A Message AD Janet R. Cone
Release: 05/11/2009
Athletic Director Janet R. Cone
Courtesy: UNC Asheville



Dear Bulldog Supporter,


Asheville is our town, and the Bulldogs are our team!


We are writing to invite you to invest in your Bulldogs and make a significant difference for more than 200 student-athletes who represent our town and our team. At UNC Asheville, we are committed to developing Champions in Athletics and Leaders for Life. Bulldog student-athletes come to UNC Asheville for the nationally ranked education as well as the incredible Bulldog coaches, teammates and fans who make for an unmatched college experience.


Your Bulldogs are thriving in the classroom, on the field and in our community: last year 62% of Bulldog student-athletes had a GPA of 3.0 or higher with an overall cumulative GPA of 3.03; 83 student- athletes made the Dean’s list; 32 student-athletes graduated; Bulldog student-athletes provided more than 2,500 community service hours in our town; and more than 46,000 of you attended Bulldog sporting events. In addition to challenging for Big South championships in 15 sports, UNC Asheville saw three-sport athlete, Meredith Foster Ristic win a Big South Conference Indoor Championship in the high jump, and Bulldog Baseball played their first games under the lights at Greenwood Field.


As Bulldog Athletics continues to rise, we know these accomplishments would not be possible without you. Although the Bulldog Athletics Department annual budget is lean, we operate without any state funding and depend greatly on your philanthropy to provide for scholarships and operating expenses for 15 NCAA Programs. Please use the enclosed form or donate online ( to invest in the future of your Bulldogs, UNC Asheville’s next generation of leaders.


Go Bulldogs!


Janet R. Cone                                                                                       

 Director of Athletics                                                                               (828) 251-6922


Kelly L. Schukart                                                                              

General Manager IMG, UNC Asheville                                                  (828) 251-6905




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