NCAA PRESIDENT: IT'S TIME TO ELIMINATE MINIMUM TEST SCORES
NCAA President Cedric Dempsey said yesterday that he
"believes the NCAA should no longer require athletes to
achieve a minimum standardized test score in order to
receive major college athletic scholarships and compete as
freshmen," according to Mark Asher of the WASHINGTON POST.
On Tuesday, Dempsey said that he "would recommend" lowering
the minimum acceptable test score, which has been in place
since '83. Yesterday, he "clarified" his remarks, saying he
favors "eliminating the current standardized test score
cutoff." Currently, the minimum test score on the SAT is
820 and on the ACT is 68. Athletes must also have at least
a 2.5 GPA to receive an athletic scholarship, and to
practice and play as freshmen (WASHINGTON POST, 5/28).