About Us

The Gator Backcourt Club is a non-profit volunteer organization and the Official Booster Club of the University of Florida Women’s Basketball team. Our goal is to:

  • Endorse and support the basketball team,
  • Raise awareness,
  • Build interest,
  • Increase attendance,
  • Have fun!

The club was founded in 2005 when then-Gator Head Coach Carolyn Peck approached a group of women leaders in the Gainesville community and asked them to help her promote and support women’s basketball.  The first executive board consisted of:

Judy Boles – President
Marilyn Tubb – Vice President
Kathy Viehe – Secretary
Ann Marie Rogers – Treasurer

If you are interested in joining our group, please visit the Membership Information page for steps on how to join.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors shall consist of the Executive Board, Committee Chairperson(s) and Members‐at‐Large. The Executive Board is nominated by general membership. The Nominating Committee creates a slate of officers for general membership voting approval. The Executive Board term starts on July 1 of each year and lasts for one year.

By-Laws

The Gator Back Court Club is governed by its bylaws.

Becoming a Board Member

See our Frequently Asked Questions for those interested in becoming a board member.

Executive Board Members

Below are the current board members for the 2017-2018 Membership Year who have full voting privileges.

LauraLaura Ellis: President
Email: president@gatorbackcourtclub.com 

 

 

Leslie White, First Vice President

Susan Spinks, Second Vice President

Ruth Dalton, Secretary
Email: secretary@gatorbackcourtclub.com

Steve Sommer, Treasurer

Cassie Macias, Past President

Serena Wilson: Director of Basketball Operations/Women’s Basketball Rep.

Standing Committee Chairs

Betty Parrish: Events

Bill Humphreys: Public Relations

Special Support Personnel

Lani McQuade: UAA Advisory Member

Ruth Dalton: Away Game Booster Organization Outreach

Honorary Members

Individuals who perform exceptional service to the University of Florida Women’s athletics may be awarded a lifetime membership by the Board. Honorary members shall have the same rights as Individual members.

Current Honorary Members:

  • Dr. Ruth Alexander
  • Ann Marie Rogers
  • Dr. Paula Welch
  • Barbara Dalsheimer