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NCAA RAISES ACADEMIC STANDARDS FOR STUDENT-ATHLETES

     The NCAA yesterday agreed to raise academic standards for
incoming student-athletes, and refused to grant a fourth year of
eligibility to those sidelined by the tougher rules.  However,
the delegates did vote to lower the minimum standardized test
score for incoming freshmen to no lower than 600 in order to
qualify for an athletic scholarship.  The new standards will also
require incoming freshmen to have at least a 2.0 GPA in 13 core
courses instead of 11, and, by '96, freshman eligiblity will be
decided by an "indexed scale that was approved three years ago."
Judith Albino, Chair of the NCAA Presidents Commission:  "What we
have done is reaffirm the new higher standards" (J.A. Adande,
WASHINGTON POST, 1/10).
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