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EDUCATION THROUGH RECREATION

DIVISION OF RECREATIONAL SPORTS

Profiles 2011-12

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Divisional Overview 2011–12 For over 96 years, the Division of Recreational Sports has been a part of campus life. Nationally, the Division is recognized as one of the oldest and largest collegiate recreational sports programs in the country. What began as the Men’s Intramural Program expanded and evolved over decades to become one of the most popular programs on campus and an essential part of the Longhorn experience. Today, Recreational Sports features six distinct program areas – Intramural Sports, Fitness/Wellness, Sport Clubs, Instructional, Outdoor Recreation and Informal Recreation. Eight wide-ranging facilities offer over 500,000 square feet of indoor space and 40 acres of outdoor space. The Division’s reach extends to students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, visitors and the general community who enjoy access to a comprehensive array of facilities, programs, services and special events. As testament to its popularity among students, over 91 percent of the undergraduate population participates in RecSports and 96 percent say they would recommend RecSports to others. Overall, students and RecSports members accrue more than 3.6 million hours of participation annually while virtual visits to the RecSports website amount to one million each year. As a unit of Student Affairs, RecSports supports and complements the University’s academic and public service objectives, assists in fulfilling its core purpose and values, and contributes significantly to the University’s disciplined culture of excellence. With these goals in mind, the Division collaborates with students, campus departments and agencies, as well as the general community, by hosting nearly 6,000 special events each year at RecSports facilities, including receptions, student orientations, meetings, dances, sports tournaments, college convocations, fundraisers and much more. In doing so, Recreational Sports provides environments that foster community building and creates opportunities that contribute to a personal sense of belonging. Meeting these objectives is essential in creating a sense of community among the diverse student population of more than 50,000 that inhabits the 350-acre main campus with 17 colleges and schools, and 24,000 faculty and staff. As RecSports looks ahead to its 100th anniversary in 2016, it steadfastly endeavors to continue to enrich the lives of students outside the classroom by promoting physical fitness, healthy habits and balanced behaviors, and teaching meaningful life skills that will result in their becoming involved and responsible citizens.

FACILITIES Anna Hiss Gym Bellmont Hall Caven Lacrosse and Sports Center at Clark Field Gregory Gymnasium Gregory Gym Aquatic Complex PRC J. Neils Thompson Commons Rec Center Recreational Sports Center Whitaker Fields and Tennis Complex

PROGRAMS Fitness/Wellness Informal Recreation Instructional Intramural Sports Outdoor Recreation Sport Clubs

STATEMENT ON DIVERSITY The Division of Recreational Sports embraces the University’s diverse campus culture by welcoming all ideas and perspectives, and by placing a high value on the dignity and personal growth of each individual. Recreational Sports is part of a Student Affairs community that enriches the learning environment by fostering diversity and practicing inclusiveness. The Division’s programs, services and facilities strive to provide meaningful opportunities to exchange ideas and explore differences in a respectful environment. RecSports welcomes individual expression and endeavors to create an atmosphere where human understanding, civility, and mutual respect are valued and demonstrated.

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Divisional Overview 2011–12 VISION, MISSION, VALUES OUR VISION: Exceeding Expectations The Division of Recreational Sports is committed to being the very best of its kind, an organization that continually advances the industry standard and leads the transformation of recreational sports programs nationwide. We envision a dynamic program that positively engages every student and member of The University of Texas community by offering diverse opportunities for the development and growth of the whole person.

OUR MISSION: Commitment to Excellence As a Student Affairs agency, Recreational Sports meets the ever-changing needs and interests of students and the campus community by providing programs, services and facilities that are comprehensive, inclusive and unsurpassed in quality. Through participation, we enhance the sociological, physiological and psychological well-being of each individual. We create environments and opportunities that foster community, form lasting memories and instill a sense of belonging. We promote physical fitness, healthy habits and balanced behaviors, improving the overall wellness of participants. We teach students meaningful life skills, encourage personal achievement, and develop involved and responsible citizens. In fulfilling this mission, we support and complement the institution’s academic and public service objectives, and make significant contributions to The University’s disciplined culture of excellence.

OUR VALUES: Exceptional Service Built Upon Mutual Respect Our commitment to our customers:

Our commitment to one another:

QUALITY We adhere to the highest standards, attend to every detail, utilize resources effectively and strive to exceed expectations in all that we do.

INTEGRITY We believe in honesty, fairness, and high ethical standards, embracing trust and respect as the foundation of our organization’s culture.

SERVICE We work diligently to earn the confidence and loyalty of our customers by providing a diverse, innovative and responsive program that focuses on participant satisfaction.

EXCELLENCE We employ a knowledgeable and conscientious staff, and encourage professional development, staff achievement and a superior quality of work.

COLLABORATION We foster relationships and serve as good citizens of The University by partnering with students, campus agencies and the greater community to support projects and events.

RESPONSIBILITY We honor our commitments, and recognize that accountability and professionalism are essential components of an effective and interdependent team.

STUDENT DEVELOPMENT We facilitate opportunities for learning, self-discovery, and leadership development through experiential education, teambuilding and role modeling.

INVOLVEMENT We promote an interactive and inclusive work environment that is dedicated to courteous behavior, consideration of others, mutual respect and the free exchange of ideas.

COMMUNITY We provide secure, accessible environments and diverse experiences that assist students in forging friendships, realizing a sense of belonging and improving self-esteem.

PROGRESS We embrace innovation, creativity and imagination, resulting in a visionary approach to positive change and continuous improvement.

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Development 2011–12 INITIATIVES STUDENT EMPLOYEE ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS RecSports is committed to raising funds to support the Division’s student employees.

INTRAMURAL ENDOWMENT Funds raised for this initiative support and enhance the third oldest intramural program in the country.

EXCELLENCE FUND These discretionary dollars allow RecSports to focus on quality, exceeding expectations and providing students with the best and most comprehensive recreational sports program in the nation.

SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDEES Front Row (L-R): Sylvie & Gary Crum Endowed Scholarship Kathryn Mendenhall Division of Recreational Sports Endowed Scholarship Leticia Hogeda Thomas W. Dison Endowed Scholarship Caitlyn Leal

LEADERSHIP TEAM Joe Bill Watkins, Chair (’65, ’68) R. Gordon Appleman (’59)

W. Ed Junell, Jr. (’68, ’71)

Ann V. Brodnax (’78)

Thomas O. McGarity (’74)

Sylvie Crum (’74)

Gigi T. Melrose (’05)

Vance Duncan (’75)

Annie Holand Miller (’99, ’04)

Kenneth B. Ford, Jr., M.D. (’65)

Howard D. Nirken (’93,’97)

René A. Garza (’74, ’77)

J.W. Pieper (’60)

Bennett J. Glazer (’68)

Michael J. Tomsu (’82, ’86)

Howard Goldberg (’77)

Linda Williams (’82)

Randy Howry (’80)

Mark J. Williams (’81)

Mark L. Hart, Jr., Endowed Scholarship Brittany Caporale Delta Tau Delta Endowed Scholarship Sarah Luckey Charles & Carolyn Spence, James & Kathryn (Spence) Nance, and William (Spence) & Edith Nance Endowed Scholarship Honoring Michael Monsoor Natalie Tully Back row (L–R): Phi Gamma Delta Endowed Scholarship Chris Trachier Mark L. Hart, Jr., Endowed Scholarship Gregory Hodges Acacia Fraternity Endowed Scholarship Jeff Hartsock

ACHIEVEMENTS AND EVENTS Installed second section of Gregory Gym pavers • Enhanced partnership with Nike by partnering with Student Government to conduct the 2012 Longhorn Run, netting just under $30,000 for the Excellence Fund • Continued fundraising for renovation of Clark Field • Added the Joe Bill Watkins Scholarship, bringing the total number of RecSports scholarships to 13.

Bill Patman Endowed Scholarship Sonny Tran DeDe and Joe Bill Watkins Scholarship Armin Salek Kenneth Ford Family Endowed Scholarship Derek Yang Thomas W. Dison Endowed Scholarship Cole Cappel

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Organization Chart 2011–12 Associate Vice President & Director Thomas W. Dison Senior Associate Director Eric Stoutner

Senior Administrative Associate (Director) Nilka Campos

B U S I N E S S S E RV I C E S

C O M M U N I C AT I O N S & D E V E LO P M E N T

PROGRAMS

Accounting/Budget Business Operations Contracts Information Technology Human Resources UT Policies & Procedures Internal Controls

Intramural Sports Sport Clubs Fitness/Wellness Instructional Outdoor Recreation Youth Camps Assessment

Publicity Promotions Memberships Retail/Vending Development Communications Public Relations

FAC I L I T Y O P E R AT I O N S Capital Improvements Informal Recreation Scheduling Maintenance Supervision Event Management Project Management

Associate Director Randall Ford

Associate Director Jennifer Speer

Associate Director Pete Schaack

Assessment, Student Development & Instructional Coordinator Nicole Olmeda

Development & Campus Relations Coordinator Bob Childress

Facility Coordinator Allison Van Leeuwen

Intramural Coordinator Darci Doll

Membership Coordinator Rhonda Cox

Financial Analyst Bridget Lawrence

Graduate Assistant Jon Hager

Retail Manager Jeff Yeomans

Office Manager (Accounting) Katambra Rose

Sport Club Coordinator Chad McKenzie

Publicity/Promotions Coordinator Sylvia Ramirez

Administrative Assistant (Accounting) Nisreen Singharaj

Fitness/Wellness Coordinator Betsy Baker

Senior Graphics Designer Jess Moss

Database Coordinator Derek Knight

Outdoor Recreation Coordinator Chris Burnett

Business/Financial Officer  Bev Wehmeier Human Resources Coordinator Sarah Bubolz Office Manager (Business Office & Development Support) Judy White

Facility Coordinator E.J. Patterson Assistant Facility Coordinator Erin Erford Facility Coordinator Brian Stillman Facility Coordinator Christina Hardin Maintenance Coordinator Travis Hilterbran Maintenance Worker III Steve Mercer

Software Developer/Analyst Ryan Becerra Systems Administrator I Jimmy Hammond

T E X A S PA R E N T S Parents’ Association Parent Advocacy Special Events Grants & Awards Student Affairs Projects & Initiatives Director Susie Smith Program Coordinator Holly Gardovsky Administrative Assistant Meredith Curran

A R E A S U P P O R T S TA F F

Assistant Building Attendant Leader Reaven Hall

Executive Assistant Emily Peterson

Grounds Maintenance Supervisor Clifton Murphy

Administrative Assistant (Fit/Well, Outdoor & Instructional) Dixon Hankins

Maintenance Worker II Nathaniel Blaylock, Quincy Hodges, Manuel Torrez

Administrative Assistant (Intramurals & Sport Clubs) Sara Golden Administrative Assistant (Memberships) Lanay Kibodeaux Office Manager (Facilities) Robbie Reed Administrative Assistant (Informal Rec) Anne Whitaker

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Committees & Councils 2011–12 Each academic year, countless individuals – including students, faculty and staff – volunteer their time and energy on behalf of Recreational Sports in support of programs, activities and events. The Division extends its sincerest thanks and appreciation to all of these volunteers and takes this opportunity to acknowledge the members of its 2011–12 committees and councils.

2011–12 RECREATIONAL SPORTS COMMITTEE David P. Birdsong, Ph.D., Chair

Stephen W. Littrell

Thomas M. Hunt, J.D., Ph.D.,Vice Chair

Jane E. Moore

Dean A. Bredeson, J.D.

Angga A. Pratama

Clifton L. Brown

Joshua W. Prater

Erika M. Bsumek, Ph.D.

Snehal A. Shingavi, Ph.D.

Richard A. Jones, Ph.D.

Jordan E. Tanoury

Nadia N. Khan

Casey W. Wright, Ph.D.

Jack C. Lee, Ph.D.

2011-12 Facility Operations Council Ashley Hiatt Caitlyn Leal Tosan Mabiaku Shahin Khorshidpanah Andrea Jajcanin Cameron Sando Jacob Valentien

2011-12 Intramural Council Chris Buccino Allan Carranza Taylor Coffee Jonathan Fey Meredith Pollock Josh Prater Daniel Rogers Carley Rowe Olivia Starich Patrick St. Pierre Erik Weber David Young

2011-12 Sport Club Council Brittany Caporale, Women’s Soccer Andrew Hutcheson, Gymnastics Nadia Khan, Running Jonathan Kim, ITF Taekwon-Do Tully Moorehead, Women’s Lacrosse Nicole Noack, Women’s Rugby Kisan Parikh, Ice Hockey Ben Smith, Tennis Noah Villalobos, Men’s Rugby

2011 Party on the Plaza Committee Sarah Classen, Chair Liz Bouldin Kaitlin Brangan Dominic Ferrario Jesse Hernandez Hayden Lawson Maysie Ocera Taylor Pousson Crystal Zhao Kenny Zingaro

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Campus Collaborations 2011–12 PURPOSE

UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT COLLABORATIONS

The Division is committed to collaborating with students and the University community as a means of fostering strong relationships and serving as a good citizen of The University. From providing outstanding facility space to sharing expertise in event planning and management, RecSports regularly partners with colleges and schools, university departments and student organizations in the area of Special Events to enhance their initiatives and events. In addition, RecSports sponsors several of its own special events to engage the student population and the campus community.

Development Office: 1883 Council Reception Division of Diversity & Community Engagement: Services for Students with Disabilities’ wheelchair rugby demo; Asian Desi Pacific Islander American Collective’s RAISE Awards; Gender and Sexuality Center’s Fearless Exhibit

Human Resource Services: Tobacco Cessation classes Intercollegiate Athletics: Football Senior Parents Day; Parents Compliance Weekend; Women’s Rowing Yoga instruction; Women’s and Men’s swim team practice; Women’s Volleyball practices and matches, Texas Two Step; Texas Relays Youth Rally

Office of the President: Explore UT; Commencement; Gone to Texas; Texas House and Senate Games

Vice President for Student Affairs: Counseling and Mental Health Center’s

ACADEMIC DEPARTMENT COLLABORATIONS McCombs School of Business: MBA Career Services Career Fair; BBA Career Services Fair; Texas Executive MBA BBQ

College of Education: Texas History Day; Kinesiology and Health Education

Suicide Prevention Week display; University Health Services’ Flu Shot Campaign; Dean of Students’ Leadership and Ethics Institute Leadership Series; Division of Housing and Food’s Boys State

Vice President for University Operations: University of Texas Police Department’s National Night Out

Job and Internship Fair; UTeach Outreach Camps; USA Football; National Aquatic Safety Company Aquatic Safety School

Cockrell School of Engineering: Mechanical Engineering Innovation Celebration; Women in Engineering Program’s Student Leadership Retreat; FYIceland Spring Kickoff Dinner.

College of Fine Arts: 100th anniversary celebration of the Austin Symphony Orchestra featuring the music of John Philip Sousa

Jackson School of Geosciences: GEOForce; MSEA Academy Graduate School: Intellectual Entrepreneurship Pre-Graduate School internship meetings

School of Law: Society Games College of Liberal Arts: Center for Women’s and Gender Studies NEW Leadership Texas; Texas Interdisciplinary Plan Community Outreach Awards Banquet; Reserve Office Training Corps daily training

College of Natural Sciences: Office of Honors, Research and International Study Welcome Picnic; awards banquet; UTeach Outreach Camps; Disease Detective Conference

College of Pharmacy: Research Excellence Day School of Social Work: Capital Area Games for Life; Summer Camp Con Mi Madre

School of Undergraduate Studies: Learning Communities Thanksgiving event; Freshmen Interest Group special events

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Special Events 2011–12 Over 5,900 reservations were confirmed by 275 different groups at facilities managed by RecSports. A total of 14,701 unique events were held over the course of the academic year. Listed are a few of the events in which RecSports collaborated with the sponsoring entity or provided the venue. A sampling of

SPECIAL EVENTS HELD IN RECSPORTS FACILITIES UT Convocation Ceremonies International Student Orientation Queer Welcome Carnival Honors Colloquium: Forty Acres of Fun Night Start Fresh BBA Fall Undergraduate Career Expo MBA Career Connection Texas Wranglers Burnt Orange Bowl Law School Society Games Undergraduate Admissions Lock-In Student Government Retreat Orange Jackets Tap-In Ceremony

A sampling of

RECSPORTS EVENTS Austin Independent School District: Volleyball Play Day

Texas Cowboys Reunion

Dance Marathon

Latino Veterans Commemoration

Early Birds Breakfast

Asian Students Association Thanksgiving Potluck

Faculty/Staff Health & Lifestyle Expo

Texas Blazers Faculty Appreciation Sabado Gigante

Fall and Spring Job Fairs

Science Olympiad

Longhorn Run

Sustainability Fair

National Recreational Sports & Fitness Day

Goodphil Games Cochlear Implant Kids Day

Party on the Plaza

Hispanic Faculty/Staff Association Wellness

Poker Walk

Gateway Scholars End-of-Year Banquet

RecSports Fall Kick-Off

MSA Charity Basketball Tournament Queer Prom

Splash Bash

Black Business Student Association Spring Banquet

Staff Appreciation Picnic

Multicultural Engagement Center End-of-Year Celebration

Texas Parents Family Weekend

McCombs Subiendo: The Academy for Rising Department of Computer Science: First Bytes

Used Equipment Sale

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Student Personnel 2011–12 FACTS & FIGURES Part-Time Appointments

3,292

Types of Jobs Available to Students

73

Wages Returned to Students

$1,977,169

New Hires

311

STUDENT EMPLOYEE DEMOGRAPHICS

52% MALE

HIGHLIGHTS

48% FEMALE

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Confidence is the life skill most significantly developed through UT RecSports employment • Aside from wages, developing job skills/resumé is the top reason employment is important to students, edging out flexible work hours for the first time • Ninety-eight percent of student employees would recommend UT RecSports as a place to work to other students • A total of 646 UT students applied for employment with RecSports through the Job Fairs offered in the fall and spring semesters • Thirty-three percent of student employees have some other paid employment position in addition to their RecSports position.

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Facility Operations & Informal Recreation 2011–12 PURPOSE Facility Operations provides supervised facilities and equipment for members of the University community to enjoy on a drop-in basis through the Informal Recreation Program. Facility reservations and event management services are also offered for groups and organizations to conduct meetings, tournaments and special events.

TOP 5 STUDENT INFORMAL RECREATION ACTIVITIES Running Weight Lifting Cardio Training Swimming

PERSONNEL Program Assistants

12

Building Coordinators

57

Activity Supervisors

104

Head Lifeguards

18

Lifeguards

55

Walking

Top 5 Faculty/Staff Informal Recreation Activities Weight Lifting

BY THE NUMBERS

Cardio Training

Facility Participation Hours

1,254,881

ID Cards Scanned – All Facilities

1,322,086

Swimming

Gregory Gym Single Entry Counts

1,184,346

Running

Gregory Gym ID Cards Scanned

1,045,992

Recreational Sports Center Single Entry Counts

270,430

Recreational Sports Center ID Cards Scanned

242,341

Equipment Checkout Transactions

101,919

HB/RB/SQ Court Reservations

16,067

Operating Hours Each Week – All Facilities

780

Facility

Walking

Participation Hours

Anna Hiss Gym

15,163

Bellmont Hall

26,391

Caven Lacrosse and Sports Center at Clark Field

65,928

Gregory Gym

750,637

Gregory Gym Aquatic Complex

108,544

PRC J. Neils Thompson Commons Rec Center

7,069

Recreational Spots Center

204,541

Whitaker Fields

57,389

Whitaker Tennis

19,219

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Youth Camps 2011–12 PURPOSE Comprised of soccer, lacrosse and ultimate, the Youth Camp Program provides community youth with instruction in those sports emphasizing fun and skill development.

GOALS Supports the University’s mission of providing the community with public programs and services • Educates youth on the fundamentals of each sport including rules, basic skills and game tactics • Provides opportunities for youth to be physically active.

PARTICIPATION Soccer Camp Participation Hours

2,080

Lacrosse Camp Participation Hours

2,880

Ultimate Camp Participation Hours

820

Total Camp Participation Hours

5,780

Total Camp Participants

289

PERSONNEL

CAMPS Soccer Camp

Participants

Fee

June 4–8

42

$185

June 11–15

62

$185

June 20–24

43

$135

Camp Administrators

2

Camp Directors

4

Camp Clinicians

22

Lacrosse Camp

Participants

Fee

Camp Trainers

1

June 4–8

42 Boys

$200

June 11–15

57 Boys

$200

June 18–22

45 Girls

$200

Ultimate Camp

Participants

Fee

June 18–22

41

$175

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Fitness/Wellness Program 2011–12 PURPOSE

PARTICIPATION

Comprised of Group Exercise, Personal Training and outreach programs, the Fitness/Wellness Program educates participants through programs that emphasize physical fitness and healthy lifestyle behaviors.

TeXercise Classes Offered

4,248

TeXercise Class Participant Hours

58,451

TeXercise Semester Passes Sold

3,481

GOALS

Group Cycling Classes Offered

1,305

Conduct classes that encourage active movement and proper exercise techniques • Provide outreach programs that develop an appreciation for physical activity and wellness • Provide staff development opportunities that cultivate leadership skills • Develop and encourage healthy body image awareness.

Group Cycling Class Participant Hours

12,594

Group Cycling Semester Passes Sold

709

Combination Passes Sold

556

PRC Passes Sold

27

HIGHLIGHTS

Aqua Passes Sold

99

Fitness Series Offered

68

Fitness Series Participant Hours

164

Personal Training Sessions Purchased

3,861

Personal Training Participants

185

KIN Personal Training Sessions

840

KIN Personal Training Participants

84

Total Fitness/Wellness Participant Hours

71,478

Hosted the program’s first American Council of Exercise (ACE) Sports Conditioning Workshop for 25 participants • Twenty-six Fitness/Wellness staff members (trainers and instructors) participated in the annual TexFit conference • Purchased five Peak Pilates Deluxe Reformers to better meet the needs of participants • Offered the popular TRX® small group training series at the newly renovated Caven Lacrosse and Sports Center at Clark Field.

TEXERCISE CLASSES OFFERED 20/20/20

Pilates Mat

Ab Lab

Sculpt + Yoga/Pilates

Athletic Circuit Training

Step & Sculpt

Boot Camp

Total Body Conditioning

Cardio Combo

Turbokick™

Dance

Upper Body Blast

TeXercise Instructors

94

Dynamic Strength

Vertical Pilates

Group Cycling Instructors

27

High Intensity Training

Yoga

Certified Personal Trainers

23

Kickboxing

Yoga-Pilates Fusion

Program Assistants

7

PERSONNEL

Lower Body Blast

CYCLING CLASSES OFFERED

PASS FEES

Fall/Spring

Summer

Cycle + Pilates/Abs/Yoga/Kick-

Power 40

TeXercise

$80

$60

boxing/Strength

Speed & Interval Ride

Group Cycling

$45

$30

Combo (TeXercise+Cycling)

$110

$75

Aqua

$20

$20

PRC

$20

$20

Endurance Ride Hill Ride

FITNESS SERIES OFFERED Eating & Exercise Success

Pilates Reformer

Fitness Boot Camp

Run a 10K

Hard Core Training

Triathlon Training

Nutritional Counseling

Yoga Strength & Conditioning

EDUCATIONAL COURSES OFFERED Fitness Instructor Training

Pilates Instructor Training

Personal Training Instruction

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Intramural Sports Program 2011–12 PURPOSE

TEAM SPORT LEAGUES

The Intramural Sports Program provides competitive and recreational sport leagues, tournaments and special events that foster leadership, sportsmanship and education.

GOALS Offer employment opportunities and officials training where UT students develop essential job skills • Provide opportunities for building camaraderie and lifelong friendships • Encourage sportsmanship among peers during competitive sport contests • Encourage participation regardless of skill level.

SPORT

FEE

DIVISIONS

LEAGUES

TEAMS

PARTICIPANTS

OFFERED

6x6 Volleyball

$75

1

2

8

66

Summer

7x7 Soccer

$75

1

3

12

142

Summer

11x11 Soccer

$100

7

44

218

3,358

Fall

Basketball

$100

13

98

492

5,030

Spring

Basketball

$75

1

4

18

160

Summer

Flag Football

$100

13

77

387

4,823

Fall

Indoor Soccer

$75

2

9

96

1,075

Spring

Softball

$100

10

58

292

3,904

Spring

Texas Cup Soccer

$75

2

8

64

767

Spring

Volleyball

$100

5

45

224

2,377

Fall

TEAM TOURNAMENTS SPORT

FEE

DIVISIONS

LEAGUES

TEAMS

PARTICIPANTS

OFFERED

3x3 Basketball

$30

1

4

16

66

Fall

HIGHLIGHTS

Dodgeball

$30

1

4

16

112

Spring

Continued to maintain team registration levels in the second year of $25 per team registration increase • Largest number of volleyball teams since 1994 • Hosted the Charles Alan Wright AllUniversity Flag Football Tournament • Hired a graduate assistant for the Intramural Program, Jon Hager, who successfully completed the first year of a two-year commitment.

Holiday Basketball

$70

2

-

13

108

Fall

Kickball

$40

1

4

16

197

Spring

Spring Volleyball

$70

1

3

9

51

Spring

Texas Flag Footbowl

$70

1

5

15

111

Spring

Ultimate

$40

2

4

16

228

Spring

Water Volleyball

$30

1

-

2

15

Fall

Water Volleyball

$30

1

4

16

129

Spring

PARTICIPATION Games Played

4,794

Teams

1,935

Participation Hours

117,056

Unique Participants

11,893

INDIVIDUAL TOURNAMENTS SPORT

FEE

DIVISIONS

LEAGUES

TEAMS

PARTICIPANTS

OFFERED

Handball

$10

-

-

-

24

Fall

Racquetball Doubles

$20

2

-

-

16

Fall

Racquetball Doubles

$20

3

-

-

17

Spring

Racquetball Singles

$10

3

8

-

45

Fall

Racquetball Singles

$10

4

11

-

54

Spring

Tennis Doubles

$20

2

4

-

32

Fall

Tennis Doubles

$20

4

8

-

11

Spring

Tennis Singles

$10

4

6

-

35

Fall

Tennis Singles

$10

4

8

-

15

Spring

SPORT

FEE

DIVISIONS

LEAGUES

TEAMS

PARTICIPANTS

OFFERED

Billiards

$10

-

-

-

2

Fall

Golf

$75

1

-

27

52

Fall

Golf

$95

1

-

4

8

Spring

SPECIAL EVENTS PERSONNEL Program Assistants

8

Sport Coordinators

11

Office Assistants

8

March Bracket Madness

$0

1

-

-

80

Spring

Supervisors

24

Sports Trivia Bowl

$30

1

-

5

15

Spring

Officials

381

Swim Meet

$15

2

-

-

93

Fall

Table Tennis

$10

1

-

-

16

Fall

Track Meet

$15

2

-

-

90

Spring

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Instructional Program 2011–12 PURPOSE Comprised of Safety Education and Aquatic Classes, the Instructional Program provides non-credit educational classes to the campus community that teach the development and application of skills.

GOALS Provide affordable emergency response education and training programs to RecSports staff and the campus community • Offer sports and recreation classes that provide opportunities for participants to learn and enhance skills.

HIGHLIGHTS Developed a successful relationship with St. David’s Institute for Learning and became an official American Heart Association Training Site • Transitioned the majority of the First Aid, CPR and AED training provided over to the American Heart Association curriculum resulting in a 92 percent reduction in per person costs • Increased efficiencies in the aquatics class program by reducing the quantity of classes offered and funneling more participants into the existing classes.

AQUATIC CLASSES

UT Fee

Offered

Participants

Adult Basic

$48

9

69

Adult Beginner

$48

12

96

Adult Intermediate

$48

9

55

Coached Swim

$55

16

89

PARTICIPATION Aquatic Classes Offered

46

Aquatic Class Participants

310

Aquatic Class Participation Hours

2,385

Safety Education Classes Offered

64

Safety Education Participants

294

Safety Education Participation Hours

1,600

SAFETY EDUCATION CLASSES UT Fee

Offered

Participants

Total Instructional Program Participants

604

Adult CPR/AED

$48/45

18

92

Total Instructional Program Participation Hours

3,985

First Aid

$48/45

9

26

Adult CPR/AED w/ First Aid

$60

18

118

CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer

$68

4

4

CPR/AED/FA Challenges

$30

2

2

6

Lifeguard Challenges

$40

7

29

8

Lifeguard Instructor Training

$50

1

6

ARC CPR/AED/FA Instructor Training

$50

1

1

WSI Training

$50

1

4

AHA Instructor Training

$150

1

8

PERSONNEL Aquatic Instructors Safety Education Instructors

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Membership & Guest Services 2011–12 PURPOSE

MEMBERSHIP CATEGORY

Comprised of memberships, retail operations, towel service, lockers and massage services, Membership and Guest Services manages recreation facility access systems and provides amenities to students, faculty, staff and others affiliated with The University of Texas at Austin.

GOALS Offer a variety of convenient amenities that enhance the member experience • Generate income through the sale of memberships, products and services.

HIGHLIGHTS Simplified the non-student membership fee structure to allow calendar month memberships • Implemented online sales and redemption of guest passes and massage service • Implemented a new auto renewal procedure utilizing payroll deduction for all annual memberships • Transitioned from an internal retail operations to a contractual agreement with Nike to provide retail opportunities in Victory @ Gregory Gym, a store managed by Luke’s Locker.

MASSAGE SERVICES 15-Minute Chair Massage

Fee $15

Quantity

Annual Fee

Quantity

Faculty or Staff

$308

3,162

Faculty/Staff Sponsored

$308

348

Faculty or Staff Child/Senior Child

$103

43

Retired Faculty or Staff

$154

210

Retired Faculty or Staff Sponsored

$154

115

Associate Member/Sponsored Child

$462/103

637

Community

$540

412

Guest Passes

$10/day

8,535

STUDENT MEMBERSHIP CATEGORY

Semester Fee

Quantity

Faculty/Staff Student

$50

21

Student Sponsored

$103

1,268

Student Child

$31

27

Interim Student

$103

2,033

GUEST SERVICES FEES

Annual Fee

Monthly

Student/Semester

181

Lockers

$90

$8

$30

Towel Service

$60

$5

$20

30-Minute Table Massage

$33

493

60-Minute Table Massage

$58

3,597

90-Minute Table Massage

$80

94

Mobile Massage Hours

$60/hour

52

Upgrades

$5-15

231

Gift Certificates

Varies

33

PERSONNEL Gym Store Clerks*

12

Massage Therapists

5

*Gregory Gym Store permanently closed on June 25, 2012.

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Outdoor Recreation Program 2011–12 PURPOSE Comprised of Adventure Trips, Wilderness Leadership, the Climbing Wall and the Rental Center, the Outdoor Recreation Program facilitates the development of character and leadership in students through participation in adventure experiences.

GOALS Teach students how to participate in wilderness recreation ethically and responsibly • Foster and encourage an appreciation and a sense of responsibility to nature and the outdoors • Serve as a leader in providing the campus community with service learning opportunities that incorporate recreation and community service.

HIGHLIGHTS Fourteen students participated in the Alternative Spring Break trip to the Grand Canyon National Park and participated in the park’s Invasive Vegetation Management Program • The Service Learning Program hosted two Horns Helping Horns service projects to remove invasive species at Reimer’s Ranch and Spring Lake • The Wilderness Leadership Training Program offered new wilderness medicine courses provided by the Wilderness Medical Associates (WMA).

OUTREACH The Outdoor Rental Center student staff created a student-funded community service project called Feed the Homeless. The group met six times and prepared and served over 1,400 breakfast tacos to the homeless outside the Austin Resource Center for the Homeless (ARCH). During the winter months, the group also distributed goodie bags consisting of socks, hats and jackets, which were donated by other students, faculty and staff.

DAY TRIPS

Location

UT Fee/Other Fee

Offered

Participants

Canoeing/Caving

Inks Lake/Longhorn Cavern

$25/45

2

27

Caving

District Park Cave

$30/40

1

13

Caving

Robber Baron Cave

$35/45

2

23

Caving

Whirlpool Cave

$30/40

3

24

Hiking

Enchanted Rock SP

$30/40

1

13

Hiking

Pedernales Falls SP

$30/40

1

13

Paddle Boarding

Lady Bird Lake

$35/45

2

24

Rock Climbing

Reimer’s Ranch

$35/45

1

10

WEEKEND TRIPS

Location

UT Fee/Other Fee

Offered

Participants

Caving

Sonora – West Texas

$65/75

1

10

Caving

Carta Valley

$65/75

1

10

Paddle Boarding

Mustang Island

$75/85

1

8

Sea Kayaking

Matagorda Island

$65/75

2

21

Sea Kayaking

Padre Island

$65/75

2

22

EXTENDED TRIPS

Location

UT Fee/Other Fee

Offered

Participants

Backpacking

Big Bend National Park South Rim

$300/350

2

10

Backpacking

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

$750/850

1

9

Canoeing

Lower Canyons Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River

$650/725

1

14

SERVICE LEARNING TRIPS

Location

UT Fee/Other Fee

Offered

Participants

Barton Creek Clean Up and Swimming

Austin, Texas

$15/25

1

3

Trail Building and Rock Climbing

Enchanted Rock SP

$50/60

1

10

Hiking and Invasive Species Removal

Grand Canyon National Park

$500/575

1

14

WILDERNESS LEADERSHIP

Taught By

UT Fee

Offered

Participants

Wilderness First Aid

Wilderness Medical Associates

$225

1

30

Wilderness First Responder

Wilderness Medical Associates

$650

2

40

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Outdoor Recreation Program 2011–12 PARTICIPATION Adventure Trips Offered

36

Adventure Trip Participants

278

Adventure Trip Participation Hours

13,044

Climbing Wall Participants

1,561

Climbing Wall Participation Hours

6,835

Equipment Rental Participants

615

Wilderness Leadership Participants

70

Wilderness Leadership Participation Hours

3,680

Total Outdoor Recreation Participants

2,524

Total Outdoor Recreation Participation Hours

23,559

PERSONNEL Program Assistants

2

Climbing Wall Supervisors

5

Climbing Wall Instructors

5

Equipment Managers

7

Adventure Trip Guides

8

CLIMBING WALL PASSES Fall/Spring

Summer

Sold

Semester

$60

$50

451

Day

$8

$8

244

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Sport Club Program 2011–12 PURPOSE

SPORT CLUBS

The Sport Club Program provides opportunities for students to participate in recreational and competitive non-varsity sports with an emphasis on leadership development.

CLUB

PARTICIPANTS

HOURS

Aikido

38

7,754

Archery

104

29,840

GOALS

Badminton

24

5,013

Develop effective leaders through Sport Club representative positions • Encourage a sense of community that promotes teamwork, skill development and lifelong friendships • Advise student representatives and provide resources and workshops for the effective administration of each sport club • Ensure compliance with RecSports and University risk management and business practices.

Ballet Folklorico

31

4,356

Ballroom Dance

133

56,761

Baseball

29

10,890

Bass Team

26

2,820

Crew

100

46,443

Cycling

81

23,044

Dance Team

25

3,848

Fencing

41

17,870

Gymnastics

30

9,404

Handball

24

7,161

Ice Hockey

27

7,765

Japan Karate

18

4,290

Judo

33

7,212

Kendo

53

13,628

Lacrosse – Men’s

56

13,809

Lacrosse – Women’s

53

14,220

Powerlifting

19

9,863

Racquetball

45

8,410

Rock Climbing

64

14,260

Roller Hockey

20

3,375

2

Rugby – Men’s

54

17,031

6

Rugby – Women’s

147

17,479

Running Club

85

16,016

Sailing Club

12

2,636

Sailing Team

25

9,841

Soccer – Men’s

62

16,022

Soccer – Women’s

29

6,547

Table Tennis

30

7,621

Tae Kwon Do (ITF)

27

5,522

Tae Kwon Do (WTF)

52

10,441

Tennis

138

27,611

Triathlon

79

21,026

Ultimate – Men’s

75

26,976

Ultimate – Women’s

47

15,738

Volleyball – Men’s

36

8,622

Volleyball – Women’s

36

7,570

Water Polo – Men’s

42

9,412

Water Polo – Women’s

24

5,939

Water Ski

48

16,484

Wrestling

38

9,552

Wushu

40

6,739

HIGHLIGHTS Added Rock Climbing and Triathlon bringing the total number of sport clubs to 44 • Rock Climbing won the USA Collegiate Climbing Series National Championship • Sailing Team hosted the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association National Championship at Lake Travis • Women’s Water Polo Team won the Collegiate Water Polo Association- Texas Regional Championship.

PARTICIPATION Sport Clubs

44

Participants

2,200

Participation Hours

586,861

PERSONNEL Program Assistants Supervisors

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Sport Club Program 2011–12 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS Rock Climbing Collegiate Climbing Series National Champions

NATIONAL TOURNAMENT APPEARANCES Archery Finished 8th overall at the U.S. Intercollegiate Archery Championships Crew Attended the American Collegiate Rowing Association Championships Dance Team Finished 16th at the National Dance Alliance Collegiate National Championships

Gymnastics Finished 7th in Men’s and 15th in Women’s at the National Association of Intercollegiate Gymnastics Clubs National Championships

Powerlifting Finished 3rd overall at the U.S.A. Collegiate Powerlifting National Championships

Men’s Lacrosse Finished 14th at the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association National Championships

Men’s Rugby Finished 20th in U.S.A. Rugby National Sevens Championships Men’s Volleyball Tied for 40th at the National Collegiate Volleyball Federation National Championships

Men’s Soccer Tied for 4th at the NCCS National Soccer Championships Sailing Team Finished 17th in Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association Women’s National Championships

Tae Kwon Do Medaled 4 times in the National Collegiate Taekwondo Association Championships

Tennis Finished 12th at the USTA National Campus Championships Water Ski Finished 4th at the National Collegiate Water Ski Association National Championships

Women’s Lacrosse Finished 11th at the U.S. Lacrosse Women’s Collegiate Lacrosse Associates

Women’s Soccer Finished 3rd at the NCCS National Soccer Championships Women’s Rugby Finished 12th at Division I Playoffs Women’s Volleyball Tied for 5th at the National Collegiate Volleyball Federation National Championships

Women’s Water Polo Finished 11th at the Collegiate Water Polo Association National Championships

Wrestling Finished 41st in the National Collegiate Wrestling Association Championships

CONFERENCE/REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS CONFERENCE/REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS Men’s Lacrosse Lone Star Alliance Conference Champions Women’s Lacrosse Texas Women’s Lacrosse League Champions Women’s Rugby Texas Rugby Union Division I Champions Sailing Team Southeastern Intercollegiate Sailing Association Women’s Champions Men’s Soccer Texas Collegiate Soccer League Premier Conference Champions Women’s Soccer Texas Collegiate Soccer League Women’s South Champions; NIRSA Region IV Champions

Women’s Volleyball Southern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Champions Women’s Water Polo Collegiate Water Polo Association Texas Regional Champions

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Highlights 2011–12

The Division of Recreational Sports had much to celebrate in its 95th year of providing programs and services to The University of Texas at Austin community. Along with opening a renovated outdoor facility, 91 percent of students participated in some aspect of the program. This all-time high participation rate contributed to the accumulation of 3.6 million hours of usage and an increased number of facility reservations. RecSports reaffirmed its commitment to the students and University community by continuing to provide eight wide-ranging recreational facilities and six core programs, in addition to employing approximately 1,000 students in dozens of part-time positions. As a Student Affairs agency that serves the entire University community, RecSports continued to partner with student organizations, collaborate with academic departments and campus agencies, and expand opportunities for fitness, service learning and special events.

SPECIAL EVENTS & PROJECTS

PROGRAMS & SERVICES

FACILITIES

• Partnered with Student Government to host the 2012 Longhorn Run. Over 2,200 participants helped to raise $30,000 for both the Student Government Excellence Fund and the Recreational Sports Excellence Fund. • Collaborated with the College of Fine Arts to host a special concert by the Austin Symphony Orchestra celebrating the symphony’s 100th anniversary. • Hosted the second annual Pancakes for Parkinson’s event, which raised $20,000 for the Team Fox Foundation. • Co-sponsored the 10th annual Texas THON, which raised $51,000 for the Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas. • Continued to improve the faculty/staff health fair by partnering with UT Human Resource Services, renaming the event the Health and Lifestyle Expo and attracting over 120 exhibitors. The enhanced event attracted 1,600 attendees.

• Enjoyed the success earned by the Rock Climbing Club, one of two new clubs added to the Sport Club Program, which won the USA Collegiate Climbing Series National Championship.

• Completed a $4 million renovation of the Caven Lacrosse and Sports Center at Clark Field, resulting in a 71 percent increase in overall use.

• Partnered with St. David’s Institute for Learning to transition the majority of the Safety Education Program (except lifeguarding) from American Red Cross® to the American Heart Association® curriculum. The change resulted in a 92 percent reduction in direct per person costs.

• Planned and executed $2 million of infrastructure improvements to the Recreational Sports Center.

• Coordinated a service project at Spring Lake in San Marcos, Texas, in which 35 student employees and eight full-time Programs staff helped to set a volunteer record for the most truckloads (eight) of invasive species removed.

• Renovated the Gregory Gym basement to include an exercise studio, which will be used for Pilates Reformer classes and informal recreation.

• Participated in a service-learning program in Grand Canyon National Park, which afforded 17 UT students the opportunity to learn about the Grand Canyon’s ecosystem and contribute to its preservation by removing Sahara Mustard weed from the park. The Outdoor Recreation Program was selected for this endeavor from among 58 applicants. • Recognized Sailing Team President Luke Cragin, ’14, for his induction into the 2012 Intercollegiate Sailing Association’s Hall of Fame and being awarded its James Rousmaniere Award for Student Leadership. • Accepted Texas Quidditch as the 45th Sport Club. • Offered two new Intramural activities – Kickball and Dodgeball. • Prepared for the expansion of Pilates Reformer classes by purchasing five new reformers.

• Relocated the Gregory Gym Store to a more prominent location on the ground level, which is now outsourced and managed by Luke’s Locker.

• Collaborated with the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education to host the USA Football Tournament, which brought in teams from around the world. • Installed digital information screens (RSTVs) in Gregory Gym and the Recreational Sports Center.

Photos (left to right): Caven Lacrosse and Sports Center at Clark Field; USA Collegiate Climbing Series National Champion Rock Climbing Club; Grand Canyon National Park service-learning trip participants.

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Highlights 2011–12 SUPPORT SERVICES & FINANCIAL

ASSESSMENT

• Continued to build relationship with Nike, having accepted gifts for the Longhorn Run and women’s training.

• Conducted the Student Survey, the 15th assessment of students since 1980.

• Signed a service management agreement with Nike to open a new retail space in Gregory Gym. Luke’s Locker operates the new retail operation, Victory at Gregory Gym.

• Conducted the first ever RecSports Member Survey.

• Issued student lockers exclusively online beginning spring 2012. • Established the 11th scholarship endowment, making it the 13th scholarship available to outstanding student employees.

• Conducted the Student Employee Survey. • Conducted various program evaluations and surveys for the Longhorn Run, Fitness/Wellness pass holders, Adventure Trip participants and Pilates Reformer participants.

• Obtained funding from the Student Services Budget Committee for two graduate assistants for the academic years of 2012–13 and 2013–14.

SOME HIGHLIGHTS FROM THOSE SURVEYS INCLUDE:

• Developed and began implementing a plan to transition divisional servers to the University Data Center.

• 86 percent of students believe that RecSports contributes to their ability to make healthy life choices.

• Conducted workshops through the Diversity Work Team for full-time

• 91 percent of students participate in some aspect of RecSports.

staff, which focused on Services for Students with Disabilities.

• 92 percent of Sport Club representatives indicated that their role as a representative contributed to their development of leadership skills.

PERSONNEL • Hired an Assistant Facility Coordinator for the vacated Aquatics position. • Hired a Maintenance Worker II following the retirement of a staff member. • Hired an Administrative Assistant and Program Coordinator for Texas Parents.

• 85 percent of Adventure Trip participants indicated that their participation on an adventure trip reduced their stress level.

• 92 percent of students indicated that RecSports contributes to their quality of life at UT. • 96 percent of TeXercise and Group Cycling pass holders would recommend the Fitness/Wellness Program to others. • 96 percent of students would recommend RecSports to others. • 98 percent of part-time staff would recommend RecSports employment to others.

• Hired a Software Developer/Analyst to fill a full-time position. • Congratulated Chris Burnett, Assistant Director for Outdoor Recreation, for being recognized with an Outstanding Supervisor Award, one of two awarded each year by the University. • Congratulated Eric Stoutner, Senior Associate Director, for receiving the Texas Parents Staff Merit Award. • Celebrated the addition of Nicole Olmeda, Assistant Director for Assessment, to the faculty of the National Intramural Recreational Sports Association’s School of Recreational Sports Management. • Recognized four staff members at Staff Service Awards for their combined service totaling 70 years. Photos (left to right): Victory at Gregory Gym; President Powers congratulates Chris Burnett; Longhorn Run.

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