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Lions Begin Certification Process

Aug. 11, 2004

Los Angeles, CA (Aug. 11) - The Loyola Marymount University Athletics Department has begun its process of NCAA Certification and in that process has made available the Self Study Written Report online. In 1993 the NCAA membership approved a process for institutions to review their athletics programs relative to the principles of the NCAA and implemented the process we now know as Certification. The original plan called for all Division I institutions to be certified once every five years; subsequently, after every institution was certified, the timetable was changed to once every 10 years beginning with the 2nd cycle of evaluations. LMU was certified in 1997 and scheduled for the 2nd cycle in 2004. Fr. Lawton appointed a Steering Committee chaired by Fr. Al Koppes, O. Carm., Acting Academic Vice President. In addition, three subcommittees were appointed to study each of three major operating principles; (1) Governance and Commitment to Rules Compliance, (2) Academic Integrity and (3) Equity, Welfare and Sportsmanship. The purpose of Certifications is to ensure the NCAA's fundamental commitment to integrity in the operations of each institution's athletics department. The Athletics Department believes this ability to review it offers a unique opportunity to educate and inform across the campus and various Athletics constituencies the athletics programs' goals and purposes, the many challenges facing athletics, and the ways in which athletics supports the institutional mission. For more information and to view the Self Study Report, go to the Certrification Webpage.. - GO LIONS -

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