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Maureen A Weston

1999

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Academic Standards Or Discriminatory Hoops? Learning-Disabled Student-Athlete And The Ncaa Initial Academic Eligibility Requirements, Maureen A. Weston Prof. Dec 1998

Academic Standards Or Discriminatory Hoops? Learning-Disabled Student-Athlete And The Ncaa Initial Academic Eligibility Requirements, Maureen A. Weston Prof.

Maureen A Weston

This Article explores the impact of federal disability laws on the NCAA's authority to apply its initial academic eligibility requirements to learning-disabled student-athletes. Part II provides an overview of the three primary federal laws governing students with learning disabilities. Part III describes the NCAA and the standards and processes it employs to determine freshman eligibility for athletic scholarships and participation in intercollegiate sports. Part IV tracks the judicial responses to litigation brought by students with learning disabilities challenging the NCAA eligibility criteria under the ADA. Part V analyzes the ADA's application to the NCAA and identifies specific instances in which …