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July 20, 2011 at 12:37 PM

UW athletic department details efforts to increase compliance

The University of Washington athletic department will present its annual report on NCAA compliance and student-athlete academic services to the school’s Board of Regents tomorrow.

You can view the report here, and it contains some interesting information.

Pages 1-5 detail the athletic department’s academic news for the year, most of it positive, as the school has achieved passing grades (if not better) in NCAA benchmarks such as the APR.

Pages 6-8 detail the school’s athletic compliance efforts, with the school reporting that it has had no major infractions since 2007 but has had 103 secondary violations in that time, 18 in the past year (they are not broken down by sport).

Obviously, a few of those have been reported. All schools report numerous secondary violations each year (here’s a recent story on Alabama reporting 44, as an example) so UW’s report here probably isn’t atypical.

As the report details, 49 of the violations were related to recruiting.

The report also details that UW recently conducted an internal audit of its complaince department, which resulted in “minor recommendations for improvements.”

Among those is hiring “at least one additional full-time complaince position,” purchasing a software package to improve “recruiting monitoring,” and continuing rules education efforts with non-coaching staff members and increasing similar efforts with boosters, which the school calls “a point of emphasis” for the upcoming year.

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