Cavalier Corner

April 2015

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tesville they lived. Natalie Bausback, a third-year middle hitter on UVa's volleyball team, is from Carlsbad, Calif., near San Diego. "I think it will be very beneficial," Bausback said of the cost-of-attendance stipend, "especially com- ing from California, when plane tickets are $700, $800. I know that will help my family out a lot, and me, with the cost of plane tickets." Bausback lives in off-Grounds housing, and the money she currently receives from the University for room "doesn't fully cover each monthly rent," she said. The stipend will remedy that, and it will allow some of her teammates to remain in their apartments for 2015-16. "The prices were actually going up next year," Bausback said, "and I know some people were con- sidering moving out and trying to find somewhere else, because they can't pay for the cost of their apartment." UVa sponsors 25 sports, all of which receive the full scholarship funding allowed by the NCAA. The full grants-in-aid for these 25 sports — 316.6 in all — are divided among about 650 student- athletes. Since 2008, the cost of a full scholarship at UVa has risen approximately 50 percent, with an out-of-state scholarship increasing from $35,000 to $53,000. The Virginia Athletics Foundation has tradition- ally established and promoted a goal for its annual fund, the primary source of funding for athletics scholarships. The annual fund also covers the costs of academic support for student-athletes and a por- tion of the operational budget for Olympic sports. Third-year volleyball player Natalie Bausback, a native of Carlsbad, Calif., said the cost-of- attendance stipend will help her with both travel and housing costs. PHOTO COURTESY UVA

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