2:08 pm, March 14th | by Amy Tennery
Female collegiate basketball players are far more likely to finish a four-year degree than their male counterparts, according to a new study released today by the University of Central Florida. The report, published by Bloomberg, analyzed graduation rates among the 64 women’s teams in the NCAA tournament and the 68 teams in the men’s showdown. The results? The women’s teams had an average graduation rate of 89 percent, while the men’s slumped at 67 percent.
While it’s easy to cheer this as a sign academic achievement, this pattern reveals something troubling about women’s sports — and the regulations that deny many female athletes a fair shake at the pros.