Lack of female involvement in Elon sports shows in national rankings
In recent national rankings,
Elon stacks up as an institution that
is not involving enough of its women
in college sports.
With the success of the U.S.
women’s soccer team in the past
couple of years, and the domination
of U.S. women in this year’s Sum
mer Olympics, it’s hard to believe
that gender equity is still an issue on
college campuses. Despite these
recent successes, Elon and other
colleges and universities around the
country have been struggling to
achieve gender equity in athletics.
According to a recently pub
lished study by The Chronicle of
Higher Education, in 1998-99, there
were approximately 60,000 women
on collegiate varsity athletic teams
in the United States. They made up
42 percent of all athletes, up from
40 percent in 1997-98.
Women also received 42 per
cent of scholarship budgets, 31 per
cent of recruiting budgets, 34 per
cent of coaching salary budgets and
33 percent of total operating ex
penses in 1998-99, slightly up from
The study concludes that
while there has been substantial
progress since the passage of Title
IX in 1972, women still have a long
way to go before they obtain equity
in college sports.
The Chronicle’s study ranked
Elon as one of the 25 institutions
where women student-athletes re
ceived the least aid, and one of the
top seven institutions showing the
greatest disparity between the num
bers on participation of female un
dergraduates and the proportion
who are female athletes.
The data for this report were
taken from the Equity in Athletics
Disclosure Act reports from 311 of
the 317 full members of Division I
of the National Collegiate Athletic
Officials at the U.S. Depart
ment of Education’s Office of Civil
Rights have specified that colleges
and universities must assure that
scholarship budgets for athletes are
allocated equitably between male
and female athletes.
They report that there should
be a difference of no more than one
percentage point between the pro
portion of female athletes at an
institution and the proportion of
scholarships it awards to women
In the most recent gender-
equity report, Elon listed a total of
107 female student-athletes in
1998-99. They made up 33 percent
of total athletes and received 27
percent of the $412,966 budget al
located for scholarships. This
Historic Elon publication found on E-Bay
auction site: Alumni battle for purchase
E-Bay is an online auction
site that has items people can bid
on, usually at very low costs. One
can find computers, new and used
wedding dresses, concert tickets,
airline tickets, vacation packages
and more. Not many people would
expect to find Elon College memo
A smaller number would ex
pect to find memorabilia on E-Bay
from before the 1923 fire ravaged
Elon College destroying almost
everything. Many records, books
and other valuable publications were
lost or burned, and never seen again.
Thanks to E-Bay and two Elon
alumni, the college recently ob
tained a rare and valuable docu
Connie Keller, Technical Ser
vices Librarian/Archivist, received
an email from Jim Crotts, class of
2000. He informed Keller that E-
Bay had an ancient Elon College
item up for bid.
After surfing the E-Bay site
Keller came upon the fantastic find,
the first issue from volume one of
the Elon College Monthly, dated
Feeling that this would be a
tremendous asset to the Elon Col
lege Archives collection, she placed
a bid, only to learn later that some
one else had counter bid against
her. Keller soon learned that the
other bidder was Rev. J.C. Dollar,
a 1972 Elon College graduate, who
wanted to purchase the document
and then donate it to the library.
The bidding between the two ended
and the Elon College archive col
lection became the proud owner of
this historic document thanks to
The paper provides insight
to aspects of college life in 1891.
The salutatory piece written by S .E.
Everett, is especially strong in de
tailing the importance of maintain
ing a strong community between
alumni, current students and the
See “HISTORIC,” page 5
caused a six percent differ
ence in the proportion of fe
male athletes and the propor
tion of scholarships.
Emerald Zemedkun, a
member of Elon’s volleyball
team, said scholarships are
important to show athletes that
they are appreciated.
She said coaches should
use scholarships as a reward
for hard work whether it be
through leadership, encour
agement or the actual act of
playing volleyball. She said
there are many players on the
volleyball team who have not
been rewarded as they deserve,
due to lack of money.
“Coaches should look at
the voices on the team,”
see “SPORTS,” page 5
Christopher Brown/ The Pendulum
Kristen Wizard represents
the Lady Phoenix.
Elon Print Shop changes
locations: Now offering
courier services to compen
sate for off-campus distance
The Elon College Print Shop
moved from first floor Carlton to
Elon West, behind Pizza Hut on Oct.
The Print Shop will offer a
courier service for convenience. The
shop operates from 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Material is picked up from the front
desk at Moseley twice a day.
“Faculty and students can drop
their material off to be printed at the
front desk of Moseley,” James
McCall, Print Shop Manager said.
After the first floor of Carlton
is renovated, the Isabella Cannon
Study Abroad Program offices will
relocate to the original home of the
Print Shop, providing a more spa
Health Services and Campus
Security were two other organiza
tions at one time speculated to move
to Elon West.