Hamdi Al Rajhi
ENG 121, Summary & Analysis
October 28, 2011
Students Athletes Academically
From my reading of Mr. Scott Klausner’s article, “Academic Performance of Student Athletes” I noted that Mr. Klausner’s argument was about student athletes. In order for them to be successful, they would have to ignore their academic obligations. Mr. Klausner has come up with a few different reasons for believing as he does, including facts and figures. These reasons ought to be a major concern for college athletes. Today many athletes who are in school are trying to surrender their education to be a part in the athletic department among other temptations at the university. Athletes in the college are on demand among corporates companies. The media has started broadcasting the disappointments of the non-student athlete.
According to Klausner, research shows the connection between the athletes and their academic success. Part of the research's result is athletes who are involved in football or basketball; they tend to be more involved in business than in academics. Therefore, athletes in basketball or football have more to do in their schedules are a daily basis, such as practicing and traveling which leads to missing classes. These reasons affect athletes academically and reduce their chances to perform better in the classroom.
It is not odd to hear different unpleasant stereotypes about athletes in universities. Klausner stated that Funk writes “Ball is the priority, and academics are a mere nuisance to be dealt with. This message may not be international, but the recruited athlete infers it” (p.329). Thus, the college team is the primary in the university and the university itself is the minor concern. Therefore, scandals are appearing before the public from different universities. For example, a teacher fired from her job after she refused to change the grades of six footballs players. Klausner says, Tom Farrey mentioned many other cases...