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Fall 2009 UIL Anabolic Steroid Testing Report

Media Contact: Kim Rogers
Phone: 512-471-5883
Fax: 512-471-6589
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Date: Mar 25, 2010
Category: General Information


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The UIL Anabolic Steroid Testing Report for the fall of 2009 has been released by the UIL. The statistical report of the testing program that took place between September 2009 and December 2009 includes information such as the total number of tests conducted, the number of positive results and the breakdown of student-athletes tested by sport and gender.

Of the 3,133 tests conducted, there were two (2) confirmed positive results and one (1) unresolved test result. The one unresolved result was reported from the laboratory with Testosterone: Epitestosterone (T:E) ratios greater than 6:1.

For Testosterone, the definition of positive depends on an adverse analytical finding (positive result) based on the methods listed in the UIL Anabolic Steroid Testing Program Protocol which shows that the Testosterone is of exogenous origin, or if the ratio of the total concentration of Testosterone to that of Epitestosterone (T:E) in the urine is greater than 6:1, unless there is evidence that this ratio is due to a physiological or pathological condition.

Additionally, there were seven (7) protocol positive results. These protocol positive results occurred as violations of the UIL Anabolic Steroid Testing Program Protocol. Six (6) of these violations were the result of unexcused absences, one (1) was due to refusal of the student-athlete to participate in the collection process.

Of the 193 schools where tests were conducted, 1,969 boys were tested representing 11 sports and 1,164 girls were tested representing 10 sports. The sports with the most student-athletes tested were football for males (687) and volleyball for females (170). The total number of student-athletes tested for each sport, includes multiple sport participants. Therefore, the individual sport numbers will differ from the total number of athletes tested. Overall, there were 984 freshmen student-athletes tested, the most of any grade level.

The complete Fall 2009 UIL Anabolic Steroid Testing Report follows.

Fall 2009 UIL Anabolic Steroid Testing Report

 Total Number of Tests: 3,133

1,969 boys were tested representing 11 sports

1,164 girls were tested representing 10 sports

193 schools were tested

 

Breakdown of Tests Conducted by Grade and Gender:

            9th grade – Females: 395, Males: 589

            10th grade – Females: 353, Males: 525

            11th grade – Females: 253, Males: 465

            12th grade – Females: 156, Males: 379

 

Breakdown of Tests Conducted by Sport:

A multisport athlete will be represented more than once in this list.  Therefore, the individual sport numbers will differ from the total number of athletes tested.

 

Male Baseball: 125

Male Basketball: 188

Male Cross-Country: 47

Male Football: 687

Male Golf: 48

Male Soccer: 184

Male Swimming: 45

Male Tennis: 105

Male Track & Field: 22

Male Wrestling: 58

Male Multi-sport: 476

Total Male:  1,969

 

Female Basketball: 148

Female Cross-County: 41

Female Golf: 32

Female Soccer: 139

Female Softball: 122

Female Swimming: 43

Female Tennis: 104

Female Track & Field: 50

Female Volleyball: 170

Female Multi-sport: 299

Total Females: 1,164

 

Results:

Total Number of Positives: 2

Total Number of Unresolved: 1*

*The Unresolved Case was reported from the laboratory with Testosterone: Epitestosterone (T:E) ratios greater than 6:1.  This case requires further investigation, collection and/or laboratory analysis before a final resolution can be reached.

Total Number of Protocol Positives: 7

A protocol positive results when a student-athlete violates UIL steroid-testing protocol.  Six were the result of unexcused absences and one refused to participate in the collection process.

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