Ruling takes SAT score out of eligibility equation

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    Ruling takes SAT score out of eligibility equation

    Here is a story that will interest any junior who will be playing college sports. Starting in August 2003 the SAT scores will not be used to make sure a freshman athlete is eligible to compete in college.

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    national scouting report Do you have any more information on this?

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    This is the first I have heard of it. Interesting how the ACT is not mentioned. As of now, DI qualifiers need a minimum 17 (actually 68 total) for the ACT if their GPA is 2.5 or better. But they can still get with a higher ACT (22) if their GPA dips to 2.0.

    If they eliminated the requirement for the SAT, they probably should (have?) for the ACT as well.

    Thanks nWo.

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    Here are a couple more articles pertaining to this subject.

    http://www.dailypress.com/templates/...D91905cm0nov05


    http://www.ctnow.com/templates/misc/...108%2Eartnov08


    The second one, from the Hartford Courant says that ACT is similarly affected.

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    Thanks baseballmom. Glad to see you back in action.

    I don't necessarily like the new rule. GPAs can vary so greatly from school to school, but standardized tests are just that...standardized, so you can compare a student in Arizona to another in Maine.

    I saw a basketball player last year who had a 4.0 GPA and 18 on his ACT. What does that tell you about his respective high school? I have also seen 2.7 GPAs with 25 on their ACT. These kid are probably lazy, and shouldn't necessarily be rewarded for being so, but I think they have a better shot at competing and succeeding academically in college.

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    I hear what you are saying NSR. I'm not sure it is such a bad thing though. I went to the NCAA site and the changes aren't on their site yet, but the press release was.

    It looks like though they may be making it easier for initial eligibility, they are tightening up the rules to remain eligible. By increasing the # of credit hours required as a college freshman, and minimums for classes for advancement toward a degree they apparently feel like more athletes would graduate from college.

    Maybe this would even help Huggins' graduation rate at UC

    GO UK

    Here's the link if you would like to check it out:

    http://www.ncaa.org/releases/makepag...02103101d1.htm

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