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Sources: Ruth Dyer, 785-532-6224, rdyer@ksu.edu;
and Jill Shields, 785-532-6620, shields@k-state.edu
News release prepared by: Erinn Barcomb-Peterson, 785-532-1543, ebarcomb@k-state.edu

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

UNIVERSITY SUBMITS SELF-STUDY REPORT TO NCAA; REPORT AVAILABLE ONLINE

MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University is one step closer to renewing its certification through the National Collegiate Athletics Association.

The university recently submitted its final self-study report to the NCAA. The report is available online at http://www.k-state.edu/ncaacert/.

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank the many individuals who served on the steering committee, each of the subcommittees and in ex officio roles for the outstanding work in preparing the NCAA Self Study for our Cycle 3 evaluation," said K-State President Kirk Schulz. "It has been valuable for us to take a critical look at what we do periodically to find ways to celebrate our successes and identify areas for improvement. This process is an important part of our goal to become a top 50 public research university by 2025."

The certification process is to help ensure the integrity of the athletic operations at NCAA member institutions. The process began at K-State in August 2010. This is third time K-State has conducted the NCAA certification self-study.

"I want to express my deep appreciation for the careful study and analysis that went into the preparation of this report," said John Currie, K-State athletics director. "The recommendations provided by the various subcommittees are extremely valuable to our department in becoming a model program, and we are already working to implement improvements in areas identified during this process."

The NCAA is a membership organization of colleges and universities that participate in intercollegiate athletics. Its primary purpose is to maintain intercollegiate athletics as an integral part of the educational program and the athlete as an integral part of the student body. Activities of the NCAA membership include formulating rules of play for NCAA sports, conducting national championships, adopting and enforcing standards of eligibility, and studying all phases of intercollegiate athletics.