Examining the Impact of University Sports Success on Freshman ACT Scores: An Empirical Analysis

Yackels, Connor (2018) Examining the Impact of University Sports Success on Freshman ACT Scores: An Empirical Analysis. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of Walter Mayer from Economics, University of Mississippi.

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Abstract

My study presents a model in which incoming freshman ACT scores are a function of football, basketball, and baseball regular season and postseason success, using academic variables as controls. I contribute to the existing literature by including baseball in the analysis in addition to football and basketball, using ACT scores instead of SAT scores, using a unique and expanded set of variables to measure sports success, and more recent data. For the time period 2006-2014, I find weak evidence that supports the hypothesis that athletic success positively influences ACT scores.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: Yackels, Connor
Student's Degree Program(s): B.A. in Mathematics, and B.A. in Economics
Thesis Advisor: Walter Mayer
Thesis Advisor's Department: Economics
Institution: University of Mississippi
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Q Science > QA Mathematics
Depositing User: Connor Yackels
Date Deposited: 11 May 2018 18:53
Last Modified: 11 May 2018 18:53
URI: http://thesis.honors.olemiss.edu/id/eprint/1162

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