Honors Theses

Date of Award

2018

Document Type

Undergraduate Thesis

Department

Economics

First Advisor

Walter Mayer

Relational Format

Dissertation/Thesis

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.

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Economics Commons

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