PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University student athletes excel on the field, court, baseball diamond and track, not to mention area rivers. Their success takes hours of hard work, dedication and discipline. Many of them also excel in the classroom.
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PULLMAN – The WSU men’s basketball team and tennis team were both victorious over the weekend. The men’s basketball team defeated the California Golden Bears 59-46. It was the Cougars’ 21st win of the season. Meanwhile, the tennis team added two more wins to its record, finishing its non-conference schedule 8-1.(Photos by Robert Hubner, WSU Photo Services)
Moral reasoning among athletes is at a record low and declining rapidly, according to 18 years of research and statistics gathered by WSU’s Jennifer Beller and University of Idaho’s Sharon Stoll. “When I first heard that (supposition), I thought ‘What does that say about me,’ ” said Beller, who played field hockey and tennis throughout high school and college — enough to advance to the AIAW (Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women) national tennis championships. So in 1987 that news propelled her to focus her doctoral research on the topic, with Stoll as her principal adviser. To Beller’s dismay, their study and statistics supported the … » More …