This past week, I was assigned to write a blog for my internship based on the “NCAA Division 2 New Academic Requirements.” As I began to write the blog, I had to do a lot of research and make an outline before I began writing the blog. I made a connection to my English 185 class because I noticed that the preparation I put in for the blog, is the same preparation I put in for any type of essay I write in English 185. It is unique to see how my skills from English 185 translated to my work outside of school. The skills I acquired with different types of research methods and style of writing helped me write the blog much easier than I expected it to.
I would like to share the blog I wrote here:
NCAA DII New Academic Requirements
By Ryan Kwong
As we roll into the year of 2018, we bump into new rules and requirements. The NCAA Division 2 set a few brand new requirements that all high-school recruits must take a look at. Future NCAA Division 2 athletes need to close pay attention to these new requirements because it can be the deciding factor on whether you are able to compete at the next level. The following requirements are important and must be fulfilled in order for NCAA Division 2 athletes to participate and receive scholarship in the first year. The new requirements will officially take action on August 1, 2018.
NCAA Division 2 student-athletes must complete all of the 16 core courses. The 16 core courses that the student-athletes are: 3 years of English, 2 years of Math (Algebra I or higher), 2 years of Natural/Physical Science (1 year with lab (if offered)), 2 years of Social Science, 3 years of additional math, science, or English, and 4 years of additional math, science, English, social science, foreign language, comparative religion or philosophy.
There are three different types of qualifiers, Full, Partial, or Nonqualifier. After the student-athletes complete their 16 core-courses, they can see which category they fall under.
Under the Full Qualifier, student-athletes must complete all 16 core courses, earn a core-course GPA of 2.200, earn a ACT/SAT score that matches their GPA on the NCAA D2 full qualifier sliding scale, and graduate high school. Full qualifiers are able to practice, play, and receive scholarships during their first year of enrollment.
Under the Partial Qualifier, student-athletes must complete all 16 core courses, earn a core-course GPA of 2.000, earn a ACT/SAT score that matches their GPA on the NCAA D2 partial qualifier sliding scale, and graduate high school. Partial qualifiers may receive scholarship and practice, but are NOT able to play during their first year of enrollment.
Under the Nonqualifier, student-athletes are not able to play, practice, or receive any scholarship during their first year of enrollment.
The blog I wrote is very informational for student-athletes that will be playing NCAA Division 2 athletics.