Defining playing season segments for menís and womenís golf and tennis
The subcommittee reviewed the Championship Committee survey that indicated, in part, that institutions sponsoring men's and women's tennis support defining menís and womenís golf and tennis seasons. The subcommittee noted that the current standard allows institutions to declare when its traditional and non-traditional segments occur. Concerns about allowing the fall traditional segment include having a different roster play the traditional segment than the roster that is represented at the NCAA championship in the spring and generally treating golf and tennis differently than the rest of the automatic qualification sports that share similar scheduling challenges. Concerns about requiring a spring traditional segment include scheduling challenges caused by weather, a strain on coaching and physical facilities, and creating a larger disruption for women's tennis than men's tennis. Based on the survey results and concerns listed, the subcommittee is forwarding the following two issues to the golf and tennis committees:

(1) What are the challenges created by limiting the nontraditional segment to a five week period, with 16 days of athletically related activity and including one date of competition? If the 16 day model is not appropriate for the sport, what is the appropriate model in light of the survey results?

(2) What are the challenges created by requiring that the nontraditional segment be conducted in the fall? What are the challenges created by a 16 day model versus a model not specifically limited by days or weeks?

Comments and questions should be sent to D'Ann Keller at the NCAA via email at by September 1st