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ERIC Number: EJ1098178
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1083-6470
Academic Achievement of NCAA Division III Athletes
Barlow, Kathy A.; Hickey, Ann
Journal of Research in Education, v24 n2 p116-123 Fall-Win 2014
A study of 215 athletes at a small private liberal arts Division III college revealed that athletes (a) begin their college experience with SATs no different from non-athletes; (b) attain GPAs that do not significantly differ from those of nonathletes; (c) achieve GPAs that do not significantly differ between their "in-season" semester and their "off-season" semester, and (d) perceive their GPA as important to their college and future success. These results indicate that Division III athletes are a valuable and important group of students who exhibit "sustainable" behavior as part of their college experience. The sustainability and growth of Division III institutions can rely on the recruitment of athletes to increase student numbers and revenue while maintaining the prestige and mission of the school.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California
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