- Aug 6, 2001
Rowing is a very strong club sport in college. Perhaps they can pivot to that, raise some funds on their own, and tap into UConn provides activity funds for clubs.@Dan Murfman - Are you a UConn alum?
From that article...
"During the public-speaking portion of the Board of Trustees meeting on Wednesday, Jennifer Sanford, women’s rowing coach, revealed that Benedict informed her on Tuesday afternoon that her program would be one of those ticketed for elimination in the forthcoming proposal.
Sanford said she did not see it coming, that she thought her program would be safe because the scholarships and opportunities it offered female athletes were necessary to offset football and meet Title IX requirements. She also said she hoped her rowers would be able to compete next season.
While some programs - including men’s golf and track and field - were able to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars in funds over the last few weeks, likely helping to save the programs, Sanford said she didn’t “rally the troops” thinking her program was safe. She said she was informed by Benedict at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday her program could be eliminated."
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Oof. I know that the swim team and T&F team and golf team worked really hard to raise money to keep their sports alive. Looks like it didn't help for men's swimming, but may have helped men's golf. To not "rally the troops" and raise money is a gigantic error by the rowing coach.