A Space to Succeed

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Nittany Lions of all sorts have brand-new digs in which to continue one of the proudest academic records in the country.

The Greenberg Indoor Sports Complex, once home to Penn State’s club hockey programs, has been transformed into the revamped Morgan Academic Support Center for Student-Athletes. The result is an impressive work and study space for all of Penn State’s student-athletes, including the football team, which recently posted its highest yearly NCAA academic progress rate score.

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And as noted on the center’s website: Penn State student-athletes have an NCAA Graduation Success Rate of 88 percent, five points higher than the NCAA Division I average, and have earned 191 Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-America selections, the fourth-highest total among Division I programs.

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Sandy Barbour and Russ Mushinsky ’92, the center’s director (above), hosted a tour of the sprawling space Wednesday, highlighting the multimedia areas, rows of computer work stations, collaborative suites, and a One-Button Studio, an innovation first implemented at the Pattee and Paterno Libraries which allows student-athletes to hone their interview and presentation skills. It’ll be a prime stop on the campus tour when prospective student-athletes visit Penn State, and you can count on the place being packed with Lions once the fall semester rolls around.

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One thought on “A Space to Succeed

  1. Great article! It was a fantastic project to be part of, we are so pleased to see it all come to fruition!

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