Communications

Dykstra overcame odds to thrive at Western Washington

Western Washington's career basketball scoring leader overcame many doubters on his route to success.

Graduation rates for Division II decline slightly; Division II membership to vote on Path to Graduation proposals in January

Division II student-athletes out-perform the general student body in the classroom, according to the most recent NCAA Academic Success Rate (ASR) data. Now in its eighth year of data collection, Division II’s ASR is similar to Division I’s...

John Parsons named new director of NCAA Sport Science Institute

By Brian Burnsed The NCAA’s Sport Science Institute is welcoming a new expert in January. John Parsons, who has spent more than two decades studying, practicing and teaching sports medicine and athletic training, will join the NCAA as...

Two for the Price

Identical twins Rachel Price, now Rachel Bell, and Ronda Price, now Ronda Brinley, were major contributors for the Lions from 1996 to 1999 and became two of the most athletically and academically decorated volleyball student-athletes in Division II history.

Student-athletes among 2014 Rhodes Scholars

Four NCAA student-athletes have been named Rhodes scholars for 2014. A fifth scholar, Alexander Diaz, managed Harvard’s men’s basketball team. Student-athletes receiving the award include: Clarke Knight — Smith College , chemistry, rowing...

NCAA Mental Health Task Force holds first meeting

By Brian Burnsed NCAA.org Only weeks into his new role as the NCAA’s first chief medical officer, Brian Hainline roamed the wide halls at the 2013 NCAA Convention, convinced he would hear that concussions were the membership’s chief health...

College of Staten Island lacked institutional control

Listen to the press conference. The former College of Staten Island head men’s swimming coach did not follow NCAA ethical conduct rules and the college lacked control over its athletics department, according to findings by the NCAA...

Mr. Kass Goes to Washington

Sam Kass wanted to be a professional baseball player, so he traveled several hundred miles from home, accepting a scholarship to pursue his dream at a Kansas City-area community college. But Kass soon returned to the neighborhood he grew...

NCAA statement on Penn State’s fine and the endowment that will be established

“The endowment will benefit external programs across the country that help prevent child sexual abuse or assist victims of abuse. We are currently finalizing the details on how the endowment will be administered. We will post details to...

NCAA Names Bob Williams Vice President of Communications

Bob Williams has been selected as the NCAA’s vice president of communications, President Mark Emmert announced today. Williams had served as managing director of public and media relations at the NCAA national office since February 2005. “...

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