Friday, October 02, 2009

In Kentucky, how many girls play prep baseball?

The National Federation of State High School Associations is out with its annual headcount of prep athletes.

The latest figures, for the 2008-2009 school year:

-More kids played high school sports than ever, 7,536,753.

-Girls participation also set a record, up by 56,825.

-Swimming and diving added the most participants, 29,967. Next were outdoor track and field, 19,396 and cross country which picked up 18,193. Lacrosse also continues to grow,up 9,579 players.

-Most popular sports (by participants): Basketball for boys, track and field for girls.

I love the detail in this report. To wit: In the state of Arkansas, 20 girls participated in weightlifting. In Kentucky, two played on boys baseball teams.


Ana said...

Man, I want to meet those two girls and shake their hands, because they're my heroes.

Jessie and Steve said...

I love the numbers for girls, especially in the nontraditional sports. I have a Google-ganger who was a high school wrestler in Connecticut. I loved following her career! said...

Mark, these numbers are not the final numbers that all schools must actually maintain in case a law suit were to be brought against them.

An annual effort to ensure accuracy and transparency in reporting continues to elude:

The High School Sports Information Collection Act of 2009 –

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