Eau Claire athletics thrives under limitations

March 15, 2018

Part one of a two-part segment looks at athletic department funding at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, and how the athletic budget impacts the decisions coaches make with funding.

UW-Eau Claire softball coach Leslie Huntington and women’s hockey coach Erik Strand talk about the challenges faced working with a smaller Division III budget.

According to the department of athletics, UW-Eau Claire has the second lowest athlete-to-dollar ratio of the eight WIAC schools.

In part two, Athletic Director Dan Schumacher talks about how fundraising plays a major role in the athletic budget.

Part two of this podcast highlights how the athletics department utilizes the resources at their disposal, as well as the challenges of updating and building new facilities for athletes.

An athlete and the athletics director share their feelings on fundraising, recruiting, branding and out-of-pocket expenses for their season.

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