In a recent report by the NCAA, the University of Tennessee at Martin women’s basketball squad ranked amongst the nation’s leaders in home attendance figures during the 2013-14 competition season.
In a study which ranked the top 50 teams in Division I women’s basketball attendance, UT Martin ranked 48th in the country in home attendance with 29,682 people coming through the turnstiles of the Kathleen and Tom Elam Center last season. Hosting a total of 12 home games last season, the Skyhawks averaged 2,474 people per contest, ranking as the top Ohio Valley Conference member.
As a whole, the NCAA’s 343 Division I teams participating in women’s basketball played a combined 5,154 games last season and totaled 8,136,855 in attendance. The national average was 1,579, including figures from neutral site contests and postseason tournament play.
The OVC ranked 20th in women’s basketball attendance out of the 32 NCAA member conferences. As a league, the OVC and its 12 member institutions combined for 154 home game and 142,407 total attendees. On an average, the OVC averaged 925 people per contest – including the OVC Tournament.
The Skyhawks will look to defend their home court once again when the team opens the regular season against Southern Illinois on Friday, Nov. 14. Tipoff from the Elam Center is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
Ohio Valley Conference Attendance
School Games Attendance Avg.
Austin Peay 14 10,183 727
Belmont 12 6,984 582
Eastern Illinois 11 8,580 11
Eastern Kentucky 12 5,285 440
Jacksonville State 14 7,115 508
Morehead State 14 13,554 968
Murray State 13 6,609 508
SIUE 12 13,535 1,128
Southeast Missouri 13 6,846 527
Tennessee State 11 15,404 1,400
Tennessee Tech 12 14,943 1,245
UT Martin 12 29,682 2,474