Information Item# 4- Submitted by Jennifer Kane, Faculty Athletic Representative (2015/2016 - May)
Intercollegiate Athletic Committee Remarks to Faculty Association (April 7, 2016)
Academic Achievements of our Student Athletes
2015-2016: 296 student-athletes in 19 sports (some participate in multiple sports): 8 men’s teams and 11 women’s teams (53% female)
Atlantic Sun Academic Honors (3.0 or higher with athletic achievement component)
- Cumulative GPA for Fall 2015 All UNF UNDERGRADUATES: 2.96
- 2014-2015 mean GPA: Men: 3.07; Women: 3.263
- Overall Spring 2015 GPA (men + women): 3.2
- Highest team GPAs: Women: Golf (3.651); Men: Tennis (3.407)
- Overall Fall 2015 GPA (men + women): 3.27
- Highest team GPAs: Women: Golf (3.710); Men: Tennis (3.594)
Atlantic Sun All-Academic awards (2014-2015)
- Cross Country: 3
- Men's Soccer: 2
- Volleyball: 1
- Men's Basketball: 2
- Trent Mackey (ASUN Scholar-Athlete of the Year)
- Indoor Track: 6
- Swimming (CCSA Conference): 14
Academic Support (new this academic year)
- 177/260 students recognized for ASUN All-Academic awards. They had to maintain a 3.0 GPA for the 2014-2015 academic year. (Completely academic with no athletic component)
- staff partnered with the Thomas G. Carpenter Library to offer mandatory library orientations for freshmen student-athletes and new transfers.
- Thomas G. Carpenter Library now hosts afternoon study hall for student-athletes. Students have access to all of the Library resources while still being able to obtain study hall hours.
- members of the library staff and athletic staff presented at the FLA conference in March and the title of the presentation was "Why not play ball? When athletes and libraries partner, together, everyone wins."
Spring 2015 ASUN Conference Champions:
- Men’s Golf, Women’s Tennis, Baseball, Beach Volleyball (shared with Stetson)
Fall 2016 ASUN Conference Champions:
The Osprey Club (fundraising arm of the Athletic Department)
- Men’s Soccer, Men’s Basketball
- Men’s Basketball made it’s first NIT tournament
- raised over $433,000 from 590 Osprey Club members which is a 10% increase in dollars raised and a 16% increase in donors acquired compared to FY15.
- has acquired 114 new donors, 35 are first time donors to UNF.
- has a 47% retention rate from previous years.