress Rate necessary to avoid penalties such as being ineligible for post-season competition, financial aid reductions, reductions in practice time or competition, coaching suspensions, etc.
  • Kayla Conrad (women's track) was awarded the prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, one of only 13 women chosen nationally (and represented second straight year UNF had a winner of that scholarship)
  • 145 student-athletes currently go to supervised study hall each week, including all new and any deemed "at-risk"; morning and afternoon study hall sessions are staff-monitored; many also use A.C.E. for tutoring


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