ISU Magazine

Volume 41 | Number 2 | Spring/Summer 2011

Moonlit Tree

Moonlit Tree: the beauty of freshly fallen snow resting on the branches of a tree on campus.

Photo by ISU Photographic Services/Susan Duncan

Athletics Earns NCAA Accreditation

Spring 2011 Issue

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) announced recently that Idaho State University's athletic department has been fully certified.

"We are pleased to have the NCAA certify our athletic department without condition. This was truly a collective university and community effort involving faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members. I am proud of all of them," said ISU President Arthur C. Vailas.

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During the summer of 2010 the University received NCAA certification with one condition. The NCAA determined the institution "did not fully implement its Cycle-2 gender-equity plan in the program area of accommodation of interests and abilities."

To meet the NCAA requirement, ISU has constructed a new women's softball complex and increased funding for the program, completed new intercollegiate locker rooms for women's volleyball, softball and basketball as well as increasing the number of women's athletic scholarships.