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
  • College athletes
Date of Defense 1988-12-05
Availability restricted
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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