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[版面: 大学体育] [作者:gardenia] , 2003年11月04日08:54:57
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发信人: gardenia (栀子~我的失恋), 信区: NCAA
标  题: History of UAA
发信站: Unknown Space - 未名空间 (Tue Nov  4 08:54:57 2003) WWW-POST

Change in institutions is often the product of circumstance. It is, more often
than not, the opportune joining of problems, solutions, resources, and
decision-makers at some coincidental point in time. It might be said that such
a combination of factors worked to support the formation of the University
Athletic Association.

During the early 1980's, several small to medium sized research universities
began to examine the direction of their athletics programs as well as the
relationship of athletics to the whole of their respective institutions. From
time to time, administrators and student affairs staff of the schools shared
their concerns informally with each other and found significant common ground
among their institutions. The commonality of their concerns and the
possibilities that might be realized through a collective effort among
institutions suggested exploration of some type of formal association.

At one point, athletic administrators from several institutions met to discuss
the possibility of an athletic conference with competition in selected sports,
however, no formal arrangements resulted from those discussions. At the same
time several institutions began to develop working agreements among themselves
for rotating sponsorship of a series of four-team basketball tournaments.

As these informal relationships were beginning to evolve, one college
administrator began to visualize the potential that might be realized by the
formal association of a group of these academic institutions. Harry Kisker,
Vice Provost and Dean of Students at Washington University in St. Louis, took
it upon himself to visit several college campuses and share his vision of an
athletic association of Division III institutions of similar academic stature
and mission. During his visits he spoke with chief executive officers, student
affairs administrators, and athletic administrators. His efforts were not
without results.

In the fall of 1984, William Danforth and Dennis O'Brien began talking in
earnest of starting a national Division III intercollegiate athletic
association based on academic similarities instead of athletic comparisons.
Danforth, the chancellor of Washington University in St. Louis, and O'Brien,
the president of the University of Rochester, were attending a convention of
the American Association of Universities, a 56-member national group of
research universities. Their discussions during that fall meeting were a
precursor to a larger effort.

During the summer of 1985, Dennis O'Brien invited the chief executive officers
of several major research universities located in prominent metropolitan areas
to a meeting on the University of Rochester campus to explore the
possibilities of some sort of university athletic association. A group
including presidents, chancellors, vice-presidents, deans, faculty, and
administrators met at Rochester in October. A philosophical rationale for an
athletic association of such institutions was discussed, along with various
models of competition which might be pursued, and the financial implications
of each. The result of this meeting was an agreement among those in attendance
to pursue the discussions on their respective campuses and meet again in
February at Washington University in St. Louis. At the meeting in St. Louis,
the participating institutions agreed upon a general model of competition and
a first draft of a constitution and bylaws. The results were returned to the
individual campuses for approval and final commitment.

On June 25, 1986, the formal announcement of the formation of the University
Athletic Association was made simultaneously at press conferences at the New
York Hilton Hotel and on the respective campuses of the member institutions.
Participating in the announcement were Carnegie Mellon University, Case
Western Reserve University, Emory University, Johns Hopkins University, New
York University, the University of Chicago, the University of Rochester, and
Washington University in St. Louis.

The first official meeting of delegates from each institution was held in the
Jay Berwanger Trophy Room at the University of Chicago in September of 1986.
During 1986, work on the constitution and bylaws was completed, an
administrative plan developed, and athletic schedules drawn for 1987-88 and
1988-89. In May of 1987, Brandeis University, a participant in the original
discussions and planning efforts, joined the UAA becoming the ninth member of
the Association. In July, the Association opened a central office with the
hiring of Richard A. Rasmussen as its full-time Executive Secretary. The
office was housed initially in Spurrier Gymnasium on the River Campus of the
University of Rochester. During the summer of 1988, it was moved to its
present location on the second floor of the Ellwanger and Barry Building on
the Mount Hope campus of the University of Rochester.

In the fall of 1987, the University Athletic Association applied for and was
granted voting membership in the National Collegiate Athletic Association.
Representatives of the UAA institutions gathered in Rochester on September 25
for a special luncheon celebrating the inauguration of formal competition
among member institutions. The featured speaker at the program was Dick
Schultz, the newly-appointed Executive Director of the NCAA. In his remarks,
Mr. Schultz congratulated the membership of the UAA, and praised the efforts
of the members of the Association in creating a new and exciting model of what
intercollegiate athletic competition can be.

Although some informal competition began among members of the UAA in 1986-87,
championship competition did not begin until 1987-88. That first year of
championship competition was a year of transition as institutions moved to
schedule as much UAA competition as possible while continuing to honor
previous scheduling commitments in soccer, football, and basketball. In
1988-89, championship competition was conducted in 21 sports including a
complete round robin in soccer and a double round robin in basketball. In
1990-91, a football schedule was completed, and in 1994-95 women's softball
was also added as a championship sport. The UAA sponsors championships in 12
men's sports and 10 women's sports.

The members of the UAA have made a conscientious effort to develop a model of
athletic competition that emphasizes good sportsmanship and an equality of
opportunity among all teams and all sports. At UAA championships, competitors
can often be found cheering for their opponents as well as their teammates,
encouraging everyone to perform to their maximum potential. Men's and women's
teams travel together and play a combined schedule of contests. Championship
events combine both men's and women's competition, alternating men's and
women's events or matches at the same site. Institutions also provide
opportunities for competing teams to get together informally in a social
setting outside of competition at each athletic event, and teams often take
advantage of the cultural and sightseeing opportunities of their host cities.


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