FORMER STUDENT-ATHLETES BENEFIT FROM ACADEMIC PROGRESS RATE Academic Progress Rate impacts more than current student-athletes. A recent trend among former student-athletes has resulted from the eligibility measurement tool.
News-Sports.net - Aug 22,2012 - The Academic Progress Rate impacts more than current student-athletes. A recent trend among former student-athletes has resulted from the eligibility measurement tool.
Since APR began nine years ago, more than 10,000 former NCAA student-athletes who left college early to pursue careers in professional sports have returned to school and completed degrees.
NCAA.org is featuring a three-part series highlighting individuals who went pro and then returned to college to graduate. Former Kentucky baseball player Ben Shaffar’s dreams of playing in the big leagues came up short after suffering numerous injuries. The 15th overall pick in the 1998 WNBA draft, Octavia Blue, called it quits on the court after a snapped Achilles tendon. And Larry House, a standout basketball player at Creighton, completed his degree after a stint with the Harlem Globetrotters. Click here to read the stories
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