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UIL Anabolic Steroid Testing Report Information

Media Contact: Kim Rogers
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Date: Jul 10, 2009
Category: General Information


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

AUSTIN, TX— The UIL Anabolic Steroid Testing Report for the spring semester of the 2008-09 school year has been released by the UIL.  The statistical report of the testing program that took place between January 2009 and May 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 16,260 tests conducted, there were eight (8) confirmed positive results and one (1) unresolved test result.  The 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 sixty-two (62) protocol positive results.  These protocol positive results occurred as violations of the UIL Anabolic Steroid Testing Program Protocol.  Fifty (50) of these violations were the result of unexcused absences and twelve (12) were due to refusal of the student-athlete to participate in the collection process.

Of the266 schools where tests were conducted, 10,276 boys were tested representing 11 categories and 5,984 girls were tested representing 13 categories.  The sports with the most student-athletes tested were football for males (3,135) and soccer for females (830).  The total number of student-athletes tested for each sport does not include multiple sport participants.

Overall, there were 5,117 freshmen student-athletes tested, the most of any grade level.

The complete UIL Anabolic Steroid Testing Report follows.

 

Spring 2009 UIL Anabolic Steroid Testing Report

Total Number of Tests: 16,260

10,276 boys were tested representing 11 categories

5,984 girls were tested representing 13 categories

266 schools were tested

Breakdown of Tests Conducted by Grade and Gender:

            9th grade – Females: 1,965

                              Males: 3,152

            10th grade- Females: 1,751

                                    Males: 2,873

            11th grade- Females: 1,343

                                    Males: 2,456

            12th grade – Females: 921

                                    Males: 1,791

Breakdown of Tests Conducted by Sport:

Male Baseball: 796

Male Basketball: 980

Male Cross-Country: 171

Male Football: 3,135

Male Golf: 291

Male Soccer: 1,114

Male Swimming: 235

Male Tennis: 418

Male Track & Field: 266

Male Wrestling: 231

Male Multi-sport: 2,639

Total Male: 10,276

Female Baseball: 29

Female Basketball: 665

Female Cross-Country: 157

Female Football: 8

Female Golf: 147

Female Soccer: 830

Female Softball: 665

Female Swimming: 248

Female Tennis: 487

Female Track & Field: 445

Female Volleyball: 711

Female Wrestling: 48

Female Multi-sport: 1,544

Total Females: 5,984

Results:

Total Number of Positives: 8

Total Number of Unresolved: 1*

*The Unresolved Case was reported from the laboratory with Testosterone: Epitestosterone (T:E) ratios greater than 6:1.

Total Number of Protocol Positives: 62

A protocol positive results when a student-athlete violates UIL steroid-testing protocol.  50 were the result of unexcused absences and 12 refused to participate in the collection process.

 

Cumulative results for the 2008-09 school year (September 2008-May 2009)

Total Number of Tests Conducted: 35,076

Total Number of Positives: 15

Total Number of Unresolved: 3*

*The 3 Unresolved Cases were reported from the laboratory with Testosterone: Epitestosterone (T:E) ratios greater than 6:1.

Total Number of Protocol Positives: 115

 

Overall results for the entire testing period (February 2008-May 2009)

Total Number of Tests Conducted: 45,193

Total Number of Positives: 19

Total Number of Unresolved: 3*

*The 3 Unresolved Cases were reported from the laboratory with Testosterone: Epitestosterone (T:E) ratios greater than 6:1.

Total Number of Protocol Positives: 137

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