Carroll College, Helena Montana

Athletics

Grade Point Averages/Team (2009-2010)

The National Associaion of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has named all nine intercollegiate athletic teams as All-Scholars Teams for achieving a cumulative grade point average above a 3.000 for the 2009-2010 academic year.

 TeamGPA  Team GPA
 Women's Golf3.466   Men's Golf3.476 
 Women's Cross Country3.391   Men's Cross Country3.367 
 Women's Volleyball3.536   Football3.192
 Women's Basketball3.470  Men's Basketball3.327
 Women's Soccer3.358   


Frontier Conference All-Sports Trophy (2009-2010)

The Frontier Conference of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has named Carroll College as the winner of the 2009-2010 George Bandy Memorial All-Sports Trophy. The Bandy Award is presented each year to the Frontier Conference school that accumulates the most points, based on the league finish is each conference sport.

The 2009-2010 season included first place finishes by the Carroll football, women's soccer and women's volleyball teams. All nine of Carroll's intercollegiate sports teams finished in the top half of the Conference standings.

Bandy Award Conference Standings
103 points  Carroll College
  97 points   Rocky Mountain College
  90 points   Lewis-Clark State University
  84 points   Westminster College
  57 points   University of Great Falls
  51 points   Montana Tech
  41 points   Montana State University-Northern
  37 points   University of Montana-Western
  11 points   Eastern Oregon University 

National Survey on Student Engagement (2009)

The National Survey of Student Engagement is administered nationally each spring and in alternating years at Carroll College to a random sample of first-year students and senior-year students. The survey results provides Carroll College with national benchmark data to compare the student learning experiences of Carroll students to the student learning experiences of students at similar institutions.

Exercised or Participated in Physical Fitness Activities

 Carroll
First-Year
Students 
National
First-Year 
Students 
Carroll
Senior-Year
Students 
National
Senior-Year
Students
 
Never  5% 13%  8% 13% 
Sometimes 21%27% 24% 32% 
Often 19%26% 25% 24% 
Very Often 55%34% 43%31% 

Carroll College students reported having more experiences with exercise or participated in physical fitness activities than the national benchmark for similar institutions. First-year Carroll students reporting "often" or "very often" was 74% compared to 60% for similar institutions, and senior-year Carroll students reported 68% compared to 55% for the same experiences. 

Student Satisfaction Inventory (2010)

The Student Satisfaction Inventory measures student importance and student satisfaction with items about the operations, services and attention students receive at the college. Students indicate on a scale of 1 to 7 (with 7 being the highest rating) their assessment of the item. Student importance and student satisfaction data are reported with benchmark data for national four-year private colleges. 

Item Carroll
College Student
Importance 
Carroll 
College Student
Satisfaction
Gap National
Four-Year Privates 
Student Importance
National
Four-Year Privates 
Student Satisfaction
Gap  
The intercollegiate athletic programs contribute to a strong sense of school spirit. 5.34 5.26 
0.08       
 5.13 4.340.79
Males and females have equal opportunities to participate in intercollegiate athletics. 5.32 5.41-0.09  5.48 5.19 0.29
Opportunity to play sports as factor in decision to enroll. 3.70   NA  NA 3.57  NA  NA


Carroll College students report that importance and satisfaction with the intercollegiate athletic programs contributing to a strong sense of school spirit are at acceptable levels. Carroll College students also report that importance and satisfaction with males and females having equal opportunities to participate in intercollegiate athletics are at acceptable levels. The opportunity to play sports as factor in decision to enroll was not as important to Carroll students. As far as benchmark data, Carroll students scored importance levels and satisfaction levels on intercollegeiate athletic programs contributing to a strong sense of school spirit higher than students at national four-year private colleges. In addition, Carroll students report less importance and more satisfaction with males and females having equal opportunity to participate in intercollegiate athletics than students at national four-year private colleges. The opportunity to play sports as factor in decision to enroll was more important to Carroll students that students at national four-year private colleges. The satisfaction level with the factor was not reported in the data.

Student Life Annual Survey (2011)

 The Student Life Annual Survey is administered each spring as an on-line survey. This year we had 514 students of the 1400 students enrolled for Spring 2010 submit responses.  

1. Which Carroll athletic events do you regularly attend? Check all that apply.

Team 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 
Basketball, Men's 49.4% 52.5%50.5%52.4% 44.4% 
Basketball, Women's  30.6% 31.1%28.6% 35.0% 30.2% 
Cross Country, Men's & Women's  4.9%  6.1%  3.5%   2.9%   2.4% 
Football  71.1% 70.9%67.7% 87.1% 68.5% 
Golf, Men's and Women's  2.0%  1.8% 1.6%  3.1%   2.4% 
Soccer, Women's 10.9% 15.0%  8.4% 12.6%   7.5% 
Volleyball, Women's  23.3% 27.0%19.4% 14.0% 16.3% 
Track & Field, Men's & Women's  4.9% NA NA NA NA
 I do not regularly attend Carroll athleitc events 21.1% 20.9%23.5% NA 24.8% 

2. Which Carroll athletic facilities do you regularly use? Check all that apply.

Facility  20112010 2009 2008 2007 
Fitness Center/cardio  54.6% 57.1%55.3% 58.8% 52.5% 
Fitness Center/weights 46.9% 43.3%42.3% 46.0% 43.5% 
Swimming Pool  22.6% 27.0%19.5%21.8% 21.7% 
Gymnasium  26.3% 21.8%26.2%25.9%21.1% 
Spinning Bikes 15.4% 17.2% 17.3%18.1%  15.7%
Racquetball Courts  14.3%16.6%  14.0%15.1%  9.9% 
Football Practice Field  13.4%13.8%  7.9% 7.8%10.7%
Varisty Weight Room  11.1% 9.3% 12.4%14.0% 10.3% 
Nelson Stadium  11.7% 8.6% 7.7% 8.7% 5.0%
Human Performance Lab  3.4% 3.9% NA NA NA
I do not regularly use Carroll's athletic facilities.   29.4% 31.1% 27.8% 27.7% 34.2%


Master Planning (2009)

Carroll College hired the campus planning firm of Dober Lidsky Mathey to update the college's master plan. Exhibit 3.3 of the master plan compares the average amount of space in nine space types at colleges with enrollments below 2,500 surveyed by the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) for the 2006 Campus Facilities Inventory Report. A sample of the exhibit provides these benchmarks:

Exhibit 3.3 - Comparison of Carroll Space to SCUP Peers

 Classrooms Labs Offices Library Athletic Residential 
SCUP Survey
Avg Space
 
 44,514 47,880  80,479 45,55888,566  223,622
SCUP Survey Avg per Student 26 28 48 27 53 133
Carroll Existing Space 42,096 29,640 47,851 34,097 45,439 139,880
Carroll Existing per Student 29 21 33 24 32 97
Carroll NASF at SCUP Averages 38,136 41,020 68,948 39,030 75,876 191,581


Dober Lidsky Mathey reported: "Only 10.5 percent of the inventory is allocated to athletic functions, significantly below the peer group. To maintain its high level of achievement in intercollegiate athletics and especially to address deficiencies in facilities available to non-varsity, intramural and recreational, athletes, the College must renovate and significantly expand the Physical Education Center."
 
The firm recommended: "Continue to develop concepts and funding strategies for the expansion of the College's athletic/recreation facilities. The fact that Carroll has limited athletic and recreation is somewhat masked by the prominence of Nelson Stadium on campus and the spectacular success of several of the College's athletic teams. However, the PE Center is small, crowded and dated even in comparison to many contemporary high schools. The majority of the space is assigned to intercollegiate athletics and a disused swimming pool facility, with few resources for a vibrant recreation, fitness and intramural program. These programs and facilities that support them are key elements in premier institution's recruitment and retention plans."


Source: Centennial Plan, 2008-2009, Carroll College. Dober Lidsky Mathey. December 2009.

Student Recruitment

For the 2009-2010 academic year, Carroll Athletics recruited 59 first-year students and 11 transfer students for our intercollegiate athletic teams:

  • Football: 37 first-year students and 4 transfer students
  • Men's Cross Country: 2 first-year students
  • Men's Golf: 2 first-year students
  • Men's Basketball: 4 first-year students and 3 transfer students
  • Women's Volleyball: 1 first-year student
  • Women's Soccer: 5 first-year students
  • Women's Cross Country: 5 first-year students and 1 transfer student
  • Women's Golf: 2 first-year students
  • Women's Basketball: 1 first-year student and 3 transfer students

New additions for 2010-2011:

  • Men's Track and Field
  • Women's Track and Field

Value to Campus

Please rate how valuable you believe Athletic Events contribute to the quality of campus life at Carroll:
53.5%   Highly Valuable
34.2%   Somewhat Valuable
  5.6%   Somewhat Lacking Value
  4.0%   Highly Lacking Value
  2.7%   Unable to Evaluate

Please rate how valuable you believe the Fitness Center contributes to the quality of campus life at Carroll:
53.8%   Highly Valuable
24..3%   Somewhat Valuable
  9.5%   Somewhat Lacking Value
  6.5%   Highly Lacking Value
  5.9%   Unable to Evaluate
 

Please rate how valuable you believe the PE Center contributes to the quality of campus life at Carroll:
56.0%   Highly Valuable
24.6%   Somewhat Valuable
11.3%   Somewhat Lacking Value
  2.9%   Highly Lacking Value
  5.2%   Unable to Evaluate

Please rate how valuable you believe Nelson Stadium contributes to the quality of campus life at Carroll:
51.8%   Highly Valuable
29.4%   Somewhat Valuable
  8.3%   Somewhat Lacking Value
  3.8%   Highly Lacking Value
  6.7%   Unable to Evaluate

Source: Student Life Annual Survey (2010)