Petition statement to be delivered to Edward Ayers, President- University of Richmond and Jim Miller, Athletic Director

Save Richmond Track

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Save Richmond Track

To be delivered to Edward Ayers, President- University of Richmond and Jim Miller, Athletic Director

Petition Statement

Please sign this petition in support of the University of Richmond XC/Track and Field program. Your support represents a commitment to what NCAA athletics are meant to be about- success in the classroom and in athletic competition.
There are currently 11,689 signatures. NEW goal - We need 15,000 signatures!

Petition Background

On September 21st, 2012, University of Richmond Athletic Director Jim Miller informed the members of the University of Richmond Track and Field program that the University would be cutting the mens indoor and outdoor Track and Field teams. These cuts were made in order that the University could add a Men's Lacrosse team. The Richmond Cross Country/Track program has been the epitome of what the NCAA promotes as Student-Athletes. We have succeeded both academically and athletically. The following are just some of the accomplishments by the Richmond Cross Country/Track and Field program over the past few years.

Spring 2011- Highest Team GPA all DI Outdoor Track and Field Teams

10 consecutive years on USTFCCCA All Academic Team for Cross Country, Indoor Track and Outdoor Track

2010- Qualified for NCAA XC Championships

2010-Top 25 finish in the NCAA

2010- Atlantic10 Cross Country Champions

Please sign this petition and vocalize your concern to the University community at large, to raise awareness and hopefully reverse this decision. Thank you for your support.

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