Did You Know...

Oct. 16, 2004

The University of Iowa is a member of the Big Ten Conference and the National Collegiate Athletic Association. As such, its administrative staff, coaching staff and more than 650 male and female student-athletes competing in 24 intercollegiate athletic sports programs are committed to achieving at the highest levels academically and athletically while making positive contributions to the greater Iowa City and University communities and the state of Iowa.

You probably knew most of the aforementioned. But there’s probably a lot you don’t know about the intercollegiate athletics program at the UI or how it operates within the greater University in a coordinated effort designed to assist in achieving the institution’s stated mission.

hawkeyesports.com will add a new fact to the first “Did You Know…” fact noted below periodically over the next two months in an effort to broaden understanding of how the operation of the intercollegiate athletics program complements the efforts of other staff and students of the University of Iowa.

If you have question, please don’t hesitate to e-mail us.

Did You Know…

General Fund money allocated to the current UI Department of Intercollegiate Athletics – like General Fund money allocated to the former UI Department of Women’s Intercollegiate Athletics – is used to fund the operation of the varsity women’s soccer and women’s rowing programs, to enhance the salaries for staff involved in the women’s varsity sports programs, and to assist the University in meeting the requirements of Title IX legislation.

(The UI Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will receive $1.9 million in General Fund support in 2004-05 — more than $200,000 less than what it received in 2003-04. This support will assist the University in achieving its stated mission of enhancing the undergraduate, graduate and professsional educational experience and to do so in a culturally diverse environment.)