Men's Basketball Excellence Fund
The Men's Basketball Excellence Fund serves as an avenue for individuals to directly invest in the needs of the Jackrabbit Men's Basketball program above and beyond our traditional operating expenditures. Your support of the Men's Basketball Excellence Fund is essential to our growth as a program and will help us in our quest of staying atop the Summit League and advancing in the NCAA Tournament. All funds raised through the Men's Basketball Excellence Fund will go directly to projects and needs identified by our coaching staff.
The Men's Basketball Excellence Fund will position Jackrabbit Men's Basketball for greater success by providing additional resources to enhance the overall Jackrabbit student-athlete experience. With the combined dedication of our student-athletes, coaching staff, past letterwinners, and donors, there is no doubt in my mind that we will be a perennial power nationally. You will find a detailed listing of our excellence fund goals below. I hope that I can count on you to continue to elevate our program.
Eric HendersonMen's Basketball Head Coach
Men's Basketball Excellence Fund Initiatives
Enhancing the budget allotted for travel opportunities would reduce the amount of time student-athletes typically miss being in the classroom due to long-distance journeys. Greater support for travel would allow for quicker trips and would help to ease the demands of the team’s uniquely challenging personal and professional schedules.
Conditioning and recovery equipment
Improved equipment would ensure student-athletes are in optimal shape to compete, helping them to strive for greater stamina and grit. New equipment such as a rowing machine, rope machine, hand bike, and leg recovery system would directly benefit the training and endurance of Jackrabbit athletes.
Improving the quality of the foods available to our players guarantees a well-rounded diet, in addition to saving time that they otherwise might have spent preparing meals. This positions players for better study and sleep habits and heightens the team’s appeal for recruitment efforts of incoming Jackrabbits.