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11 > Image 11 of Minutes of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees, 2011-06-14

Part of Minutes of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees

-1 1- DD. Athletic Association Board of Directors Report Mr. Dawson reported on the Athletic Association Board of Directors meeting, which was held on May 26, 2011. At that meeting, Dr. Todd congratulated all of the student athletes for a remarkable season, especially the Softball team, for hosting the NCAA Super Regional, and the Rifle team for their national championship win. He also commended all student athletes for contributing over 200 hours of community service and noted their improvement in graduation rates and grade point average (GPA). President Todd thanked the Athletic Department for their contributions to campus, mainly through royalties and scholarships. He also expressed his pleasure with the culture created by Athletic Director Mitch Bamhart and his administration, and he thanked them for laying a great foundation. The Athletic Association received a report from its Finance Committee meeting, at which Mr. Butler recommended the approval of two items: UK Athletics fiscal year 2011 budget adjustments and the fiscal year 2012 budget presented by Ms. Lisa Peterson. Both recommendations were unanimously approved by the Board. Ms. Peterson also presented the 2012 budget of $83.6M to the Athletic Boards full meeting Mr. Mitch Bamhart gave the Athletic Directors report and congratulated the 66 May student-athlete graduates of the University of Kentucky. Over 14 teams posted a Spring GPA over 3.0, and Mens Basketball tied for the top academic progress rate (APR) in the SEC. In addition, UK is one of two schools in the SEC that has never had an APR penalty. Mr. Bamhart congratulated several sports for their accomplishment this season: The Rifle Team and head coach Harry Mullins national championship win, Mens Basketball Final Four run, the Volleyball team for the sixth straight post-season run, Womens Basketball NCAA 2"d round, Football for making their 5th consecutive bowl appearance, Mens Tennis and Eric Quigley set a record for number of victories in one year at 29, and Softball Team for hosting an NCAA Super Regionals. EE. Gluck Equine Research Foundation Board Report Dr. McCorvey gave the Equine Board report. The University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Foundation had a fall board meeting in November, a nominating committee meeting in March, and a spring board meeting in April. The Gluck Foundation participated in organizing several outreach activities, including a Monthly UK Department of Veterinary Science Equine Diagnostic and Research Seminar Series, an Intemational Symposium on Equine Reproduction in July 2010, Bi-monthly Kentucky Equine Networking Association dinner meetings in partnership with the Kentucky Horse Council, which began in September 2010, of course the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in September and October of 2010, the Kentucky Breeders Short Course, January 21 and 22 of 201 1, and the Rolex Three-Day Event, April 28 - May 1, 2011.