Dear Tiger Scholarship Fund Donor, It is hard to believe I am nearing the completion of my second year as the Director of Athletics of this outstanding institution. The Memphis community has been overwhelmingly welcoming to me and my family, and we are so proud to call Memphis home. Memphis Athletics has made tremendous progress in building on a proud tradition, but we have much left to do. I look forward to working with each of you as we continue our journey. There are too many athletic and academic accomplishments this past year to list them all, but here are a few achievements that came as a direct result of your support:
• 228 student-athletes earned at least a 3.0 grade point average (1st among C-USA for 2012-13) • Men’s basketball reached the third round of the NCAA tournament in March 2013 • Seven teams scored a perfect 1000 for Academic Performance Rate (APR) • Senior football player Tom Hornsey was presented the prestigious Ray Guy Award as the nation’s best punter and was named First Team All-American • Our programs posted an overall Graduation Success Rate (GSR) of 84% for 2012-13 • The men’s and women’s tennis teams both qualified for the 2013 NCAA tournament, with the men reaching the Sweet Sixteen • Our men’s basketball program was one of 13 teams in the nation to receive an NCAA Public Recognition Award for having an APR score in the top 10% and participating in the NCAA tournament
Your continued support of our 400+ student-athletes remains a critical component of our student-athletes’ success. TSF donations are about much more than per-seat donation requirements. Many of you give well beyond your required donation. It is because of such generosity the Tigers are able to compete at the highest levels in the classroom, on the field of competition and in the community.
GO TIGERS GO! At the University of Memphis, the Department of Athletics develops and coaches student-athletes in 11 different sports and on 18 different teams; markets University sporting events and liaises with sports media; and coordinates corporate sponsorships and donation requests — all without
Please join me in supporting Tiger Athletics and the Tiger Scholarship Fund by renewing your donation today. Be sure to return your enclosed form prior to the May 15 deadline or pay online at www.memphis.edu/tsf. If you have further questions, please call us at 901.678.2334 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your continued support of Tiger student-athletes and the Tiger Scholarship Fund. Go Tigers! Sincerely,
significant University funding. Your donation to the Tiger Scholarship Fund directly supports and enhances the experience of the more than 400 student-athletes at the University of Memphis.
Our Mission The mission of the Memphis Athletics Development Office is to generate funding for student-athlete scholarships and improved facilities, as well as to provide general support for the University of Memphis Athletics Department. We accomplish these goals through the Tiger Scholarship Fund,
Tom Bowen Director of Athletics University of Memphis
the True Blue Society, and the M Club, and by cultivating relationships that encourage private giving by those businesses and individuals who share our commitment, passion and vision for Tiger Athletics.
SPORTS SMARTS The University of Memphis is committed to ensuring our student-athletes succeed in both sports and academics. That commitment has paid off, culminating in 228 University of Memphis student-athletes on the 2012-2013 C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll — a school record and the most of any university in C-USA last year.
“I was born and raised in Memphis. Receiving an athletic scholarship has allowed me to earn my degree while also representing my city on a national level. I work hard to make Tiger Nation proud. Thank you for the opportunity you provided me by supporting the Tiger Scholarship Fund.” Tiger men’s basketball guard Joe Jackson has played in 124 games, averaging 11.9 points, 4 assists and 2.7 rebounds. In August 2013, he graduated with a degree in Organizational Leadership and is currently pursuing a second degree in Nonprofit Development and Administration. During his career at the University of Memphis, Joe has been named to or awarded the following: • University of Memphis Dean’s List • Tiger 3.0 Club • 2011 and 2012 C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll • Inclusion to the 2013-2014 Wooden Award and Naismith Trophy preseason watch lists (the Wooden Award and the Naismith Trophy are National Player of the Year awards) • 2013-2014 Lowe’s Senior CLASS award candidate • 2013-2014 Bob Cousy Award candidate • 2013-2014 Preseason All-American Athletic Conference First Team • 2012-2013 C-USA Player of the Year • 2012-2013 All C-USA First Team • 2012-2013 USBWA District IV Team • 2012-2013 NABC District I I First Team • 2011 and 2012 C-USA Tournament MVP, becoming the first player in league history to earn the designation in back-to-back seasons • 2011 and 2012 C-USA All-Tournament Team
“I am a Dean’s List Biomedical Engineering major and captain of the Memphis women’s soccer team. I am using my gifts to make a positive impact on others and will continue to do so after college. I am so thankful to all the Tiger Scholarship Fund members who are helping make my dreams a reality.” Kylie Davis is pursuing her degree in Biomedical Engineering and has a cumulative 3.48 GPA. The Quebec native is also the captain of the University of Memphis women’s soccer team and started and played in 18 of the squad’s 21 matches in 2013.
59.5% of student-athletes earned academic honors (a GPA of 3.0 or above).
84% The Graduation Success Rate was 84%, up more than 10 percentage points from 2008-2009.
During her career at the University of Memphis, Kylie has been named to or awarded the following:
• University of Memphis Dean’s List • Tiger 3.0 Club • 2013 American Athletic Conference All-Tournament Team
Memphis Men’s Basketball, Men’s Cross
• 2013 American Athletic Conference First Team All-Conference
Country, Women’s Golf, Women’s Tennis,
• 2012-2013 Distinguished Herff Scholarship
Women’s Track and Field, Women’s
• 2012 and 2013 Team Captain • 2012 C-USA First Team All-Conference • 2012 NSCA A All-Central Region • 2012 Canada U20 World Cup • 2011 C-USA All-Freshman Team
The average Academic Performance Rate
Volleyball and Rifle teams all earned a
for all Memphis Tigers was 978.
perfect 1,000 Academic Performance Rate.
DONATION LEVELS PER SEASON TICKET
DONOR BENEFITS CHART
Assists with the Education of a Student-Athlete Provides Books for a Student-Athlete Covers In-State Scholarship for a Student-Athlete Covers Out-of-State Scholarship for a Student-Athlete Tax Deduction Subscription to TSF Weekly e-Newsletter Tiger Insider TSF Online Recognition Recognition in Football Game Day Programs Priority for Away Games, Postseason Tickets, and Travel ^
PRIORITY PRIORITY PRIORITY PRIORITY PRIORITY PRIORITY PRIORITY PRIORITY PRIORITY PRIORITY 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Priority for Football and Basketball Regular Season Tickets ^
PRIORITY PRIORITY PRIORITY PRIORITY PRIORITY PRIORITY PRIORITY PRIORITY PRIORITY PRIORITY 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Football Game Day Hospitality Passes ^ FB Season-ticket-holders only
Complimentary Football Parking Pass ^ FB Season-ticket-holders only
Access to Purchase Lee’s Landing Basketball Parking ^ MBB Season-ticket-holders only
PRIORITY 5 PRIORITY 4 PRIORITY 3 PRIORITY 2 PRIORITY 1 ONE PASS ONE PASS ONE PASS ONE PASS ONE PASS
Access to Purchase FedExForum Basketball Parking ^ MBB Season-ticket-holders only
PRIORITY 4 PRIORITY 3 PRIORITY 2 PRIORITY 1 ONE PASS ONE PASS TWO PASSES TWO PASSES
Access to Purchase Tiger Lane Football Parking ^ FB Season-ticket-holders only
PRIORITY PRIORITY PRIORITY PRIORITY 4 3 2 1
Men’s Basketball Game Day Hospitality Passes
Donation Level (Per Seat) 3,150
$ $ $ $ $ $
Special Invitations to Seasonal Events
Special Gift from Director of Athletics, Tom Bowen
Letters A-V represent rows in corresponding seating directions. ^ Subject to Availability Benefits for annual gifts from July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015
THE COST OF FULL ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIPS TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS
“I have been honored to represent the University of Memphis for the past four years. Because of your support, I was named the Ray Guy Award Winner, given to the nation’s top punter. In the future, I hope to play in the NFL and continue to represent the University of Memphis on a national stage. Thank you for this incredible opportunity.” A four-year starting punter, Tom Hornsey is originally from Australia and is pursuing his degree in Exercise and Sport Science. He holds a 3.14 GPA. During his career at the University of Memphis, Tom has been named to or awarded the following: • University of Memphis Dean’s List • Tiger 3.0 Club • 2011, 2012 and 2013 C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll • 2013 NCA A Consensus All-America • 2013 First-Team All-America selection by American Football Coaches Association®, Associated Press, Athlon Sports, Football Writers Association of America and USA Today™ • 2013 American Athletic Conference Co-Special Teams Player of the Year • 2013 First-Team All-American Athletic Conference selection • 2013 Ray Guy Award winner • 2010 and 2013 Tigers’ Special Teams Player of the Year • 2010 FWA A Freshman All-American (the first player in Memphis football history to receive this honor) • 2010 C-USA All-Freshman Team • 2010 Ralph Hatley Scholar-Athlete Award
“I can’t tell you what a privilege it is to compete as a Division I athlete and represent the University of Memphis. More importantly, I am very thankful for the opportunity to earn a degree from this outstanding institution. The Tiger Scholarship Fund is a game-changer for Memphis student-athletes.” Originally from Chicago, sophomore Asianna Fuqua-Bey is Memphis’ leading rebounder this season, averaging 7.2 rebounds per game. She is currently pursuing a major in Sport and Leisure Management and a minor in Criminal Justice, while maintaining a 3.6 GPA. During her career at the University of Memphis, Asianna has been named to or awarded the following: • University of Memphis Dean’s List • Tiger 3.0 Club • Tiger Academic 30 • 2013 C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll • Sophomore starter • C-USA Freshman of the Week
The cost of granting scholarships to our student-athletes has grown by more than
21 since the ’09-’10 %
Enhancing Our Facilities, Improving Our Teams
FOOTBALL The proposed 72,000-square-foot expansion of the Murphy Athletic Complex would feature the following: • An indoor practice facility • Expanded athletic training facilities • Team training table/dining hall • Academic center • Coaches’ offices
In 2013, University of Memphis Interim President Brad Martin announced a $40 million capital campaign aimed at improving athletic facilities on the Park Avenue Campus. The ongoing campaign has already secured more than 25% of the needed funds, bolstered by a $10 million contribution from Bill and Nancy Laurie — the largest donation in the history of the Athletic Department — and a $250,000 contribution from the Tigers’ Men’s Basketball Coach, Josh Pastner.
The proposed new practice facility would measure more than 86,000 square feet and include the following: • Practice courts • Players’ lounge • Athletic training center • Video room • Expansive weight room and weight-training center • Team training table/dining hall • Academic center • Hall of Tradition highlighting the legacy of Tiger Basketball • Locker room • Coaches’ offices • Meeting rooms
BASEBALL Improvements and additions to the baseball facilities would include the following: • A team meeting room • A team training table/dining hall • Coaches’ offices • Officials’ locker room
SOFTBALL Improvements and additions to the softball facilities would include the following: • An indoor hitting facility • An expanded clubhouse with team meeting room • An athletic training room • Coaches’ offices
Many of our athletic programs will be greatly impacted
Similarly, our men’s basketball program competes at the
by the planned facility improvements. Tiger football,
highest level of collegiate ball and is recognized as one of
for instance, stands at a transformative moment. Across
the nation’s elite programs. However, we cannot simply
the country, football is increasingly the foundation for
stay the course; we must continue to improve. We already
a successful university athletics program, and though
play our home games at FedExForum®, the nation’s finest
Improvements and additions to the soccer facilities would include the following: • Outdoor lights • A scoreboard • A press box • Grandstands
we’ve recently made great improvements to our football
arena, but we hope to develop the nation’s finest practice
program, Murphy Athletic Complex lacks the basic
facility, keeping us well ahead of the competition.
training facilities and infrastructure that separate the nation’s good football programs from the truly great ones.
In addition to football and men’s basketball, this
To remain competitive in football recruitment, and thus
monumental capital campaign will benefit student-
continue building a successful program,
athletes who play baseball, softball, men’s and women’s
we must invest in our facilities.
soccer, and men’s and women’s track and field.
TRACK & FIELD Improvements and additions to the track and field facilities would include the following: • New, nine-lane track featuring 48-inch lanes • State-of-the-art, championship-condition track surface (the same surface used for the Olympic Trials in Oregon), certified to host all levels of track competitions • Full hammer cage • Multiple throw areas • Pole vault and jumping areas that are reversible to accommodate wind conditions
GET IN THE GAME M Club An Elite Letter Winner Association, the M Club supports Tiger Athletics by uniting past, present and future student-athletes through service, programs and events. Membership is $50 annually and is open to anyone who has lettered in a sport at the University of Memphis. In addition, the M Club offers mentoring opportunities for current student-athletes and scholarships for former letter winners who are interested in returning to school and finishing their degrees.
“I will graduate magna cum laude in Spring 2014, and I am proud to have been named to the Capital One Academic All-America Team. Receiving a scholarship has afforded me the opportunity to excel both in the classroom and on the pitch. I am forever grateful to the Tiger Scholarship Fund members.” Soccer forward Mark Sherrod will graduate magna cum laude in May 2014 with a degree in Civil Engineering. He currently holds a cumulative 3.5 GPA and ranks third in the University’s history for career goals — 42 — and for career points — 96. During his career at the University of Memphis, Mark has been named to or awarded the following: • University of Memphis Dean’s List • Was taken by the Houston Dynamo in the second round of the 2014 Major League Soccer Superdraft • 2012-2013 C-USA Scholar Athlete of the Year • 2012-2013 C-USA All-Academic Team • 2012 Capital One Academic All-America® Team • 2012 NSCA A Men’s Scholar All-America First Team • 2012 NSCA A Scholar All-South Region Team • 2011 NSCA A All-America • 2011 College Soccer News All-American • 2011 CoSIDA Academic All-American • 2011 and 2012 CoSIDA Academic All-District • 2011 and 2012 NSCA A All-Midwest Region First Team • 2011 C-USA Player of the Year • 2011 and 2012 C-USA Offensive Player of the Year • 2011 and 2012 C-USA First Team • 2011 and 2012 C-USA All-Academic Team • 2011 Herman Trophy Semifinalist
“During my time at Memphis, I have had the privilege of contributing to a successful track and field team while maintaining a near 4.0 GPA. My experience at the University of Memphis has been truly incredible, and I am appreciative of the opportunity. Thank you for supporting me and my teammates.”
True Blue Society The True Blue Society, the Memphis Athletic Department’s major gift program, offers University of Memphis supporters the ultimate donor experience. As a member of the True Blue Society, donors receive unique benefits such as recognition at athletic events, exclusive naming rights, and the opportunity to travel with the team or attend exclusive events with coaches and student-athletes. The True Blue Society also allows gifts to be restricted or
A native of Germany, Sabrina Hochreuther is a talented pole vaulter on the University of Memphis women’s track and field team. She is currently studying Criminal Justice and holds a 3.96 GPA. During her career at the University of Memphis, Sabrina has been named to or awarded the following: • University of Memphis Dean’s List
unrestricted, providing the maximum impact to the team or teams of the donor’s choice. Membership in the True Blue Society is outside of any gifts or donations made to the Tiger Scholarship Fund and does not count toward priority seating or parking.
Young Alumni Program
• Tiger 3.0 Club • Tiger Academic 30 • 4.0 GPA in Fall 2012 and Spring 2013
The Young Alumni program allows recent
• 2013 C-USA Commissioner’s Medal
of graduation) to join the Tiger Scholarship Fund at
• 2012-2013 USTFCCCA All-Academic Honors
half the cost, up to the $1,000 Bengal Tiger Giving
• 2013 C-USA Bronze Medal Indoor Pole Vault • 2013 All-C-USA Indoor Track and Field Third Team • Set a new Indoor Pole Vault program record of 4.03 m (13'2.5") in 2013 • Qualified for the 2013 NCA A Outdoor Track and Field East Preliminary
University of Memphis graduates (within five years
level. For example, if a recent graduate were to donate $250, the Athletic Department will show that alumnus donating at the $500 level, and he or she would get priority seating based on the higher level.
From all of us at the Memphis Athletic Department and the Tiger Scholarship Fund,
THANK YOU for your continued support of your University of Memphis Tigers!
University of Memphis / Athletics Development Office 260 Athletic Office Building, Memphis, TN 38152 901.678.2334 email@example.com memphisathleticsdevelopment.com
Published on Mar 24, 2014