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Private schools add lacrosse to attract students

3 Indiana private schools join trend of adding varsity lacrosse in attempt to attract students
Posted on July 13, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on July 13, 2014 at 8:31 a.m.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Three small, private schools in Indiana have joined the trend of adding lacrosse programs in hopes of attracting students.

The Indianapolis Business Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1qSHYyY) DePauw University started teams last year, Wabash College is launching a program next year and University of Indianapolis is starting a program in 2016. Officials say adding lacrosse makes economic for schools trying to attract students who can afford tuition ranging from $25,000 to $45,000 annually.

University of Indianapolis athletic director Sue Willey said the Division II school will give only partial scholarships. She estimates that with tuition of about $25,150, recruiting 70 to 80 students to play lacrosse could bring in close to $2 million while the cost will be about $230,000 a year for its men’s and women’s teams.

Information from: Indianapolis Business Journal, http://www.ibj.com




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Updated at 3:26 p.m.
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