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UTRGV Receives AASP Grant from NCAA

UTRGV Receives AASP Grant from NCAA
INDIANAPOLIS - UT Rio Grande Valley announced on Monday that it is the recipient of an $87,460 Single Initiatives Grant from the NCAA Accelerating Academic Success Program (AASP).

This is the second year in a row that UTRGV has been awarded such a grant after receiving $100,000 last year. UTRGV is one of just nine institutions to receive an AASP grant this year.

The grant will be used for elevating the academic success of UTRGV student-athletes with further enhancements to the technology and services available at the Victory Center, increased life skills programing and an increased emphasis on mental health and wellness.

This infusion of money will make an immediate impact on the department's ability to meet academic progress rate, graduation success rate and retention goals. The grant will also be essential to the continued development of UTRGV as the leading institution of higher education in South Texas.

“This grant will allow us to enhance the student-athlete experience in a meaningful way, keep our cumulative grade-point average above 3.0 and improve on our academic progress rates,” UTRGV Director of Athletics Chris King said. “I want to thank the NCAA AASP Selection Committee as well as everyone on campus that was part of the committee that worked on this grant.”

The UTRGV committee includes Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations Felipe Salinas, Senior Associate Athletic Director for Student Services and Project Director Farrah Manthei and Senior Associate Athletic Director for Business Operations James Martinez.

For more information from the NCAA, click here.