LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – Eastern Kentucky University announced the results of an investigation on Thursday into the school’s softball program.

The review began July 4 and after many interviews with more than 30 current and former players, and staff members school leaders said they found no policy violations or criminal conduct and that no NCAA concerns were identified.

“As a former student-athlete, there is nothing more important to me than the experience of our student-athletes,” said Vice President and Director of Athletics Matt Roan in a news release. “At Eastern Kentucky University, we take all allegations involving our athletics department seriously. We have fully cooperated throughout the investigative process with EKU Human Resources and appreciate the thoroughness of the review. The daily objective of EKU Athletics is to continually improve in every aspect of intercollegiate athletics. We will, in addition to implementing planned program and department improvements, follow the recommendations resulting from the review. I want to express my appreciation for all those who came forward and participated in the investigation.”

As a result, Jane Worthington will keep her job as EKU’s head softball coach.

Former players had accused her of mental and verbal abuse.

A news release from EKU athletics said they would be adopting a few recommendations including educating coaching staff on better ways to communicate with student-athletes, providing leadership development for student-athletes and coaches, and have athletic strength and conditioning activities reviewed by sports performance staff.

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