In this Question and Answer Session with the Academic Counselors from Academics for Student Athletes, Academic Advisors got and the opportunity to hear about the challenges our Student Athletes face, how to best support them in balancing Academics and being an Athlete and what services are being provided to Student Athletes.
The Academic Counselors are there to help and advise students mainly on maintaining NCAA eligibility. They are also there to help student athletes achieve in the classroom as well as on the field. Student athletes need to balance practice schedules, games, class time and exams and this is many times where Academic Counselors start to enter the academic advising world.
One thing the Academic Counselors provide is Night Time Studying. It is a time for Athletes that are doing well, that are struggling and tutors to come together and work on the academic side of the equation. It has lead to an environment that fosters student athletes that understand the benefit of academics.
As advisors, we also invited the Academic Counselors to use MyDegrees when they feel it is necessary. The hope is that this will allow Counselors and Advisors to be a united front.
Academics for Student Athletes
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