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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...

Parent involvement in young adults’ intercollegiate athletic careers: Developmental considerations and applied recommendations

During the college transition, student-athletes have to balance sport and academic pursuits. Parent involvement is an integral, but potentially problematic, aspect of this transition. The present research was designed to identify aspects...

Developing and evaluating a model program for supporting the mental health of student athletes

Many student athletes experience mental health problems such as depression, but they are often reluctant to seek help. This project developed and evaluated a multi-faceted program to increase awareness of mental health issues, reduce the...

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