Ball State Cardinal Commitment:Developing Champions.

Cardinal Commitment: Developing Champions

Our $20 million Cardinal Commitment campaign will run through December 2014 and will include thoughtful, strategic improvements for softball, baseball, men's and women's golf, football, men's and women's basketball, and men's and women's volleyball.

Reasons to make a commitment today:

Ball State student-athletes are committed to excellence.   

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Our student-athletes' passion isn't expressed only on the playing fields or courts; their passion extends to the classroom as well.

Just a few facts about our athletics program and student-athletes:   

  • Ball State is one of only 120 colleges and universities that are members of the NCAA's Division I Football Bowl Subdivision. 
  • In the last 16 years, 50 Cardinal teams have won or shared Mid-American Conference championships.       
  • In spring of 2012, we honored 123 student-athletes for a grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher. Ten of these student-athletes achieved a perfect 4.0 GPA.
  • 11 of our 19 teams earned a perfect Academic Progress Rate single-year score of 1,000, and all of our teams posted strong multiyear scores.       

We are committed to our student-athletes.

Thanks to the generosity of alumni and friends, we have made several significant improvements to our athletic facilities since 2007. This has included renovations to Scheumann Stadium, the Fisher Football Training Complex, Worthen Arena, and the Briner Sports Complex. These improvements have helped us make an enormous impact on the Ball State experience for student-athletes and student fans alike. But we have much more to accomplish.

"Our Cardinal student-athletes are remarkable in their dedication. They must hit the weights before dawn and study when others have closed their laptops. Just as our student-athletes are committed to Ball State, we now have the opportunity to be committed to them."
- President Jo Ann Gora    

We need your commitment to Ball State athletics.

"Every aspect of Division I athletics is competitive. We're competing with other universities for top student-athletes - to provide those student-athletes with the best facilities and support systems to enable them to succeed. It's important that our facilities are competitive, especially in the MAC.   

"It's not only the student-athletes and their coaches who make a committed and competitive athletic program; it's the alumni, the parents, the faculty and staff, everyone who loves the university. We are all one team."
- Bill Scholl, Athletic Director   

We need your support! Although Ball State receives some state support, public dollars do not fund any athletic projects.     

Click one of the below images to see artistic renderings of the improvements a successful campaign will provide:      

Athletics Cardinal Commitment 4 Sports

Ballpark Complex Golf Practice Facility Court Sports Practice Facility Football Team Complex

Cardinal Commitment
Facilities are critical to developing champions.
Gina Bradburn, '93
Director of Development for Athletics
Office of University Development
Muncie, IN 47306

Phone: 765-­285-­7099
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