AD Ryan Byrne and SBCC President Lori Gaskin: Don't Suspend the SBCC Men's Intercollegiate Tennis Team
  • Petitioned SBCC AD Ryan Byrne and SBCC President Lori Gaskinn

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Santa Barbara City College AD
SBCC AD Ryan Byrne and SBCC President Lori Gaskinn
SBCC President
SBCC AD Ryan Byrne and SBCC President Lori Gaskinn

AD Ryan Byrne and SBCC President Lori Gaskin: Don't Suspend the SBCC Men's Intercollegiate Tennis Team

    1. Jack Sanford
    2. Petition by

      Jack Sanford

      United States

The suspension is based upon unsubstantiated data and the present men's tennis team is a vibrant and dynamic program with 14 team members, a committed coach and an active conference. The enrollment at SBCC is 50 -50 males and females. The athletic programs at present consist of 8 men's sports and 8 women's sports if the men's tennis team is suspended and women's swimming and water polo are added, which they will be, the ratio will become 7 men's sports and 10 women's sports. SBCC was just awarded the #1 community college in the United States and the men's tennis team was included in that award so why suspend it. (Football is not included in these ratios because there is no comparable activity for women)

To:
SBCC AD Ryan Byrne and SBCC President Lori Gaskinn, Santa Barbara City College AD
SBCC AD Ryan Byrne and SBCC President Lori Gaskinn, SBCC President
Protest the suspension of the SBCC Men's Intercollegiate Tennis Team

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Dominic Watkins UPLAND, CA
      • 7 months ago

      I plan to attend SBCC this upcoming year and i'd really love to go to a college that has a men's tennis team because i've been playing tennis for four years and i'd very much like to continue.

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    • steve ruggles SANTA BARBARA, CA
      • 9 months ago

      I benefited as a player from Community College play before playing Division 1. Probably wouldn't have happened otherwise.

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    • Alec Horton GOLETA, CA
      • 11 months ago

      Santa Barbara City College tennis is an iconic program, starting with Coach Sanford many years ago. Losing a valuable Community College Men's Tennis program is tragic. I am amazed that it would even be considers, SBCC ranks in the class of the other great teams like Saddleback, Foothill, Ventura, College of The Desert and Grossmont to name a few. As a former CC player and Coach, and Coach's Association president I do not know how this has been allowed. Currently a Director of Tennis in the Santa Barbara County the majority of our members are truly upset with this decision and are willing to do what it takes to bring the program back.

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    • Bill Wagner GOLETA, CA
      • 11 months ago

      I attended SBCC and my daughter will start there next fall. Tennis has always been a big part of our Santa Barbara heritage. We lost UCSB's football program and it's never recovered. I would ask you not to drop tennis from SBCC. I think it's a terrible mistake to take away athletics from young adults.

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    • Greg Falzon SANTA BARBARA, CA
      • 11 months ago

      As a former member of the SBCC Tennis teams (1981-82) who played for Jack Sanford I am shocked to hear the program might be suspended. Santa Barbara is a world-class tennis community and not having a program at its city college would be an indictment of anyone who thinks this is a good idea. Tennis is a life-long sport that has benefited me personally and professionally throughout my career and it would be a crime to remove this program from the college experience. Look at the all the options, there is a better solution!

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