Collections > Electronic Theses and Dissertations > A Study of the Participatory and Financial Opportunities Afforded to Women’s Athletic Programs by North Carolina NCAA member institutions

This study examined financial and statistical data from North Carolina NCAA athletic programs. The purpose of the study was to determine the state of women’s athletic programs in the state. The study sought to find if opportunities for women’s athletics increased at the same rates as men’s athletic programs. The study found that not only were men were given more opportunities than women, but the percentage of increase for men was higher than that of women. The study also sought to compare women’s opportunities in North Carolina with other women’s NCAA programs in the United States. Overall, the study found that North Carolina athletic programs received fewer opportunities than the national average.