Track and Field Travel and Equipment

The track and field teams, in their third year, have more than 80 men and women on the rosters, giving more student-athletes a chance to do what they love. To perform at their best, they need the equipment and the ability to travel to high-caliber meets where they can compete and qualify for the NCAA national meet.

The Need

Getting to the next level in track and field requires qualifying individuals for the national meet. As the season draws to a close, qualifying chances get slimmer, and the coaching staff must be able to send as many student-athletes to meets to qualify for the NCAA meet. Ichabods must also have the right gear and equipment to meet the demands of the many events and environments in which they compete, practice and workout.

As Coach Cameron Babb and his staff continue building the program, the roster will increase. Washburn will grow more competitive in a wider range of events. Funds raised through this project will give the coaching staff the ability to send more Ichabods to the right events and keep them in the right gear throughout the season.

Impact on Students

As the program grows, individual honors can add up to team success, and Washburn can meet its team goals of winning the MIAA championship and finishing near the top at the NCAA meet. The Ichabods know competing at their best will bring success and pride to their team, Washburn students, faculty, staff, alumni and fans.

Your gift to this fund can help give Washburn track and field the running start it needs.

The Budget

While the Athletic Department budget covers travel to meets already on the schedule, gifts to this fund will help send more student-athletes to last-chance qualifiers at the end of the regular season. You can also help send student-athletes to high-caliber events around the country where they can compete against the best in the nation and have the right experience when they get to the NCAA national meet. More meets also means a higher demand for the right equipment, and these costs will only go up as the program grows in size and success.

Lunch Time Gift Challenge
Can we raise $10,000 between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. CT? Generous philanthropists and friends of Washburn, Ford and Catherine Ross, will donate up to $10,000 for every dollar raised during these two hours.
$10,000 / $10,000 Raised
Track and Field Match
The Washburn University Alumni Association and Foundation Board of Trustees will generously match dollar for dollar all Track and Field program donations up to $500.
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