The NCAA Division I Committee on Athletics Certification announced that Brigham Young University's intercollegiate athletics program has been recertified after its routine review, which takes place about every 10 years.
According to the NCAA, the certification means that BYU is "considered to be operating its athletics program in substantial conformity with the operating principles adopted by the Association's Division I membership." The NCAA's official announcement can be found here.
"The NCAA's decision reflects the outstanding efforts of our student-athletes and athletic department staff," said Kevin Worthen, BYU advancement vice president. "We're grateful for the way they strive to develop their character and intellect as they pursue athletic excellence."
The NCAA review process included a BYU self-study that spanned the 2007-2008 academic year, a visit by a peer review team in fall of 2008, and concluded with the certification committee's final decision in February of this year.
"We also appreciate the extensive work of our internal self-study committee, which did an excellent job of assessing our program to help us improve," Worthen said.
BYU was one of 35 NCAA Division I member institutions to receive certification status today from the Committee on Athletics Certification. Other notable schools include Boston College, Cornell, Stanford, Princeton, Texas Tech and Weber State.
Writer: Erika Riggs