By Alexander Eubanks
In a survey sent out to students on Monday, USF St. Petersburg took another step toward introducing athletics to the waterfront campus.
After months of town halls marked by low turnout and meetings with student leaders, Fort Myers-based firm Athletic Staffing and Consultants hopes that the survey will provide some much needed student feedback.
The survey seeks to gain a view of the typical St. Petersburg student’s relationship with athletics.
Students are also asked how often they believe they could, and would, attend competitions and whether they would be interested in participating in athletics. A student booster organization, which would require an entrance fee, is also suggested to gauge interest.
The survey also seeks information regarding which sports the student body would be most interested in seeing brought to campus.
Long discussed options like softball, track and field and soccer made the list as well as new considerations basketball and lacrosse.
Students are urged to participate in the short survey.