SA360 will enable Rowan to strengthen its engagement with student-athletes and increase their likelihood of further their success both on and off the field
Morristown, NJ (PRWEB) August 26, 2016
Evolution Labs announced today that Rowan University has become the first DIII school in the country to adopt its SA360 platform as a required part of its student-athlete experience across all of its men’s and women’s NCAA teams. SA360 provides student-athletes with engaging mobile app and web-based content on topics ranging from health and wellness to avoiding risk behavior to assessing and improving their academic skills. Rowan joins other top intercollegiate athletic departments that have integrated the platform into their core programming, including Louisiana State University, Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Maryland.
“The university and the athletic department are committed to fostering students’ success as scholars, athletes and citizens,” said David Naphy, Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance and Academic Support at Rowan University. “SA360 uses smart technology to deliver content in a manner that’s more compelling and convenient to student-athletes, while enabling the athletic department to provide timely support and advice throughout the academic year. SA360 can help student-athletes whether they’re on campus or traveling to an away game.”
SA360 covers important success topics, including mental health, physical fitness, study and test-taking skills, time management skills, drug and alcohol use, sexual assault, NCAA compliance and career preparedness. It employs pulse surveys, social media, interactive self-tests and digital video to keep students returning for regular updates. In addition, the platform can be configured to work as part of an existing course or as an independent required curriculum.
“Rowan is not only home to one of the nation’s top Division III sports programs, it can also boast a student-athlete graduation rate well above national norms,” said Peter Kraft, co-founder at Evolution Labs. “SA360 will enable Rowan to strengthen its engagement with student-athletes and increase their likelihood of further their success both on and off the field.”
About Rowan University Athletics
The Rowan University athletic program competes in the NCAA Division III and is a member of the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) and Eastern College Athletic Conference. The University has 18 teams, eight men (baseball, basketball, cross country, football, soccer, swimming & diving, indoor track & field and outdoor track & field) and 10 women (basketball, cross country, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, indoor track & field, outdoor track & field and volleyball). Rowan’s team have earned 11 NCAA national championships and more than 125 NJAC championships over 50 years. In 2015-16, 239 student-athletes achieved grade point averages over 3.0. There were 111 Profs honored on the NJAC All-Academic Team.
About Evolution Labs
Spanning the entire student lifecycle, Evolution Labs is vastly improving the engagement experience between schools and students. The company’s proprietary S360 and P360 programs help schools drive enrollment and retention, and also gain the alliance and influence of parents. It’s SA360 program delivers critical success content to college student-athletes, and the company’s Suite360 program engages K-12 students in highly immersive content around character development and social & emotional learning.