UGA Athletic Association board approves $143.3 million budget for fiscal year 2019

A fiscal year 2019 budget of $143,319,301 was approved May 25 by the University of Georgia Athletic Association board of directors on the second day of its annual spring meeting.

Greg McGarity, UGA’s J. Reid Parker Director of Athletics, said the goal for the Athletic Association continues to be for every one of the university’s sports teams to be competing in its post-season national championship competition.

“With the continuing goals and expectations we have in competition and academics, it’s imperative to support our teams with the financial resources necessary to achieve those goals,” said McGarity. “This budget reflects that support as we strive for excellence in all areas of our athletic program.”

The meeting also included a special presentation on student-athlete wellness by Ron Courson, UGA senior associate athletic director for sports medicine. Assisting in the presentation were Dr. David Paulk, University of Georgia Athletic Association/Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center director of behavioral medicine; Lovie Tabron, UGAA behavioral medicine coordinator; Charlotte Warren, UGAA clinical counselor, and Drew Brannon, UGAA sports psychologist.

Reports also were presented by Jacob Fucetola, Summer Burnett and Jonathan Pelham, UGA student representatives on the board.