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Thursday, June 24, 2010

News from the NCAA: Women's basketball grants awarded to 12 DI institutions
The NCAA is awarding women’s basketball grants to 12 Division I institutions and two conferences as part of the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Grant Program to increase awareness, exposure and attendance.


For 2009-10, 10 of the 18 grant recipients increased their home game attendance averages, with grantee attendance up 7.5 percent overall. Eastern Michigan posted an increase in home attendance of 86.8 percent, while East Tennessee State increased its average attendance by 77.7 percent. Several grant recipients established single-game record attendance marks.

“We are proud that after the first two years of the program, 12 of our previous grant recipients are on track to achieve a 50 percent increase in attendance over a five-year period,” said Donohoe.