All Theses, Dissertations, and Capstone Projects

Year of Award



Bachelor of Science (BS)


College of Arts & Sciences


Interdisciplinary Studies

First Advisor

Betty M. Baker


Maryville College, physical, tournament, games, participants, consent, injuries


In the past three years interscholastic competition for high school girls, basketball in particular, has been the subject of a good many lengthy discussions which I have experienced. The fact that I have found it such a controversial issue has prompted me to write my thesis on the effects of interscholastic competition on the high school participant. The example of interscholastic competition with which I am most familiar is the Maryville Tournament, an invitational high school basketball tournament held in St. Louis, Missouri, at Maryville College. Therefore, I sent a prepared questionnaire concerning interscholastic competition to the thirty-six schools who have participated, or who have been invited to participate, in the Maryville Tournament in the seventeen years since its inception. It is my belief that these schools, nine of which are out state, will provide me with a representative cross-section of faculty opinion on this subject.

Document Type

Restricted Thesis

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.


Available to Fontbonne users only. Please log in with your id + password.

Free My Thesis

If you are the author of this work and would like to make it openly accessible to all, please click the button above.