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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1990 - Sports. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 19, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/21919/show/21804.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1990 - Sports. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/21919/show/21804

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Transcript Eligibility of Athletes Athletic department works to overcome stigma I n the last decade, there have been numerous media accounts of how athletes have been manipulated by money-hungry college athletic departments. When the athlete's eligibility is up, most find that their professional sports aspirations are nonexistent and they are still shy one or two years of obtaining a degree. There are no career opportunities in the pro ranks and his university no longer has a use for the athlete. Frequently, the athlete ends up a college dropout, with little or no skills to compete in society. In the early 1980's, there were rumors about similar things happening in the SWC. As we entered the 1990's, it was clear that colleges and universities were becoming more sensitive to the needs of the student athlete. UH Athletic Director Rudy Davalos, being a former athlete, understood the problem. "The athlete has five years to complete four, and he or she has to pass 12 hours per semester," said Davalos. In essence, the university continues to pay for the athlete's education for one year after his playing days are over. At UH, an academic monitoring program had been implemented. Kathy Beene, assistant AD and tennis coach, said, "We have tutors available for all athletes and academic counselors for each sport. The athletes are monitored very closely." Davalos feels that the athletic department is responsible for the all around well-being of each athlete. Although he would not comment on which athletes (if any) were in academic trouble, there was an ex tensive list of athletes who made the 3.0 Club. Davalos also said that the graduation rate is comparable to the university's rate. Ironically, other students have complained that tutoring in learning support services was not available because the athletes were always there. Some felt that the athletes were receiving special treatment. "Athletes are entitled to the same privileges as other students," insisted Davalos. The rest of the student body must remember that learning support operates on a first come, first serve basis. The problem was not with the athletes. The problem was lack of funding for an adequate tutorial program. The athletes were merely trying to achieve academic success. -R. Ricardo Sutton R udy Davalos speaks on behalf of Andre Ware.Pfrofo by Tony Bullard. 280 REiportsOT