Monday, February 20, 2023

Endowments Fall


written by STEVE ULRICH
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1. Endowments Fall

Caltech Announces Its Accepted Class of 2026 |

"In one of the most challenging periods for equity and fixed income assets in recent years, investment performance for college and university endowments dipped sharply in fiscal year 2022, along with a drop in overall asset values. Yet endowments reported providing $25.85 billion in FY22, with the largest percentage of spending supporting student financial aid.

Those are among the key findings of the 2022 NACUBO-TIAA Study of Endowments®, the preeminent analysis of the financial, investment, and governance policies and practices of the nation’s higher education endowments and affiliated foundations. This year’s study reflects the responses of 678 institutions and covers the fiscal year July 1, 2021–June 30, 2022."

Top 10 Endowments of Division III Members (in $1,000s)

  1. MIT, $24,739,862 (-10.13%)
  2. Washington U., $12,252,329 (-9.48)
  3. Emory, $9,997,742 (-9.37)
  4. Johns Hopkins, $8,244,472 (-11.50)
  5. New York U., $5,148,741 (-7.64)
  6. Carnegie Mellon, $3,856,808 (-2.79)
  7. Caltech, $3,365,000 (-4.47)
  8. Williams, $3,534,369 (-15.26)
  9. Amherst, $3,321,853 (-12.01)
  10. Wellesley, $2,846,865 (-12.05)
Top 10 DIII Liberal Arts Colleges
  1. Williams, $3,543,369 (-15.26%)
  2. Amherst, $3,321,853 (-12.01)
  3. Wellesley, $2,846,865 (-12.05)
  4. Pomona, $2,749,865 (-9.40)
  5. Swarthmore, $2,725,238 (-6.00)
  6. Grinnell, $2,484,419 (-15.25)
  7. Bowdoin, $2,474,541 (-9.01)
  8. Smith, $2,467,996 (-3.56)
  9. Washington and Lee, $1,998,334 (-4.50)
  10. Wesleyan, Conn., $1,485,020 (-5.57)
DIII Endowment per Student
  1. MIT, $2,090,222
  2. Amherst, $1,685,364
  3. Swarthmore, $1,650,659
  4. Williams, $1,607,993
  5. Pomona, $1,563,312
  6. Caltech,$1,516,479
  7. Grinnell, $1,437,742
  8. Bowdoin, $1,269,647
  9. Principia, $1,244,955
  10. Wellesley, $1,196,665

>> A Closer LookD3Playbook will take a deeper dive into DIII endowments throughout the week. Tomorrow, we look at the rises and drops in market value.


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2.  Record-Breaking Weekend

Nelson Takes Sixth in 60H at USATF Indoor Championships, Sets DIII Record -  Posted on February 18th, 2023 by CJ Siewert

Birgen Nelson of Gustavus Adolphus did more than qualify for the 60-meter-hurdles final of the U.S. Indoor Championships on Saturday in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Nelson smashed her own NCAA Division III record with a time of 8.33 in the heats. That bettered her own 8.38 from early December. The NCAA DIII record was 8.44 before this indoor season. Nelson finished sixth in the final at 8.42, giving her five of the fastest times in NCAA DIII history.

Sam Blaskowski of UW-La Crosse added a second outright NCAA Division III indoor record to his resume at the U.S. Indoor Championships Saturday in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

That was before matching the record performance.

In the semifinals of the 60 meters, Blaskowski advanced to the final with a 6.67 clocking. That bettered the 6.68 DIII record he shared from two weeks ago with UW-Eau Claire’s Thurgood Dennis from 2014. Blaskowski equaled the 6.67 record in the final, finishing fifth.

Blaskowski already owned the DIII indoor 200 record at 21.13 from late-January.


3.  Conference Champions


The second of two huge weekends of conference swimming and diving championships came to a close with the crowning of team champions.

AMCC - Alfred State (M/W)
American Rivers - Luther (M/W)
CCIW - Augustana (M), Wheaton (W)
Centennial - Swarthmore (M/W)
Empire 8 - Alfred (M), Nazareth (W)
Landmark - Catholic (M/W)
Liberty - RIT (M), Ithaca (W)
Little East - Bridgewater State (M), Keene State (W)
Metro - TCNJ (M), Mary Washington (W)
MIAA - Calvin (M), Hope (W)
MIAC - Gustavus Adolphus (M), St. Catherine (W)
Midwest - Grinnell (M/W)
NESCAC (M) - Williams
Ohio - John Carroll (M/W)
Presidents - Grove City (M/W)
SUNYAC - Geneseo (M/W)
WIAC - Stevens Point (M), Eau Claire (W)



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4.  Lightning Round 


  Basketball (M)


  • Congratulations to Amber Thomas from the Centennial Conference and Lindsey Kellar of Illinois Wesleyan who were honored by NADIIIAA. Thomas received the Emerging Athletic Administrator Award, while Kellar received the Transitioning Athletic Administrator Award

   Happy Birthday

  • Cake and candles for Jill McCabe, AD, Marymount; Nathan Baliva, SID, Monmouth; Ray Bishop, Moravian, board member. Belated wishes to Jeff BowersToni Bickford and Trish Doherty at Virginia Wesleyan.

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