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Article Number - 5B8B26D692


Vol.1(2), pp. 16-24 , August 2010

ISSN: 1996-0794



Review

Individual and institutional challenges facing student athletes on U.S. college campuses


Njororai Wycliffe W. Simiyu




Wiley College, 711 Wiley Avenue. Marshall, TX, 75670, Texas, USA.


Email: wsimiyu@wileyc.edu, njororai@yahoo.com






 Accepted: 27 May 2010  Published: 31 May 2010

Copyright © 2010 Author(s) retain the copyright of this article.
This article is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0


 

Student athletes face challenges of individual nature including their personal involvement in academic oriented activities, time constraints, class attendance, personal goal setting and career choices, physical and emotional fatigue, transition to college environment and academic grades, as well as external ones such as coach demands, institutional policies, discrimination; marginalization from college mainstream activities; college mission and learning environment, and eligibility demands from National Collegiate Athletic Association and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. It is prudent for college administrators to purposely create an accommodating learning environment as well as striving to integrate the student athletes into college wide activities.

 

Key words: Student athlete, faculty, racism, stereotype, gender inequality, student involvement theory, intercollegiate athletics/sports, graduation rate.


APA (2010). Individual and institutional challenges facing student athletes on U.S. college campuses. Journal of Physical Education and Sport Management, 1(2), 16-24.
Chicago Njororai Wycliffe W. Simiyu. "Individual and institutional challenges facing student athletes on U.S. college campuses." Journal of Physical Education and Sport Management 1, no. 2 (2010): 16-24.
MLA Njororai Wycliffe W. Simiyu. "Individual and institutional challenges facing student athletes on U.S. college campuses." Journal of Physical Education and Sport Management 1.2 (2010): 16-24.
   
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