UIL: Only one positive steroid test this past fall

April, 21, 2011
4/21/11
2:17
PM CT
Only one of 2,083 tests taken this past fall came back positive for anabolic steroid use, the UIL announced Thursday.

The testing program took place between September and December. There also was one protocol violation because of a selected studen that didn't report for testing.

This from the UIL statement:
Of the 135 schools where tests were conducted, 1,333 boys were tested representing 11 sports and 750 girls were tested representing 10 sports. The sports with the most student-athletes tested were football for males (469) and soccer for females (125). ... Overall, there were 649 freshmen student-athletes tested, the most of any grade level.

Fall 2010 UIL Anabolic Steroid Testing Report
Total Number of Tests: 2,083

Breakdown of Tests Conducted by Grade and Gender:
9th grade – Females: 265, Males: 384
10th grade – Females: 200, Males: 385
11th grade – Females: 155, Males: 285
12th grade – Females: 130, Males: 279

Breakdown of Tests Conducted by Sport:
Boys sports -- Baseball 86; Basketball 126; Cross-Country 19; Football 469; Golf 28; Soccer 124; Swimming 26; Tennis 57; Track & Field 24; Wrestling 30; Multi-sport 344. Total: 1,333.

Girls sports -- Basketball 79; Cross-County 42; Golf 20; Soccer 125; Softball 65; Swimming 25; Tennis 51; Track & Field 36; Volleyball 112; Multi-sport 195. Total: 750.

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