ERIC Number: ED335989
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
NCAA Academic Performance Study. Report 90-01.
Summers, J. Gregory, Ed.
This report presents summary statistics from a study that focused on student athletes in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) who receive initial athletically related financial aid in their freshman or sophomore years. The study is a result of the efforts of NCAA's Special Committee on Academic Research to investigate the validity of the standards set by bylaw 14.3 (Proposition 48) concerning eligibility requirements of freshmen involved in college athletics. Each of the 284 Division I institutions were randomly assigned to one of five cohorts. Table 1 lists the 13 main research variables. Items 1 through 7 of the list reflect the high school preparation of the student athlete, the sports in which he/she participated, the level of funding granted, and the student's eligibility status. The remaining items reflect the experience, both academic and athletic, of the student's freshman year. Table 2 presents the respondents' participation figures for each of the five cohorts. Table 3 presents the breakdown of respondents within the individual cohorts, in this case, the student athletes themselves. Table 4 presents the academic characteristics of the student athletes for each cohort, and the five parts of table 5 examine persistence through the freshman year by the individuals in each cohort. Appendixes detail the cohorts, provide a breakdown of each sport within each cohort, and present the freshman questionnaire. Contains four references. (GLR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Collegiate Athletic Association, Overland Park, KS.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: National Collegiate Athletic Association Rule 48