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What you need to know: Student-athlete well-being

As students return to campus this fall, these important initiatives are being implemented to change college sports for the better. Learn more about how the NCAA continues to prioritize the well-being of student-athletes.

One to Watch: Ginny Thrasher

Ginny Thrasher’s breakout freshman season at West Virginia – during which she shot alongside four Mountaineers seniors at the NCAA championships – set the table for an even bigger opportunity in Rio.

Student-Athletes at the Olympics

This list includes current, former and incoming student-athletes who are, have or will be competing for a varsity team in an NCAA sport and are also on a country’s active roster at the 2016 Summer Olympics. Are we missing someone? Email

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First Name Last Name Sport Country Institution

Jorgensen Prepped and Ready for Another Shot

Former University of Wisconsin-Madison student-athlete Gwen Jorgensen is focused on winning an Olympic medal in triathlon.

Honoring achievement on and off the field

The Elite 90 is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative GPA participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA’s 90 championships.

A smarter path to the draft

Student-athletes now have a better opportunity to assess their likelihood of success in the NBA without jeopardizing their college eligibility.

Head of the Class

To succeed in college, student-athletes have to win in more places than just on the field. The NCAA provides opportunities to learn, compete and grow by setting standards that encourage student-athletes to be prepared for college coursework and make steady progress toward a degree once they’re on campus.

2016 NCAA State of the Association

MARK EMMERT: We are gathered here today in recognition of this uniquely American phenomenon of college sport. We come together because we love college sports, because our students, our fans, our alumni love college sports. Indeed, it's...

Other statements about the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision in the O’Bannon Case

The Coalition to Protect and Improve the Student-Athlete Experience responds to 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision in O’Bannon Case 31 conferences unite in one statement September 30, 2015 – A coalition representing 31 of the largest...


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