Open Access Honors Program Thesis
College sports--Middle West; College athletes--Recruiting--Middle West; Students, Foreign--Middle West;
The primary purpose of this research study is to examine the prevalence and effects of international recruiting on team performance of women’s swim and dive teams in the Missouri Valley Conference. This research will evaluate the issues that influence coaches’ and athletes’ decisions to recruit or compete internationally, including evaluating the strength of in-state and regional recruitment pools, athlete retention rates by geographic region, and the correlation between the number of Top 8 finishes to the number of Top 8 finishers by region.
Date of Award
Department of Management
University Honors Designation
A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation University Honors
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© 2013 Natalie Johnson
Johnson, Natalie, "Does international recruiting make sense in the Missouri Valley Conference?" (2013). Honors Program Theses. 143.