At one point some college baseball programs were taking advantage of academic dollars and giving kids academic dollars they didn’t deserve so the NCAA has set the standard a student athlete must meet in order to receive two-way money.
Something most parents and kids don’t understand is in order to continue receiving academic money you must maintain a certain GPA. If you don’t maintain that GPA you will forfeit that academic scholarship the following year.
For example, if you are on 25% baseball scholarship and 40% academic scholarship and you don’t maintain your GPA you are now responsible for paying 75% of your school instead of only 35%. We’re talking several thousands of dollars in most cases.
Athletic money is more permanent than academic money. If you are a good student and a good athlete you should be rewarded for both. Just know exactly what you are signing for.