Victoria Jackson, a distance runner on North Carolina’s track & field team from 2000-04, wrote Thursday on her blog, victoriajackson.com, about the UNC academic scandal and the school’s response to the latest NCAA notice of allegations.
In the blog, Jackson writes about her frustration with the way the university has handled the case, how UNC basketball coach Roy Williams has responded to Rashad McCants, a former player who has been outspoken about the scandal, and the lack of knowledge on campus about bogus African Studies classes that athletes relied on during her time at UNC and that the school has said were “widely known.”
“The amount of time and resources UNC has exhausted to fight the idea that systemic academic fraud existed is frustrating and angering,” Jackson wrote. “Wouldn’t it have been better, and honest and ethical, to stop resisting, admit the academic fraud also included people employed in Athletics, investigate to learn how this played out, and set up best practices going forward?”
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