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Melvin R. Ramey

Faculty Athletics Representative

National Collegiate Athletic Association

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The NCAA is a diverse association of more than 1,100 member colleges and universities that prioritize academics, well-being and fairness to create greater opportunities for nearly half a million student-athletes each year. The NCAA provides a pathway to higher...more

Background Information

Employment History

Professor of Structural Engineering

University of California


Assistant Professor of History

Michigan State


Dean of the Business School

California State University , Sacramento


Affiliations

University of California , Davis

Professor Emeritus


TeamAGGIE

Board Member


Education

Ph.D.


Ph.D.

Carnegie Mellon University


law degree

University of California , Davis


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The Davis Enterprise

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Melvin Ramey, a professor of civil and environmental engineering who also serves as the faculty athletics representative for the National Collegiate Athletic Association, informed members of the Executive Council of the Academic Senate on Thursday morning that administrators are exploring the idea.Ramey said in an interview Thursday night that he told faculty members that recent changes in the NCAA's structure, which now operates as a federated body of three divisions, have made the option of joining Division I more appealing than it was in the past.For example, the academic requirements for Division I are actually more stringent than those for Division II, he said.In addition, he and other administrators stress that UCD is not simply considering a move to Division I for the sake of the move.Rather, at its July meeting, the Big West Conference will likely ask UCD to join it.The conference includes several other University of California campuses as well as Cal Poly, University of the Pacific, Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Northridge, Long Beach State, Idaho and Utah State. Most of the schools Davis competes against in Division II have less than half the student enrollment of UCD, are not as well-funded and do not field the number of different sports programs that UCD does.UC Davis considered the question of "should we move to Division I?" about a decade ago and the idea started and stalled several times.Jeffery Gibeling, chairman of the Academic Senate, agreed with Ramey that this time is different.Ramey said he firmly believes that UCD won't get trapped by the financial incentive or the drop in academic standards that can become part of Division I athletics.For example, he said, at some schools, the athletics department is directly tied to the development office. "The program here has always been centered on the students.It reports directly to the vice chancellor of student affairs," Ramey said."That will stay the same."In addition, he noted, UCD's coaches are not hired simply for their ability to win games.Coaches at Davis are also instructors, teaching physical education courses to both athletes and nonathletes.


The Davis Enterprise

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Melvin Ramey, a professor of civil and environmental engineering who also serves as the faculty athletics representative for the National Collegiate Athletic Association, informed members of the Executive Council of the Academic Senate on Thursday morning that administrators are exploring the idea.Ramey said in an interview Thursday night that he told faculty members that recent changes in the NCAA's structure, which now operates as a federated body of three divisions, have made the option of joining Division I more appealing than it was in the past.For example, the academic requirements for Division I are actually more stringent than those for Division II, he said.In addition, he and other administrators stress that UCD is not simply considering a move to Division I for the sake of the move.Rather, at its July meeting, the Big West Conference will likely ask UCD to join it.The conference includes several other University of California campuses as well as Cal Poly, University of the Pacific, Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Northridge, Long Beach State, Idaho and Utah State. Most of the schools Davis competes against in Division II have less than half the student enrollment of UCD, are not as well-funded and do not field the number of different sports programs that UCD does.UC Davis considered the question of "should we move to Division I?" about a decade ago and the idea started and stalled several times.Jeffery Gibeling, chairman of the Academic Senate, agreed with Ramey that this time is different.Ramey said he firmly believes that UCD won't get trapped by the financial incentive or the drop in academic standards that can become part of Division I athletics.For example, he said, at some schools, the athletics department is directly tied to the development office. "The program here has always been centered on the students.It reports directly to the vice chancellor of student affairs," Ramey said."That will stay the same."In addition, he noted, UCD's coaches are not hired simply for their ability to win games.Coaches at Davis are also instructors, teaching physical education courses to both athletes and nonathletes.


TeamAGGIE Board of Directors

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Mel Ramey , Faculty Athletic Representative to the NCAA


Andy Walker | Mental Toughness Inc.

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Melvin R. Ramey, of the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at UC Davis, conducting research circa 1970.
A UC Davis athlete, Keith Williams, takes off from the biomechanics force platform constructed by Ramey, in the Structures Laboratory in Bainer Hall at UC Davis.


Cracking the Long-Jump Code

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"People say, 'It's jumping, not rocket science,'" said Melvin Ramey, a biomechanist who works with USA Track & Field and a professor emeritus of civil and environmental engineering at the University of California, Davis.
"Well, no. Bryan Clay and biomechanist Melvin Ramey (right) review video of his jump. Ramey, who's studied the sport since the late 1950s when he was an athlete at Penn State, now uses a point-and-shoot camera that records at 200 frames per second, which is seven times more powerful than most video cameras. Though long jumpers only spend about .15 seconds on the takeoff board, his camera is fast enough to capture 30 frames of that sequence alone. The trouble, Ramey said, is that long jumpers don't merely want images to study. They want numbers. In the absence of those numbers, jumpers are often left to go on "feel" during training: Does one technique feel more effective than another? Do they feel as if they're more explosive off the board when they strike their forefoot a certain way? Ramey, who uses his own equipment from UC Davis, said he can crunch those numbers by "digitizing" his video and feeding the data into a series of equations, but it is an agonizingly slow process. "Maybe an hour or less if I really get after it," Ramey said. Joe Walker, the longtime track-and-field coach at the University of Mississippi, has worked with Ramey and other scientists.


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