The (White) Female Scholar-Athlete

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The Chronicle of Higher Education reports (here) on a study by the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport at the University of Central Florida’s College of Business Administration.   The UCF press report  (here)  summarizes the findings of:

97 percent (58 schools) of the women’s teams [in the brackets of the NCAA tournament] graduated at least 40 percent or more of their white basketball student-athletes compared to the 91 percent (53 schools) which graduated 40 percent or more of their African-American basketball student-athletes, only a six percentage point gap for women compared to a 16 percentage point gap for men. Among the men’s teams [in the brackets of the NCAA tournament]  91 percent (52 schools) graduated 40 percent or more of their white basketball student-athletes, compared to the 75 percent 48 schools) which graduated 40 percent or more of their African-American basketball student athletes.

-Bridget Crawford

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