Title page for ETD etd-10132010-020030


Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Hardee, Abraham Billy
URN etd-10132010-020030
Title Graduation success of scholarship football players at Virginia Tech, 1981-1983
Degree Master of Science
Department Health and Physical Education
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Driscoll, Margaret L. Committee Chair
McCluskey, Lawrence A. Committee Member
Via, Jerry W. Committee Member
Keywords
  • College athletes
Date of Defense 1988-12-05
Availability restricted
Abstract
Graduation success of college athletes is becoming as popular a phrase in the world of college sports as is the term Proposition 48. This phrase has derived from the inability of college athletes to obtain a degree after their playing eligibilities have ended. This study focused on several variables that help determine or judge the graduating success of a student athlete. The particular variables used were SAT scores, high school GPA, college GPA, and race.

A positive relation of 93% of all students, 77% relationship for black student athletes, and 100% for non-blacks was found between SAT, high school GPA, and college GPA graduating success. It should be noted that other variables may affect the success or lack of success of a student athlete; however, these lie beyond the scope of this study.

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