Champions in the Classroom

By (author) Penny Turrentine

Publication date:

27 April 2015

Length of book:

250 pages

Publisher

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN-13: 9781475818208

Little has been written about the problems student-athletes encounter in attempting to balance their sports with the grueling demand for academic success in classrooms. As a resource guide for professionals, Champions in the Classroom offers a model and historical perspective for understanding the challenges faced by "student-athletes" while providing solutions and guidance to put the needed emphasis on "student." Penny Turrentine also provides a "Playbook," written in jargon that athletes understand, which offers students the methods for not only testing themselves but to easily understand their strengths and weaknesses. This book strives to conquer academic problems that student-athletes face and shows how to win in the classroom.


I am so glad to see that someone is addressing the need to help college student-athletes succeed. This is a great resource for anyone wishing to understand more about sports in general, but also those that wish to truly understand and decipher some of the challenges that our student-athletes face daily. It also serves as an amazing tool to guide our athletes to success on and off the playing field!