Spelman drops sports to focus on student's overall health
Spelman College in Atlanta announced plans to eliminate their intercollegiate athletics program at the end of this academic year to focus on the overall health for all of its 2,100 students.
The historically black liberal arts women’s college in Atlanta states that they spend around $1 million a year to run their athletic programs, however, only 80 students currently participate in school sports. As a result, the college administration decided a wiser investment would be to spend those funds on the entire student body rather than a select few.
As part of a new wellness initiative, Spelman plans to gear its physical education program around fitness activities career women are likely to keep up after they graduate. As a result, activities such as archery and badminton will be replaced with ...