NCC Excellence Fund
for Cross Country and Track & Field
You can make an impact. By making a gift to the NCC Excellence Fund for Cross Country and Track & Field, you help our student-athletes succeed in the classroom and in competition. Your support also gives our programs an edge in recruiting and training. With you on our team this year, we can continue to provide the best for our student-athletes. Make a gift today!
Last year, supporters of our program helped purchase countdown timers and other necessary equipment that allowed us to host more indoor meets, including the SEC Indoor Championships. Thanks to our generous supporters, we have the resources we need to learn, lead and win championships.
See the chart below for benefit details for the NCC Excellence Fund for Cross Country and Track & Field.
|2017–18 NCC Excellence Fund for Cross Country and Track Benefits||Giving Levels|
|$150||$500||$1,000||$2,500||$5,000||$10,000 and above|
(to the extent allowed by law)
|NCC priority credit|
|Autographed team photo|
|Team-specific special event
|Dinner with Coach Keith|
|Dinner with team|
|Team all-access experience|
Success is possible because of you
The Vanderbilt cross country and track & field programs saw great successes in 2016–17. Thirty-four student-athletes were named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll this year, and the three teams earned over a 3.5 cumulative GPA for the academic year. Once again, the cross country teams competed at the NCAA South Region Cross Country Championships, with the women finishing in the Top 3 for the 7th consecutive year. Junior Sara Tsai advanced to represent Vanderbilt at the Nationals and finished 57th, an improvement of over 100 places from her freshman year. Jake Van Geffen’s time of 30:51.97 in the 10,000-meter run at the Tennessee Relays broke a school record that had stood for 35 years. The Track & Field season concluded with Sarah Bell, Simone Charley and Courtney Clayton all qualifying for the NCAA National Championships, earning NCAA First Team All-American honors, and breaking school records. Charley’s First-Team CoSIDA Academic All-American nod is the first of its kind for the cross country and track & field programs, and only the 13th in Commodore athletic history.
If I make a gift to the NCC Excellence Fund for Cross Country and Track & Field, will I be recognized as a National Commodore Club member? Yes. All donors to any area of Vanderbilt Athletics are recognized as NCC members.
Will my gift to the NCC Excellence Fund for Cross Country and Track & Field apply toward my National Commodore Club benefits? No. You will receive NCC priority points, but you must make a separate gift to the NCC annual fund for priority seating and parking benefits.
Will my gift to the NCC Excellence Fund for Cross Country and Track & Field be a restricted or unrestricted gift? A gift made directly to a sport’s program is restricted. By giving directly to our NCC Excellence Fund, you provide funds for projects outside of our operating budget.