August 21, 2013

Cost Of College Sports Recognizes UNG Softball As National Leader In Spending Productivity

SHELBY, North Carolina - In the annual financial report produced by The Cost of College Sports, the University of North Georgia is a national leader in getting anticipated productivity from the operating dollars it expends for its softball team.

Eight primary team sports were examined in each of the NCAA's 24 Division II conferences, equating to 192 teams being scrutinized for their spending efficiency over a four-year time period.  Only three teams were ranked as their conference's highest spender and also its most efficient performer (as measured by regular season and conference tournament victories).  Those institutions were: 

-- Missouri University of Science & Technology, football, Great Lakes Valley Conference

-- Delta State University, women's basketball, Gulf South Conference

-- University of North Georgia, softball, Peach Belt Conference

Athletic officials at North Georgia should be commended for effectively balancing the outlay of funds with expected on field/court performance. 

A self-proclaimed sports fanatic, Dr. Jeff Tubbs poured his 40+ years of experience in collegiate athletics, statistical analysis, and higher education administration into Initially designed to track the efficiency of Big South Conference member schools, the product has been expanded to include eight sports across all 99 NCAA Division I, II , and III conferences, measuring which schools do the best job of translating dollars and cents into wins and conference championships.

For more detailed information, and to see other listings highlighting institutional efficiency in each of the NCAA's three divisions, go to