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Rice Athletics … Unconventional Success. Rick Greenspan Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, Recreation and Lifetime Fitness September 14, 2010. Rice Athletics … Mission Statement.

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    1. RiceAthletics…Unconventional Success Rick Greenspan Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, Recreation and Lifetime Fitness September 14, 2010

    2. Rice Athletics …Mission Statement • In support of the educational mission of Rice University – our mission is to guide and support Rice students in the pursuit of excellence – academically, athletically, and socially. Above all else, we produce difference-makers. • Guiding Principles: Respect, Positive Attitude, Focus, Accountability and Continuous Improvement

    3. Rice Athletics … Core Purpose • Our purpose is to govern competition in a fair, safe, equitable and sportsmanlike manner, and to integrate intercollegiate athletics into higher education so that the educational experience of the student-athlete is paramount. Core Values • The Association - through its member institutions, conferences and national office staff - shares a belief in and commitment to: • The collegiate model of athletics in which students participate as an avocation, balancing their academic, social and athletics experiences. • The highest levels of integrity and sportsmanship. • The pursuit of excellence in both academics and athletics. • The supporting role that intercollegiate athletics plays in the higher education mission and in enhancing the sense of community and strengthening the identity of member institutions. • An inclusive culture that fosters equitable participation for student-athletes and career opportunities for coaches and administrators from diverse backgrounds. • Respect for institutional autonomy and philosophical differences. • Presidential leadership of intercollegiate athletics at the campus, conference and national levels.

    4. Rice Athletics … Vision • Pursuit of excellence and integrity in athletics, in academics and in our communities; and to be recognized as a progressive leader in intercollegiate athletics. Core Values • Integrity • Excellence in Academics and Athletics • Student-Athlete Welfare • Innovation/Leadership • Sportsmanship • Equity and Diversity Mission Statement • Operate with integrity and advance high standards of academic performance, sportsmanship and equity • Organize, administer and promote intercollegiate athletics at nationally competitive levels on behalf of our members and their student-athletes.

    5. 16 Division I NCAA Sports Baseball Men’s Basketball Women’s Basketball Men’s Cross Country Women’s Cross Country Football Men’s Golf Women’s Soccer Women’s Swimming Women’s Tennis Men’s Tennis Men’s Indoor & Outdoor Track & Field Women’s Indoor & Outdoor Track & Field Volleyball Competing in C-USA University of Alabama at Birmingham University of Central Florida East Carolina University University of Houston Marshall University University of Memphis University of Southern Mississippi Southern Methodist University University of Texas @ El Paso Tulane University University of Tulsa Rice Athletics …Who we are

    6. Rice Athletics …Who we are Male/Female Male -249 Female-133 Total-382 State/Int’l Representation States-36 International-18

    7. Rice Athletics …Who we are Ethnicities Caucasian-229 African American-75 Asian American-13 Native American-5 Hispanic-5 Internationals-35 Multi-Racial-19 Mexican-American-9 Other-3

    8. Rice Athletics…In the Classroom 2009-10 • Six Owls earn Academic All-America honor • A record four Owls earned prestigious NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarships • John Berens – Men’s Track • Jessie Boulavsky – Volleyball • Erin Scott – Women’s Soccer • Kateyln Ostendof – Women’s Soccer • Rice wins its fifth-consecutive (out of a possible five) C-USA Institutional Excellence Award in recognition of its student-athletes posting the highest combined GPA among conference members. Rice’s combined GPA of 3.167 is its highest in five years as a member of C-USA. • Rice places a record 227 student-athletes on the 2009-10 C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll

    9. Rice Athletics …In the Classroom 2009 -10 • Rice’s Federal Graduation Rate for Student-Athletes is 85%. • Rice’s Graduation Success Rate for those who exhaust their athletic eligibility is 98%. Ranks 6th among NCAA Division I FBS institutions.

    10. Rice Athletics …In the ClassroomAPR Public Recognition 2008-09 Academic Progress Rate (APR) is a term by term measure of student-athletes’ eligibility, retention, and graduation. *Rank in FBS; 27th in all Division I (335 schools)

    11. Rice Athletics …Athletic Achievements 2009-10 • Baseball, Men’s Tennis, Volleyball and Golf earn berths in NCAA postseason play. • Baseball, Volleyball and Men’s Tennis win C-USA team championships • Four coaches (Wayne Graham-baseball; Seth Houston-women’s swimming; Ron Smarr-men’s tennis; Drew Scott-men’s golf) earn C-USA Coach of the Year honors. • Anthony Rendon named Dick Howser, Baseball America and College Baseball Writer’s National College Baseball Player of the Year College. Rendon becomes the third Owl in the last four years to be named C-USA Male Athlete of the Year. • Meredith Shamun, National Volleyball Setter of the Year • Bruno Rosa (Men’s tennis) and Anthony Rendon (baseball) earn C-USA Player of the Year honors. • Christopher Brown becomes Rice’s first medalist in conference golf competition since 1989. • Philip Adam repeats as an Academic All American and earns All America honors in the decathlon…becomes the first two-time, first-team, Academic All-American in track in C-USA history.

    12. Rice Athletics …In the Classroom 2009-10 • Fall of 2009 – 13 out of 16 teams had better than a 3.0 team semester GPA • Spring of 2010 - 12 out of 16 teams had better than a 3.0 team semester GPA • Six Owls earn Academic All-America honor • A record four Owls earned prestigious NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarships (John Berens – Men’s Track; Jessie Boulavsky – Volleyball; Erin Scott – Women’s Soccer; Kateyln Ostendof – Women’s Soccer) • Rice wins its fifth-consecutive (out of a possible five) C-USA Institutional Excellence Award in recognition of its student-athletes posting the highest combined GPA among conference members. Rice’s combined GPA of 3.167 is its highest in five years as a member of C-USA. • A record number of 227 Rice student-athletes were named to were named to the C-USA’s Commissioner’s Honor Roll with a 3.0 cumulative GPA. This represents 63% or our student-athletes, the highest number and percentage of all C-USA institutions. • Five Rice student-athletes earned C-USA Scholar Athlete of the Year for their respective sport.

    13. Rice Athletics …Student-Athlete Development Professional Development • over 550 individual meetings hosted with over 125 student-athletes • Hosted career panels, resume writing & review; mock interviews, “What do I want to be …” • Connected with over 400 alumni who have provided time, advice, mentoring current SAs. • Worked with over 30 companies who have employed current SAs in undergraduate internships Personal Development • Conducted sessions in nutrition, alcohol responsibility, etiquette, personal finance, “What to do before I sign,” confidence/self-esteem, healthy relationships, personal sexual responsibility and social networking responsibility. Community Service • Rice SAs participated in well over 1,500 hours of community service activities. • Most successful community service project was the “Rice Readers” program with our local elementary schools (114 SAs representing every sports participated) • 2009-10 Rice Athletics Community Service award presented to volleyball and swim team. Averaged over 20 hours of volunteer time per student-athlete.

    14. Graduate Outcomes: Of the 55 active student-athletes: Employed 22 (40%) Accenture, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, BP, Capital One, Deloitte, Duncanville High School, Ernst & Young, Iowa State University, Krueger & Catalano, Capital Partners, LLC, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Quorum, Teach for America Reported salary ranges were $50,000 ‐ $65,000 with “signing” bonuses ranging from $3,000 ‐ $10,000 and one offer including graduate school and the sponsoring of the student‐athlete’s Grad /school - 24 (43.6%) Chiropractic School - Parker College or Texas Chiropractic College Developmental Psychology – University of Houston Law - Vanderbilt University, University of Arkansas, Texas Wesleyan, John Marshall, Brooklyn Law School MBA – Florida A&M, Medicine – Baylor, Washington University, Emory University, Duke University Physical Therapy Professional Careers – 7 student‐athletes: 2 Football, 2 Golf, 2 Baseball, 1 Basketball Undecided - Only 2 student‐athletes are classified as “not‐seeking”. Rice Athletics …Who Knew

    15. Rice Athletics …Rice is in a state of transition “Rice is in a state of transition. It is a transition from good to better. Facing extraordinary opportunity, the institution is about to become braver, stronger, sounder, and more beautiful. What of truth has been attained here by teachers and thinkers, will abide… What of beauty has been wrought here by architects and engineers, will endure… What of courage and freedom, of conscience and fair play, has been achieved here by students and researchers, will continue… And at Rice the good life will continue to be lived, but better.”   -Edgar Odell Lovett introducing his successor, March 4, 1946

    16. Rice Athletics …Senior staff Rick Greenspan Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, Recreation and Lifetime Fitness • Master’s Degree Idaho State University; B.S. University of Maryland; Athletic Director previously at United States Military Academic at West Point and Indiana University • Director of Rice Athletics 16 Division I programs and Rice University’sBarbara and David Gibbs Recreation and Wellness Center

    17. Rice Athletics …Senior staff Leslie Claybrook Senior Associate Athletics Director / Senior Woman Administrator • B.A. University of Alabama; M.Ed. Mercer University; women’s basketball student-athlete at Alabama; previously Associate Athletics Director at Samford University and Birmingham-Southern College • Academics • Admissions Liaison • Coordinator for departmental diversity and equity planning • NCAA Compliance • RUAC Liaison • Student-Athlete Development • SWA duties with NCAA and Conference USA • Sport Administrator – Women’s Basketball, Golf, Swimming, Women’s Tennis, Men’s and Women’s Track & Field/Cross Country, and Volleyball

    18. Rice Athletics …Senior staff Brian Michael Cooper Business & Finance Operations Manager • A.B. Cornell, M.P.P. Harvard and J.D. Columbia; football student-athlete at Cornell; previously President of the Rio Grande Valley Vipers and practicing attorney • Administer personnel, game and vendor contracts • Assist in the development of multiyear strategic and financial planning • Develop cost saving initiatives • Special Projects

    19. Rice Athletics …Senior staff Dr. Jack Garrett Senior Associate Athletics Director Sport Administration and Support Services • B.S.E. Northwest Missouri State University; M.S.E. Idaho State University; Ph.D. Texas A&M University; previously Associate Athletics Director at Indiana University and 20 year faculty member at Augustana College (chair of the education department) • Equipment room operations • Strength and Conditioning • Facility Planning • Facility Scheduling • Event Management • Sport Administrator – Baseball, Soccer and Men’s Tennis

    20. Rice Athletics …Senior staff Jerry Lewis Associate Athletics Director - Finance • B.B.A. Bryant University; C.P.A. State of Texas; former U.S. Army Paratrooper (Infantry); employed at Rice for 24 years. • Daily Budget Management • Coordination of financial matters • Audit

    21. Rice Athletics …Senior staff Rick Mello Senior Executive Athletics Director • B.S. Utah State University; previously Associate Commissioner at Sun Belt Conference; Athletic Director at FIU and Arkansas State University • Budget Oversight and Planning • Development • Human Resources • IMG Relationship • Licensing • Marketing, Sales and Promotion • Sports Information • Ticket Office • Sport Liaison – Men’s Basketball and Football

    22. Rice Athletics …Senior staff Tina Villard Director of Recreation Center and Activities • M.S. Middle Tennessee State University; B. S. Brock University; employed at Rice 10 years • Operations of Gibbs Recreation Center and associated facilities • Recreation programming • Recreation facility scheduling • Recreation Center memberships • Administration of Recreation Center • Programming of Recreation and Activities

    23. Rice Athletics …I Believe …

    24. Rice Athletics …Overall Objectives

    25. Rice Athletics …Ticket Information • We need you in the stands to support our outstanding student-athletes and excellent coaches! • Tickets are available through our ticket office! • Free to all athletic events (except football and men’s basketball) • Contact ticket office at ext. 4068 or tickets@rice.edu

    26. QUESTIONS