Title

Student Athlete Grade Point Average and Team Success

Presenter Information

Scott Puntenney

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC 137A

Start Date

21-5-2015

End Date

21-5-2015

Keywords

Athletics, Academics, Football

Abstract

A popular idea in society is that success of a collegiate sport team is based on the recruitment of players that have marginal academic qualifications. I would like to examine this proposition by investigating whether grade point averages of student-athletes are correlated with the team’s performance as measured by the team’s win-loss records. Collecting data from schools participating in the Pacific 12 (PAC-12) and the Greater Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) football programs will also allow for a comparison across types of football programs (Div. I vs. Div. II). Data collected will be in the form of unidentifiable and anonymous grade point averages (GPAs) of the 110-man rosters of the twelve teams in the PAC-12 and the seven teams in the GNAC. Once collected, the data will be analyzed to determine if those teams with higher average GPAs are more likely to have higher or lower win percentages as an overall team

Faculty Mentor(s)

Nelson Pichardo

Department/Program

Recreation Management

Additional Mentoring Department

Sociology

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Student Athlete Grade Point Average and Team Success

SURC 137A

A popular idea in society is that success of a collegiate sport team is based on the recruitment of players that have marginal academic qualifications. I would like to examine this proposition by investigating whether grade point averages of student-athletes are correlated with the team’s performance as measured by the team’s win-loss records. Collecting data from schools participating in the Pacific 12 (PAC-12) and the Greater Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) football programs will also allow for a comparison across types of football programs (Div. I vs. Div. II). Data collected will be in the form of unidentifiable and anonymous grade point averages (GPAs) of the 110-man rosters of the twelve teams in the PAC-12 and the seven teams in the GNAC. Once collected, the data will be analyzed to determine if those teams with higher average GPAs are more likely to have higher or lower win percentages as an overall team