A $4 million fund where the interest could pay for the relatively inexpensive Men’s program.
Began in 1926. This is our 88th year
Olympians: Chet Phillips (36), Bob Stout (52), Dominick Minicucci (92)
Olympic coaching staff members: Fred Turoff (92), Miles Avery (04, 08)
Highest GPA of all Temple teams the past three years
Top 3 highest GPA of all NCAA Men’s Gymnastics teams the past three years
We’ve run Philadelphia Boys’ Gymnastics, the only competitive program for area boys, for 11 years
via Some facts about TUMG (PDF)
That PDF has contact information for 3 administrators at Temple who could be petitioned.
Ted Pearson, a historian who teaches at Franklin & Marshall College, said his sons Will, 15, and Owen, 12, have been attending gymnastics at Temple for about five years.
“They really like it,” said Pearson, who brings the boys from their home in Merion. “It teaches them discipline, gives them physical fitness and mental alertness.”
“If we lose this program, I don’t know what we’re going to do,” Pearson said. “There’s no boys gymnastics where we live.”
related – Neil D. Theobald, president of Temple University, gives the media his version of why 7 teams were cut. He’s clear that cutting Football, instead, would not have saved those seven.