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Internationalization In College Sports: Issues In Recruiting, Amateurism, And Scope, Maureen A. Weston Prof. Dec 2005

Internationalization In College Sports: Issues In Recruiting, Amateurism, And Scope, Maureen A. Weston Prof.

Maureen A Weston

This article examines the impact of international student-athletes ("ISAs") participating in intercollegiate athletics in the United States. Particularly in certain collegiate sports, the predominance, and frankly, the competitive success of ISAs-both men and women-is gaining the attention, and, in some cases, the concern, of college coaches, players, parents of junior players, member institutions, fans, and commentators. A primary concern is whether many of the ISAs, coming from varied education and athletic programs, are properly evaluated in meeting the academic and amateur eligibility standards set by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Many ISAs are also on athletic scholarships, and, as …