The women’s basketball coaches at Ocean State University are planning their upcoming recruiting trips. There are a few tournaments later this month that they would like to see. If they attend a tournament at a HS school on three consecutive days during a contact period, will they be over the limit on visits to that HS for a particular week?
No. NCAA Staff Interpretation- 9/5/12-Tournament Observations During a Contact Period — Women’s Basketball (I)- states that in women’s basketball, an institutional staff member’s visit to a prospective student-athlete’s educational institution on consecutive days during a particular week within a contact period to observe a tournament or a tier of a tournament counts as a single visit to that educational institution for that week.
[References: NCAA Division I Bylaws 126.96.36.199 (football and women’s basketball), 188.8.131.52.3.1 (tournament exception) and a staff interpretation (3/8/95, Item Ref: a) which has been archived]