Second Petition for Women's Track and Field Intercollegiate Team Status

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Chairman Watkins Supports Women's Track and Field Team

After the Women's Track and Field Club's first petition in 1981, David L. Watkins, the chairman of the Department of Physical Education, wrote to Comptroller Robert W. Belyea in 1982 urging the club's elevation to intercollegiate team status. He writes that women students have participated in the Track and Field Club for five years and have conducted "a quality program." He argues that creating this women's team would allow the college to offer nine intercollegiate sports for women in comparison to the ten for men. His proposed budget of $4,360 is much larger than the club's 1981 proposal of a $1000 budget. See http://coeducation.dickinson.edu/index.php?q=node/168 for more information on the 1981 petition.