NCC Excellence Fund for Women's Tennis
By making a gift to the NCC Excellence Fund for Women’s Tennis, you help our student-athletes succeed in the classroom and in competition. There’s no better way to show your commitment to our program. Help us gain an edge in recruiting and competition—make a gift today !
Last year, supporters of the NCC Excellence Fund for Women’s Tennis helped fund recruiting initiatives, cardiovascular tracking equipment, and yoga and massages for the team. We were also excited to have the resources to purchase new technology for our program. Each student-athlete now has a WHOOP wristband, which uses heart-rate variability and skin conductivity to analyze their individual stress levels, sleep patterns and recovery traits. We also purchased technology to shorten the time it takes to watch and break down film. Because of you, we are able to provide the best for our student-athletes, and prepare them to win championships.
See the chart below for benefit details for the NCC Excellence Fund for Women’s Tennis.
|2016-17 NCC Excellence Fund for Women's Tennis 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 Macdonald|
|Dinner with team|
|Team all-access experience|
Dedicated to success
Our student-athletes spend countless hours studying, practicing and competing in order to excel, both academically and athletically. Vanderbilt Women’s Tennis earned an impressive 3.499 cumulative GPA last academic year. We earned ITA All-Academic Team Status, and had five student-athletes named to the ITA Academic Honor Roll. Our team made an appearance in the 2016 NCAA Final Four, and finished the season ranked No. 5 in the nation with a 23-6 record. Georgina Sellyn was named SEC Scholar Athlete of the Year, Frances Altick and Sydney Campbell were named All-SEC First Team, Astra Sharma was named All-SEC Second Team and Fernanda Contreras was named to the SEC All-Freshman Team.
Coach Geoff Macdonald expects great things this year. Our student-athletes are working toward success—now they just need you! Make a gift today.
If I make a gift to the NCC Excellence Fund for Women’s Tennis, 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 Women’s Tennis 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 Women’s Tennis be a restricted or unrestricted gift? A gift made directly to a sport’s program is restricted. By giving directly to the NCC Excellence Fund for Women’s Tennis, you provide funds for projects outside of their operating budget.