Theses and Dissertations - UTB/UTPA

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)



First Advisor

Dr. Paul Villas

Second Advisor

Dr. Tom Semper

Third Advisor

Dr. Francisco Guajardo


The purpose of this study was to assess and compare the menstrual cycle characteristics between two groups of high school athletes and one group of high school non-athletes. The study consisted of 30 high school females from Donna High School. The participants consisted of ten female basketball athletes from the Donna High School Basketball Team (14.5 ± 4.5 years), ten female volleyball athletes from the Donna High School Volleyball Team (14.5 ± 4.5 years) and ten females (14.5 ± 4.5 years) that were randomly picked out of the general female population of the Donna High School that do not participate in any type of school sponsored sports and are considered non-athletes (14.5 ± 4.5 years). Each participant completed a questionnaire on their menstrual cycle status and history, training regiments, lifestyles, and any health conditions they may have, as well as, a personal information sheet. All the participants were given a notebook that contained: (1) the informal consent form and minors consent form, (2) monthly menstrual cycle diary sheets with the instructions, and (3) a monthly calendar to indicate start and stop dates of their menstrual cycle.


Copyright 2005 Yolanda D. Robinson. All Rights Reserved.

Granting Institution

University of Texas-Pan American

Included in

Kinesiology Commons