Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Library resources help student-athletes meet new NCAA eligibility standards

Student-athletes will want to take note that, starting with the class of 2016, the NCAA has released new initial-eligibility requirements, creating a higher academic standard for freshman to play. If you don’t have the core GPA, the test scores or the right core courses in high school, you don’t play in college.

For details and guidance on the student-athlete experience, go to and check out the eligibility center. You can also download/print out the Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete.

According to the NCAA, the new requirements are intended to ensure prospective student-athletes are as prepared to succeed in the classroom as they are in their sport.

e-Resources to help you meet the new guidelines
Along with the tools provided by your high school counselor and athletic department, students can take advantage of the library's free online test prep using the Testing & Education Reference Center, which covers the PSAT, SAT and ACT, as well as Advanced Placement (AP) exams and some high school exit exams. Resources include online practice tests, online courses, e-books, tips and strategies and a Word of the Day.

More @ your library
The New NCAA and the Rules You Need to Know to Play - Paul Sipes Athletic Director, Wakefield School, will lead an informational seminar about the current NCAA player eligibility requirements and changes being implemented that will affect student athletes. If your child is a student athlete with aspirations of playing college-level sports, or if you work with student athletes, this seminar is a must-attend. One-on-one transcript review will follow presentation. This seminar is being offered in cooperation with Wakefield School.

  • Date: Tuesday, Nov. 18
  • Time: 6 p.m.
  • Location: John Barton Payne Building, 2 Courthouse Square (Warrenton)

~ Alison, Electronic Resources Librarian

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