Essay on The Student as an Athlete
The student athlete is a term often used to describe a member of the student body at an institution as well as a member of one of the schools athletic teams. This is not a label that includes students who play recreational sports during their leisure time; this term is used for those students who split their time between athletics and academics.
In the beginning of inter-collegiate competition and even now the governing body the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) wanted athletes to maintain their amateurism. Being an amateur means, to remain unpaid why competing and performing a c. Athletes were to come from the student body and off-campus recruitment of athletes was prohibited. The problem …show more content…
The Athlete as a Student
One of the biggest problems of college basketball players and academics stems from the fact that the majority of the players entering top division 1 programs are in the bottom quarter of their class. Division 1 schools are usually the larger universities like Maryland, Duke, North Carolina and Stanford to name a few, Towson is also a division 1 school. This fact has made it necessary for