Gannon University Golden Knights Implement SA360 Student-Athlete Success Program From Evolution Labs

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Gannon University adopts SA360 program from Evolution Labs as a required component of its student-athlete success curriculum.

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Gannon is extremely forward-thinking in their efforts to support student-athletes

Evolution Labs announced today that Gannon has adopted 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. Gannon 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 Lisa Goddard McGuirk, Director of Athletics at Gannon. “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 throughout the academic year. SA360 can assist 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.

“Gannon is extremely forward-thinking in their efforts to support student-athletes,” said Peter Kraft, CEO at Evolution Labs. “SA360 will enable Gannon to strengthen its engagement with student-athletes and increase their likelihood of furthering their success both on and off the field.”

About Gannon University Athletics
Gannon is a Catholic, Diocesan university dedicated to excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. Its faculty and staff prepare students to be global citizens through programs grounded in the liberal arts and sciences and professional specializations. Inspired by the Catholic Intellectual Tradition, it offers a comprehensive, values-centered learning experience that emphasizes faith, leadership, inclusiveness and social responsibility.

The Gannon Athletics Department serves over 600 student-athletes and 20 varsity teams. The Golden Knights are a proud member of the NCAA Division II, Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC), Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC), Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA), Western Water Polo Association (WWPA) and National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling Association (NCATA). The department produced a 3.24 cumulative grade point average during the 2015-16 academic year with 65 percent of Gannon’s student-athletes achieving a 3.0 GPA or better during the 2016 Spring semester. In competition, 16 ofGannon’s 20 programs qualified for the postseason last year, including 12 of its 16 PSAC sports. Seven teams participated in the national postseason. Athletic honors during the 2015-16 academic year included 85 conference players of the week, 62 all-conference selections, 20 all-region selections and 17 All-Americans.

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.

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