Women's Hoops Blog

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Speaking of attendance:
The University of Hartford was one of 14 institutions and four conferences selected to receive funding through the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Grant Program, which is in its second year.
The grant program, which will provide Hartford with $50,000 in marketing money, is designed to increase awareness, exposure and attendance of women's basketball. Hartford's proposal to the NCAA was built around increasing its women's basketball season ticket holders by 300 percent over three years.
“We are pleased with the success of many of last year’s grant recipients and are excited to see what these new recipients are able to achieve with this assistance,” said NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Vice President Sue Donohoe. “When resources are allocated and efforts are focused to promote women’s basketball, it can provide a meaningful return on the investment.
Per the NCAA, other sites include:
Auburn University; Big South Conference
Cornell University
East Tennessee State University
Eastern Michigan University
Iowa State University
Patriot League
San Diego State University
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Riverside
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of Kansas
University of Miami (Florida)
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
University of South Carolina, Columbia
West Coast Conference
Western Athletic Conference