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Inside Iowa State
Aug. 29, 1997

NCAA fully certifies athletics

by Steve Jones

A new program to better meet the academic, athletic, career and other needs of Iowa State's minority student-athletes is being implemented this fall.

The plan figured prominently in a recent NCAA decision to fully certify the ISU athletic department. A year ago, an NCAA committee designated ISU as certified with conditions. To obtain full certification, ISU needed a comprehensive plan addressing minority opportunities.

ISU's plan addresses areas that will aid all student-athletes but are identified as essential to the success of minority student-athletes. It will be integrated with the ISU-Ames program, "Breaking Down the Barriers," which is developing ways Ames can be a more welcoming community to a diverse population. The athletic department's plan:

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