Information Item # 1: Submitted by Jay Coleman, Faculty Athletic Representative          (2013-2014/Jan)



Intercollegiate Athletic Committee
Remarks to Faculty Association (December 5, 2013)


Overall Information:

  • 285 student-athletes (headcount) in 19 sports (some participate in multiple sports): 8 men’s teams and
    11 women’s teams
  • Participant distribution was 60% female in 2012-2013
  • Awarded $2.4 million in financial aid; 60% of that goes to women
  • 45 coaches (21 female)
  • Athletics total revenue in 2013-14 is estimated to be $8.9 million (was approx. $8.1 million last year)
  • $7.2 million of 2013-14 revenue expected to be from student athletics fees (second largest source will be game guarantees of about $605,000)
  • NCAA to provide another $388,000 in 2013-14 (up from $338,000 last year)
  • UNF will receive an estimated $180,000 over the next six years due to FGCU’s run to the Sweet 16 in last year’s NCAA Tournament
  • As comparison, the top 5 athletics revenue schools in 2012 were Texas ($163M), Ohio State ($142M), Michigan ($140M), Alabama ($125M), and Florida ($121M); FSU was 13th at $100M
  • No monies come from funds that could otherwise be used for academics (athletics is an auxiliary unit)
  • “Osprey Nation” student booster group has about 1400 members, up from 800 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 (men + women)
  • Finished second in A-Sun women’s all-sports trophy competition
  • Won four conference titles: men’s tennis, women’s sand volleyball, men’s golf, and women’s softball
  • Had six students win Atlantic Sun Athlete of the Year awards in their respective sport
  • 11 secondary (minor issues) NCAA violations in 2012-2013, which is quite normal vis-à-vis others (and is indicative of active, good faith compliance efforts)


  • 2012-2013 mean GPA:  Men:  3.02 (up from 2.85), Women: 3.301 (up from 3.15)
  • Overall Spring 2013 GPA (men + women):  3.20
  • Highest team GPAs:  Women:  Tennis (3.925), Men: Tennis (3.318)
  • Fall 2013 incoming freshmen on athletic aid (n=21): mean weighted GPA = 3.92, mean SAT = 1140
  • Summer 2013 incoming freshman on athletic aid (n=44): mean weighted GPA = 3.57, mean SAT = 1000
  • Graduation rate for 2006-07 freshman cohort (within six years): 65% (up from 63% for the previous cohort), versus 48% mean of all students
  • Four-class average (incoming in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006) graduation rate: 66%, versus 48% for all students
  • Graduation rate rises to 82% when adjusted for transfers, mid-year enrollees, and those leaving in good academic standing
  • None of our teams have any current 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.  However, women’s golf, men’s outdoor track, and men’s soccer are close enough that they bear watching.
  • Roughly half the student-athletes go to supervised study hall weekly, 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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