Research

Student-Athlete Career Development

“NCAA student-athlete” is a foundational career that provides opportunities to develop leadership, communication, teamwork, motivation, and organizational skills. Unfortunately, many student-athletes lag behind their non-athlete peers with...

Promoting Identity Development in Student Athletes: There’s An App for That

Over-identification with the athletic role can have negative implications. The goal of this project was to develop and assess the impact of an informational intervention for student-athletes delivered through a mobile app (ReadyApp)...

Moving On!: A Physical Activity Transition Program for Student-Athletes

Maintaining healthy levels of physical activity after college can be challenging for many student-athletes. Given the health concerns associated with dropping from high activity to inactivity, evidence-based programs are needed to prepare...

Detecting Team Potential for Athlete Hazing

Hazing in sports causes both physical and emotional harm to an athlete as well legal and reputational harm to an athletic program. There is thus strong rationale for preventing hazing and implementing a positive approach to inculcating...

Consent Communication: What Does it Mean for Student-Athletes?

The Monmouth University Department of Athletics, in conjunction with the MU Polling Institute and other academic departments, developed an instrument to identify the attitudes and perceptions of sexual consent of student-athletes to be...

2015 NCAA Innovations in Research and Practice grant program year-end reports

The links below direct you the final reports of the 2015 Innovations Grant recipients. Each report begins with a one-page research in brief, which quickly summarizes the project’s purpose, scope, and findings. For abstracts of the 2015...

Academic outcomes for Division I postgraduate student-athletes

As progress-toward-degree standards have increased in Division I, more student-athletes are completing their undergraduate degree with athletics eligibility remaining.

Institutional Characteristics of NCAA Member Schools

Since 1973, NCAA members have classified their athletics programs in one of three divisions – I, II or III. When those divisions were established more than 40 years ago, the goal was to group like institutions for the purpose of leveling the playing field not only for competitive reasons but also for establishing policy and operating principles.

Academic Progress Rate Timeline

Significant dates in the development and implementation of the Academic Progress Rate: August 2001 : The Division I Board of Directors appoints an eight-member task force, chaired by Rutgers President Francis Lawrence, to focus on reform...

Academic Progress Rate Explained

While the idea of a more contemporary and accurate measure of a team’s academic success sprouted in the early 2000s as part of a comprehensive reform effort, it wasn’t until the 2004 NCAA Convention that what is now one of the most recognizable acronyms in the NCAA was officially adopted.

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