Does Georgia State Have Sand In Its Eyes?
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that Georgia State will add women’s sand volleyball for the 2013 spring season. Predictably, the school’s athletic director, Cheryl Levick, cited Title IX compliance — specifically to balance gender proportionality numbers with football — as the key reason. The addition of this sport brings with it an estimated $1.5 million price tag for start-up costs.
- So far, only fifteen teams nationwide play sand volleyball, according to the American Volleyball Coaches Association.
- Only a handful of southern colleges, such as Florida Atlantic and Tulane, host sand volleyball teams.
- The Colonial Athletic Association, which Georgia State belongs to, hosts exactly zero other colleges that play sand volleyball.