We're big supporters of college athletics. Many of our products such as the MVP Team Shelter, our lacrosse goals and our pitching machines are used by colleges and universities small and larger across North America.
According to the NCAA, there are now more than 472,625 student-athletes participating in athletics - an all-time high.
While there are still more men competing than women (56.6 percent of the total student-athlete population) the number of championship teams sponsored for women rose by 140 whereas the mens' side increased by 111.
The average number of student-athletes at NCAA schools in 2013-'14 was 430.
The largest growth came from lacrosse in both women’s and men’s sports. Twenty-nine women’s programs were added in 2013-14 to go with 20 additional men’s teams. The next-largest increase was in golf with 23 more teams,
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