Following the adoption of a new NCAA Constitution, the NCAA formed the Division I Transformation Committee, which submitted its final set of reform recommendations on January 3. The report was the result of a year-long study intended to ensure that the NCAA's systems fundamentally support the needs of current and future student athletes.
LaKeisha Marsh, chair of the Government Affairs and Public Policy Practice Group and chair of the Higher Education and Collegiate Athletics Practice, discussed her key takeaways from the report with Law360.
Law360 wrote: "… It did not take observers by surprise to see the attempts to aid, support and include athletes in the [governance and decision-making] process. It was still refreshing, though, according to LaKeisha C. Marsh, chair of the higher education and collegiate athletics practice at Akerman LLP."
"'It really showed that they put a lot of thought into what they've been hearing from student-athletes. It wasn't just a brush-over thing; they really put a lot into improving the experience of student-athletes.'''