||NCAA Eligibility and Student-Athlete Success Center
The Joan and Wallace Phillips Center, located on the fourth floor of Peden Stadium, houses the offices of Academic Services and Compliance. With more than 10,000 square feet of space, the Phillips Center offers two computer labs, a 42-seat classroom, private tutoring rooms, and administrative offices. The Joan and Wallace Phillips Center has three full-time staff members and four learning specialists.
The NCAA Eligibility and Student-Athlete Success staff provides Ohio University student-athletes with a comprehensive support program which utilizes various resources and learning techniques to promote student development and to help maximize each individual student-athlete's academic potential. Academic Services provides a positive and constructive learning experience for student-athletes and is conducive to personal and professional growth. As the official liaisons between the Ohio University Athletic Department and all academic units on campus, the staff strives to assist student-athletes academically as well as monitor student-athletes' progress toward NCAA continuing eligibility.
The Phillips Center has three full-time staff members and four learning specialists. The Academic Services staff provides the following:
ACADEMIC ADVISING SERVICES
NCAA Eligibility and Student-Athlete Success staff provide a range of services to Ohio student-athletes:
Provides assistance with class registration procedures and course selection
Advises student-athletes about University, MAC and NCAA rules and regulations
Conducts weekly meetings to track progress in courses throughout the semester
Monitors academic progress through midterm progress reports
Generates weekly reports for coaches on student-athletes' academic performance
Communicates regularly with faculty, sport medicine, and coaching staffs
Arranges free tutorial services for individual and group sessions
Tracks initial and continuing student-athlete eligibility
Provides free printing and computer labs located in Peden Stadium
Offers a freshman student-athlete seminar class (UC 2900) as an orientation to campus life and academic requirements
Provides student-athletes team travels letters for instructors during season
Coordinates community service and academic scholarship opportunities
Meets with prospective student-athletes and their families on recruiting visits
PRIORITY REGISTRATION PRIVILEGES
Student-athletes receive priority privileges for class registration each semester
Individual and group tutors available for any university course
Open: Monday-Thursday 8:00am-9:00pm, Friday 8:00am-12:00pm and Sunday 5:00pm-9:00pm
All first-semester freshmen, transfer student-athletes, and student athletes with a cumulative GPA below a 2.6 are required to participate in Study Hall
Study Hall hour requirements: Cumulative GPA below 2.24 = 7 hours; Cumulative GPA between 2.25-2.59 = 5 hours
Student-athletes must complete a minimum of 30 minutes and a maximum of 3 hours of Study Hall per sitting
Student-athletes receive priority privileges for class registration each semester which allows them to reduce practice and competition conflicts
Athletic Director's Honor Roll recognizes all student-athletes who achieve a semester GPA of 3.0 or higher
|Randee Duffy, Associate Athletic Director
Team Assignment: Women's Basketball, Golf, Volleyball
|Jenny Polak, Assistant Director
Team Assignments: Football
|Kristin Arnold, Coordinator|
Team Assignments: Men's Basketball, Soccer, Swimming & Diving
|Elizabeth Conard, Coordinator and Life Skills
Team Assignments: Field Hockey, Softball, Wrestling
|Matt Gilmore, Coordinator
Team Assignments: Baseball, Cross Country, Women's Track & Field
|Marissa Edwards, Learning Specialist
|Allen Kohn, Learning Specialist
| Shawn McGuire, Learning Specialist
|Alison Riccobono, Learning Specialist
||Academics & Support
Joan & Wallace Phillips Center
Academic Advancement Center
Writing Center | Find a Tutor
Disability Services | OU Libraries
Freshmen Orientation/Bobcat Student Orientation
Ohio University student-athletes earned a 3.016 term GPA and a 3.051 accumulative GPA for fall 2012
A total of 281 student-athletes received the Athletic Director's Honor Roll recognition and 143 of those recipients earned above a 3.5 GPA
A total of 27 student-athletes earned a 4.0 GPA and are recognized as part of the 400 Club
A total of 82 student-athletes qualified for the Dean's List
Ohio had 11 sport programs finish with a team GPA above a 3.0 for the fall term
||Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)
The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is an organization of student-athletes, composed of representatives from each team who serve the following purposes:
To design and implement activities that enhances the involvement of sporting events at Ohio University and to promote awareness of Ohio athletics within the campus and Athens area
To actively encourage involvement of student-athletes in campus and community outreach programs and activities
To provide student-athletes with the opportunity to effectively communicate with the athletics department administration on matters that involves the welfare of the student-athlete
To effectively make decisions or act on any other matter relevant to the goals and responsibilities of the Ohio SAAC
To serve as advocates for all student-athletes in communicating information about relevant issues and proposed NCAA rule changes
To serve as advocates for all student-athletes in communicating information about relevant issues in the Mid-American Conference
To plan, execute, and implement the annual end of year student-athlete awards banquet known as the `"CATSPYS"
2012-13 SAAC Executive Board
Lauren McCullough- President - Women's Track and Field
Tyler Blair- Vice President - Men's Cross Country
Laura Mastro-Secretary - Field Hockey
Jenna Giusti- Treasurer - Softball
Taylor Emody and Tyler Wells
Nick Kellogg and Stevie Taylor
Samantha Buls and Olivia McCuskey
Chase Cochran, Xavier Hughes, James Ray, Derek Roback, Jordan Thompson, & Matt Weller
Laura Mastro and Jessica Vaeth
Michael Lamping and Drew Mlynarksi
Kara Brinkmann & Julie Lechner
Adrienne Gebele and Jenna Giusti
Rachel Fryan & Alex Stec
Swimming and Diving
Stephanie Gyurke and Morgan Sprosty
Women's Track and Field
Alexa Macri, Lauren McCullough and Danielle Winningham
Kelly Colyar & Mollie Geske
Sparty Chino & Jeremy Johnson
Men's Cross Country
Tyler Blair & Chase Robinson
Women's Cross Country
Juli Accurso & Ashley Waddington
Ohio University is proud to participate in the Life Skills Program launched by the NCAA Foundation and Division I-A Athletic Director's Association in 1994. The department of athletics at Ohio University if committed to a program that will develop the leadership potential of all student-athletes as they pursue their education, develop their athletic skills and prepare for rewarding careers. The mission of the Life Skills Program at Ohio University is to promote academic excellence, leadership, sportsmanship, and to establish a commitment of service to others as a foundation for a balanced lifestyle.
Objective of the Bobcat Life Skills Program:
To further the intellectual development of student-athletes by providing:
1. An academic advising program that will enhance the development of educational and career goals.
2. A comprehensive academic support services which will maximize the success of every student-athlete.
3. A student-athlete experience class for all freshman students that focuses on the transition from high school to college.
To develop a broad program of sports that is committed to:
1. Teaching and promoting the qualities of good sportsmanship in all aspects of competition.
2. Attracting and training quality athletics support staff that will serve as role models, teachers and leaders of distinction within intercollegiate athletics.
To influence the student-athlete to develop and pursue career life goals by:
1. Integrating the student-athlete into the career services program offered by the University.
2. Providing opportunities for internships and summer jobs in a student-athlete's chosen career field.
3. Assisting student-athletes in preparing for the job search and job interviews through programs such as Total Quality Logistics' Career Training Camp.
To encourage student-athletes to give service to others as a foundation for a rewarding lifestyle by:
1. Developing a comprehensive service program that includes service to the community and youth.
2. Examples include: Rufus Reads, American Red Cross Spring blood drive, the Santa Tree Project, food drives, etc.
To foster the personal development of the student-athlete by:
1. Establishing an environment that promotes a healthy, well-balanced lifestyle through the speaker series - subjects include: Diversity, Financial Responsibility, Alcohol Education and Stress Management.
2. Providing leadership opportunities with the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.