Free tutoring, printing, computer use, and Internet access.
These are just some of the free services available to City College student-athletes enrolled in Sports 90 – Academic Study Skills for Student-Athletes.
More than just a place for freebies, Sports 90 is also a lecture/lab course designed for academically at-risk student-athletes. The course is structured as a way to empower students with the tools necessary to successfully juggle academics and sports.
Although student-athletes are not required to take Sports 90, study skills lab coordinator Professor Deborah Blair says enrolling is still a wise decision.
“We found that [student-athlete] GPAs are higher, the completion rate of classes is higher, the transfer and graduation rates are higher than normal students in every category,” said Blair.
City College nutrition major Paul Buchanan, a 20-year-old member of the wrestling team, says he has found the class useful.
“It’s pretty cool,” he said. “There is a free printer in there, which is really good.”
There are other benefits too, he added.
“There are some tutors in there and Ms. Blair is really helpful too,” he said. “[The class] is a pretty useful tool. A lot of the students [in Sports 90] have the same classes so…» Read More