UGA Athletic Association Board Approves $143.3 Million Budget
The University of Georgia Athletic Association Board of Directors has approved a $143-million-dollar budget The board approved the fiscal year 2019 budget today during its annual spring meeting.
Athletics Director Greg McGarity says the goal of the Athletic Association is for every one of the Bulldog sports teams to be competing in its post season national championship competition. He said that “it’s imperative to support our teams with the financial resources necessary to achieve those goals....this budget reflects that support.”
A fiscal year 2019 budget of $143,319,301 was approved Friday by the University of Georgia Athletic Association Board of Directors during day two of it’s annual spring meeting.
UGA J. Reid Parker Director of Athletics Greg McGarity said the goal for the Athletic Association continues to be for every one of the Bulldog sports teams to be competing in its post season national championship competition.
“With the continuing goals and expectations we have in competition and academics, it’s imperative to support our teams with the financial resources necessary to achieve those goals,” said McGarity. “This budget reflects that support as we strive for excellence in all areas of our athletic program.”
Friday’s meeting also included a special presentation on student-athlete wellness by UGA Senior Associate Athletic Director for Sports Medicine Ron Courson. Assisting in the presentation on student-athlete wellness were Dr. David Paulk, University of Georgia Athletic Association (UGAA)/Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center Director of Behavioral Medicine, UGAA Behavioral Medicine Coordinator Lovie Tabron, UGAA Clinical Counselor Charlotte Warren, and UGAA sports psychologist Drew Brannon.
Reports were also presented by UGA student representatives on the Board: Jacob Fucetola, Summer Burnett, and Jonathan Pelham.