Master of Liberal Studies Research Papers

Date of Award


Document Type

Research Paper

Degree Name

Master of Liberal Studies (MLS)


The purpose of the study is to investigate the level and commitment of academic support and the differences the types of academic support have on retention of Division I student-athletes in the Big 12 and Big 10 conferences. Sub-problems Within the problem of the study, the following sub-problems will be explored: 1. The differences in academic performance based upon the number of academic services provided to the student-athlete. 2. The difference in academic performance between women’s volleyball and men’s basketball. 3. The differences in academic performance between male and female sports. 4. The difference of retention based on geographic location in the country. 5. The difference in retention based upon high school academic performance.


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