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Hampton wins $675k academic grant from the NCAA

Hampton’s success on and off the field is about to pay off in a big way.

The NCAA will reward the school’s athletic department with $675,000 over a three-year period, the school announced on Friday.

“We have some very bright and gifted student-athletes who are already a source of pride for the University,” said Eugene Marshall Jr., Director of Athletics. “This grant will help us equip them with the tools and support to continue to excel.”

The Accelerated Academic Success Program (AASP) grant will provide resources to further enhance HU Athletics’ commitment to building leaders and champions and providing an education for life by funding additional academic advisors, graduate assistants and computer technology during team travel, according to the school’s release.

The funding will go towards increasing the number of graduate assistants, pay for travel for academic staff and increase the number of laptops in the Athletic Academic Center.

Hampton had 117 student-athletes make the Dean’s List in the fall semester of the 2014-15 academic year.

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