Clay Court is a student at Ocean State University. Clay decided to try out for the men’s tennis team at the beginning of the spring 2013 term. Clay has been practicing for five days and will compete in Ocean State University’s home meet this weekend. Which statement is true?
A. Clay does not have to complete the NCAA Drug-Testing Consent form until he has participated in countable athletically related activities for 14 days.
B. Clay must complete the NCAA Drug-Testing Consent form prior to competing in the competition this weekend.
C. Clay must complete the Student-Athlete Statement prior to competing in the meet this weekend.
D. Both B & C are true
The answer is D. NCAA Bylaw 14.1.3 states that prior to participation in intercollegiate competition each academic year, a student-athlete shall sign a statement in a form prescribed by the Legislative Council in which the student athlete submits information related to eligibility, recruitment, financial aid, amateur status, previous positive-drug tests administered by any other athletics organization and involvement in organized gambling activities related to intercollegiate or professional athletics competition under the Association’s governing legislation. Failure to complete and sign the statement shall result in the student-athlete’s ineligibility for participation in all intercollegiate competition. Violations of this bylaw do not affect a student-athlete’s eligibility if the violation occurred due to an institutional administrative error or oversight, and the student-athlete subsequently signs the form; however, the violation shall be considered an institutional violation per Constitution 2.8.1.
NCAA Bylaw 188.8.131.52 states that a student-athlete who is “trying out” for a team is not required to complete the form until 14 days from the first date the student-athlete engages in countable athletically related activities or before the student-athlete participates in a competition, whichever occurs earlier. (Adopted: 4/27/06 effective 8/1/06)