Thursday, September 15. 1977 The Daily Tar Heal 7
Carolina women's athletic program continues to grow
Carolina gymnastics coach Ken
Ourso and basketball coach Jennifer
Alley have been selected as the top
women's coaches in their respective
sports in the state.
Ourso and Miss Alley will be honored
at the Kellogg Women's Coach of the
Year Clinic in Atlanta Sept. 30 -Oct. 2.
Ourso led the Tar Heels to an 8-1
record and the state gymnastics title last
Miss Alley is being honored as the
small college coach of the year. Last
year she guided H igh Point College to a
29-2 record and a seventh place finish in
, the nation.
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"1 think we've made a lot of progress."
UNC Women's Athletic Director Frances
Hogan said about the Carolina women's
As an example of this progress, the former
UNC women's tennis coach recalled 1974
when her players were amazed at the number
of spectators at one of their matches.
"Gosh, we have two spectators," Hogan
remembered her players saying.
Things have changed since that day in
1974 and now Hogan said it would be
unusual to see only two spectators at any
Carolina varsity women's athletic event.
But an increase in the number of fans isn't
the only change in the U NC women's athletic
program since 1974. In addition, the number
and quality of the participants have
increased and the program itself has
expanded and improved.
"The women's athletic program at UNC is
excellent," said Vicki Greenwood, a senior
field hockey player. "The improvements
over the last three years have been
Many improvements came after the
women's athletic program came under the
jurisdiction of the UNC Athletic
Department in 1974.
Following the 1975-76 school year, when
athletic officials were waiting to see how the
new addition would affect the athletic
department's budget, four new sports were
added for 1976-77: indoor and outdoor
track, cross country and Softball.
This boosted the number of women's
sports offered at Carolina to 12.
Another big change during the past three
years has been an increase in the number of
scholarships offered to women athletes.
The first woman to receive an athletic
scholarship to UNC was tennis player
Carney Timberlake in 1974 and now, three
years later, a total of 44 women are on full or
partial athletic scholarships.
Part of this increase was because of the
decision last spring to give more scholarships
to outstanding women already on UNC
teams rather than confining the awards
exclusively to freshmen.
"I think they should give scholarships to
people already on the team," swimmer Ann
Marshall said. "They deserve them if they
Still another major change was the hiring
of the first full time women's coach at UNC.
Jennifer Alley, who last season guided the
women's basketball and volleyball teams at
High Point College to the small college
division nationals, was chosen as full-time
women's basketball coach.
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Alley said she believed basketball
definitely required a full time coach.
"Having come from a small college where
I also taught, advised and served on
committees, I found that you get spread
pretty thin." Alley said. "Athletics is
becoming so demanding. Basketball is 'the
sport' in North Carolina and just about every
high school has a basketball program for
Other recent changes and additions in the
women's athletic program include the hiring
of assistant coaches for field hockey and
fencing, the possibility of volleyball being
played in Carmichacl Auditorium and
development of Atlantic Coast Conference
championships for women in tennis and
Such changes and improvements have
helped put UNC above average in
comparison to Association of 1 ntercollegiate
Athletic schools with over 3.000 women
enrolled. According to an A I AW survey, the
large schools have an average of 7. 1 women's
sports which involve an average l 120.9
participants. Last year UNC had II sports
(A1AW rules classify indoor and outdoor
track as one sport) and 192 participants.
As for the quality of women's athletics
at Carolina, Hogan cited the
accomplishments of last year's teams.
"Six of our teams represented the
University on the national level and three ol
our teams went to regional tournaments."
Hogan said. "In addition, five of our teams
won state championships and nine had
With such an expanding and improving
women's program, it would seem that the
UNC Athletic Department's budget would
be strained, but Hogan faid that so'far, no
cuts had been made in the women's budget
and all the coaches had received what they
asked for. ,ij;t
Head Track Coach Joe Hilton said the
budget for the women's track team had been
quite liberal and volleyball coach Dr. Beth
Miller said she had not experienced any
money problems. r !,
"We're able to go to tournaments, that
other schools won't give their learns money
to go to," Dr. Miller said. "Of course,, we
don't ask for anything outrageous, we try to
Even though the program hasn't faced
money problems yet, it does have problems
with facilities. S
When the women's gym was built in 1942
it was designed to serve 200 women. The
opening of a women's locker room in
Woollen Gym about 10 years ago and its
expansion this summer added more space,
but according to Physical Education
Programs Director Angela Lumpkin, both
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areas were designed to serve "considerably
less" women than they are serving now.
Presently, permanent baskets and lockers
are being provided to 1275 women. Ann
Marshall said the lack of locker space was a
problem for the women's swim team and Dr.
Miller said the lack of facilities was one of
her main concerns.
I he present facilities are also a major beef
of gvmnast 1 ia Walker.
"It's not one of the best set-ups." Walker
said. "We practice at the back of Woollen
Gym and basketballs get thrown at our
heads. It's too small and we're cramped for
A solution to the lack of facilities is on the
way though as construction was begun this
summer on new physical education and
intramural facility next to Wogllen.
The building is scheduled to be completed
in 1980 and will include three gyms, offices,
an adaptive physical education room and a
"With this new facility, the women's
athletic program will have more than
adequate room," said Dr. Curl Blyth,
Chairman of the Department of Physical
As for what process to expect in the future.
Hogan cited the possibility of adding
another sport, probably soccer, and the
hiring of another women's full-time coach,
who would be responsible for two or more
Overall. Hogan said that she expects the
team schedules to get tougher, the quality of
, athletes to keep improving and the number
of scholarships to increase.
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