Capstone/Dissertation Title

The true student-athlete

Term

2010

Capstone

Thesis

Degree Name

MAEd

Abstract

The research question addressed in this work is, what impact does athletic team participation have on middle school and high school students? The motivating factors for writing this capstone were not only the author's personal experiences as a student-athlete, but moreover, the author's experiences while working with student-athletes as a teacher and coach. Previous research has discovered student-athletes outperform non-athletes academically. This original educational research goes an additional step forward to reveal the reason for success among student-athletes. There is a network of support, led by teachers who also coach, surrounding student-athletes, causing them to succeed.

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