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.

The True “One-and-Done” Problem in Division I Men’s Basketball

Since the NBA made high school players ineligible for the Draft, there has been discontent about college basketball’s “one-and-done” problem.

Mental health referral for student-athletes: Web-based education and training

Physically and mentally healthy student-athletes are in a good position to thrive academically, socially, and athletically. Unfortunately, many student-athletes fail to get the mental health help they need due to lack of knowledge and/or...

Injured athlete support group: Evaluation of a pilot program

Injured collegiate athletes are in need of additional resources to improve their psychosocial functioning and effective coping, and to facilitate their recovery. However, access to these services is limited and there are little data...

A career readiness program for student-athletes

Student-athletes may be at a disadvantage in developing experiential learning opportunities that assist all students during the transition from college student to career employee due to time demands on their schedule during the school year...

The Whole Image for Athletes

Eating Disorders (ED) and body image (BI) concerns, prevalent among college athletes (CA), significantly and negatively impact physical and emotional well-being, academic and sports performance, peers, and the campus community. Online BI...


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