Re: How does US scholarship dollars/yr compare to professional prize money/yr for wom
Thank you form, using your suggestions my spreadsheet looks like this. (Sorry the headings did not line up)
Schools Spots Athletes Ath/yr Value /Yr Totals
BCS 150 8 1200 300 50,000 $60,000,000.00
MM 6-7 70 6.5 455 113.75 30000 $13,650,000.00
MM 5 50 6 300 75 30000 $9,000,000.00
MM 4 40 4 160 40 40000 $6,400,000.00
310 528.75 $89,050,000.00
The values that I am using I believe are good for the cost of college tuition, housing, food , but does not include anything for free coaching, travel expense, etc.
The conclusion of the spreadsheet is that there is more money in women college tennis than in prize money for professional women's tennis. This would seem to be a surprise to some because my experience with discussions with other people with weight in the US tennis world, is that it is always taken as given that there is more money in professional tennis.
(I'm going to try to find a link for total professional prize money in the US)
Last edited by 2nd_serve; Feb 17th, 2010 at 08:00 PM.
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