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If I Could Change One Thing about My Student-Athlete Experience...

Recently we published a word cloud that displayed how a national sample of NCAA student-athletes described the best part of their college experience . The NCAA GOALS survey also included an opportunity for student-athletes to comment on...

The Best Part of My Student-Athlete Experience is...

The 2010 NCAA GOALS survey gave student-athletes an open-ended opportunity to complete that sentence. This word cloud highlights the 75 most commonly used words 12,000 NCAA student-athletes included in their responses. The most frequently...

Oh, the Places They Will Go...

With the top prospect (A’ja Wilson) of the 2014 women’s basketball recruiting class recently choosing to stay close to home to play college ball, we decided to examine the relocation distances of elite women’s basketball recruits Among the...

Does Athletics Enhance the Division III College Experience?

Nearly one-quarter of students who attend Division III colleges participate in NCAA athletics. An important part of the mission of the division is to ensure that these student-athletes have a comprehensive college experience, engage fully...

So, you’re telling me there’s a chance...

When we survey NCAA student-athletes about their expectations of moving on to professional athletics careers, the results indicate surprising confidence in that possibility. This is apparent in many sports (see table below), but most...

Percentage of births by month
The birthday effect in college athletics

Previous studies have noted elite athletes worldwide in sports including ice hockey, soccer, tennis and baseball have birth dates that cluster in certain periods of the year. It is believed this occurs because the oldest children in each...

Tracking transfer in Division I men’s basketball

National data indicate that many of today’s college graduates transfer at some point on their way to a degree. This is true among student-athletes (SAs) as well, and may be most visible in Division I men’s basketball (MBB). Tracking...

Baseball student-athletes show significant academic improvement

Academic policy changes targeting baseball over the last 10 years have led to significant increases in Division I Academic Progress Rates (APRs) and Graduation Success Rates (GSRs) for the sport. APRs in baseball have risen steadily from...

Do NCAA student-athletes view themselves as students or athletes?

The majority of NCAA student-athletes (62% of women and 53% of men) very strongly identify as both students and athletes. In other words, it is clear student-athlete identity does not refer to a single continuum with high identity as a...

Division II median net athletics expense
Division II athletics expenses

What does it cost an institution to run a Division II athletics program? Turns out whether or not you sponsor the sport of football makes a substantial difference. The new 2013 Division II Revenues and Expenses Report reveals the following...

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