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Coppin State's Christina Epps

Christina Epps, a standout graduate of Morristown High School in New Jersey, attended Coppin State on a track scholarship from 2009 to 2014 and majored in psychology. During college, Epps suffered an ACL injury, but through sheer...

Norfolk State University Men’s Track and Field Team

In 2013-14, the Norfolk State University men’s track and field team was banned for the postseason. The school was awarded an AASP grant, and the academic enhancements made as part of the grant were instrumental in shifting the culture of...

NCAA Limited-Resource Institutions Directors of Athletics Task Force

The mission of the Limited-Resource Institutions Directors of Athletics Task Force is to develop a sense of community among participating ADs, encouraging them to: Discuss what student-athlete academic success means and strategies to...

HBCU and Limited-Resource Institutions Academic Advisory Group

The Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Limited-Resource Institutions Academic Advisory Group provides advice and feedback regarding the standards, penalties, policies and procedures recommended by the NCAA Division I...

AASP Grants for Schools

As part of the AASP, the NCAA offers grants to eligible schools to assist in creating programming and systems that will further academic success. There are two tiers of grant funding for eligible schools — comprehensive grants (multiyear)...

AASP Career Development Award for Student-Athletes

Student-athletes interested in pursuing a career in athletics who are enrolled at AASP-eligible schools may be awarded a Career Development Award, which includes registration to two NCAA professional development events and covers the cost...

AASP Selection Committee

The AASP Selection Committee is responsible for reviewing applications and selecting recipients for the AASP comprehensive grant, initiatives grant and career development award. Additionally, this committee oversees and conducts both...

Accelerating Academic Success Program Grants

Why apply? A “ripple effect” is often defined as a spreading effect or series of consequential events resulting from an initial action. This continuous and ongoing spread of results can extend into unexpected areas, making the true impacts...

Accelerating Academic Success Program

Providing opportunities for learning is at the heart of the NCAA’s mission, and the Association holds schools accountable for the academic success of student-athletes by tracking academic progress. The NCAA provides support for schools as...

Division II boiler plate for news releases

As a Division II member institution or conference, you should consider adding “boiler plate” language to the end of your news releases to help explain Division II. Here’s what we suggest: “The NCAA, the national governing body for college...

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