Indiana State University was one of 13 NCAA Division I schools to receive the Accelerated Academic Success Program grant for the 2022-23 academic year.
The NCAA annually awards more than $1 million in AASP grants to colleges and universities with limited resources to help boost academic programs and initiatives, which tie to graduation and the overall success of its student-athletes. Indiana State was one of those institutions, receiving a $99,360 AASP grant for the year.
The athletics department will use the NCAA grant to implement phase two of renovation and facility enhancements in the Student-Athlete Support Center and for a staff professional development initiative. Funds will also be used to support the overall holistic development of Sycamore student-athletes by providing additional support and enhancing their educational experience.
“We are honored to receive the NCAA Accelerating Academic Success Programs grant for the second consecutive year,” Director of Student-Athlete Support Services Brooke Young said. “This grant will allow us to continue on the progress we have made in our Student-Athlete Support Center on campus. We have made significant facility upgrades over the past year to encourage a more conducive learning environment while providing new technology resources and intentional programming designed to enhance our student-athletes’ academic endeavors. Being awarded the grant will allow us to continue building on these improvements so we are able to provide the highest level of support.”