San Bernardino Valley College Athletic Director Dave Rubio said despite the budget crunch the school could be adding a sport for the 2009-2010 school year.
The sport being discussed is women’s tennis. The move would be one way the school can address the gender equity inbalance the school is facing with an enrollment growing on the female side.
The sport wouldn’t be a very expensive one to add and the school already has courts at the school that are pretty much going unused right now.
Five schools in the Foothill Conference currently field teams – Victor Valley, College of the Desert, Mt. San Jacinto, Rio Hondo and Antelope Valley. Several other schools in close proximity also field teams so it wouldn’t be that hard to fill a schedule.
SBVC currently offers six sports for women – volleyball, cross country, soccer, basketball, softball and track.