FUTURE OF MEN'S TENNIS
SBCC Plans Suspension of Men's Tennis following 2013 Season
Santa Barbara City College considers intercollegiate athletics as an academic success program. Participation in intercollegiate athletics is part of a comprehensive program that ultimately leads to increased access to opportunities. The nature of intercollegiate athletics is dynamic and constantly changing. For the past decade, local interest in men's tennis has been in significant decline. Moreover, metrics of student success within intercollegiate athletics, such as retention, graduation rates, and transfer rates have been disproportionately lower for men's tennis as compared to students in other intercollegiate offerings. Since athletics is a student success program, these are the metrics with which SBCC Athletics judges the success of an intercollegiate program. With these factors in mind, SBCC Athletics is currently planning to suspend men's tennis at the conclusion of the Spring 2013 season.