Unfair Advantages: The Loss of Lowering College Acceptance for Athletes

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College bound students around the world are in search of an easier route to be accepted into college. What about college athletes? These students are those who stand out. Many college athletes feel as though they deserve a “reward” for enhancing the school’s program. Though they may deserve acknowledgement of their participation, lowering admission standards will lower their effort in school as well. Intercollegiate athletic programs corrupt their educational institutions by advertising a double standard and devaluing scholarships in favor of athletic competition.
The lowering of admission for student athletes is not beneficial for one’s academic standing because it encourages the student(s) to be lazy. Often, entire programs are
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Students tend to have a lackadaisical attitude toward academics when focusing heavily on athletics. So much of a student-athletes time is consumed by their particular sport, that it creates less of a time frame to complete sufficient work. Teachers are sometimes pressured to require less of students that are athletes from parents, co-workers and even administrators. This creates an image that it is okay for those with athletic ability to perform lower in class than those who are not as athletically equipped.

Let us be real. Requirements and standards for athletes are much lower than those of an average student. This theory leads to students believing that it is acceptable to work less than the average person, having those who participate in sports to succeed. Recruiting athletes based off athletic competence is unfair to students because the lower standards create an inequitable advantage, and the standards have the ability to take away from the athlete’s future (Atlas). The average student who gets accepted into a well-known institution is one who is committed to academics and plans to contribute a piece of their knowledge to society. A “standard” athlete provides low academic performance, though they also provide an increase in the athletic program. Education will always be in existence, whereas athleticism grows old as your body matures. Allowing students to “slide by” in college will not prepare

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