wasn't there wrote:
Chances are wrote:
Almost all private colleges have loads of scholarships of many varieties. DIII schools just don’t give athletic scholarships. At CUW, everyone on the CC team received a President’s scholarship. It wasn’t full tuition, but it was more than 50%. So it’s not cheating because non-athletes get them too.
The issue is not whether other students get these scholarships as well, it is the criteria used to award them. For example, if other students needed a 25 on the ACT to earn the Presidents scholarship and the athletes received that same scholarship without having a 25 on the ACT, then in essence they received it because they were an athlete and then it becomes an “athletic scholarship“, even if it is listed as something else. I have no idea the situation at CUW, but if EVERY athlete received this scholarship as you said, but only some non-athletes received it, then that is certainly a gray area.
Also, if an athlete was not awarded one of these “leadership” scholarships that many schools give, when he first applied to the school, but then is awarded it after it was discovered that he is an athlete, that is another gray area.
I am not sure why some posters are getting so defensive about this. Private schools are continually looking for ways to make their school more affordable for all students, and many of them will “bend” their scholarship criteria to help get athletes into school or to make it affordable. If it was worth their time, the NCAA could find many examples where a DIII athlete received some type of scholarship that he would not have received if they were not an athlete, but with so much corruption going on at the DI level, an extra $4,000 leadership scholarship given to a DIII athlete is very low on their list of priorities.[/quote]
This is also completely wrong. NCAA D3 schools are evaluated every single year to ensure that the total balance of aid awarded to student-athletes is in line with the broader student population, and schools are routinely punished for being out of line with this balance. Look up Elmhurst College from a few years ago, and I think Baldwin Wallace was also punished a few years before that. Elmhurst is a massive joke of an athletic department, no reason that anyone would be out looking for these violations... they were uncovered because they are routinely monitored.[/quote]
There's a reason why there's 50 guys on the XC roster, and it's to help with those ratios. If only 20% of the student body is on academic scholarships, it still lets NCC have 10 guys getting extra aid.