Classroom is Priority for Student Athletes at Canisius College

July 21, 2010 Updated Jul 21, 2010 at 12:18 PM EDT

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July 21, 2010 Updated Jul 21, 2010 at 12:18 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - At Canisius College, the term 'Student Athlete' means just that. Student first, Athlete second.

Men's basketball players take part in an accelerated program, where they attend summer school in the off-season, and are able to receive a Bachelor's Degree after three years, and a Master's Degree after four.