Daily Compliance Item- 6/21/13- RWG-13-1- Outside Teams

Lay Up is an incoming basketball student-athlete at Ocean State University (OSU).  Lay signed a National Letter of Intent and has enrolled in summer school to get a jump start on his academic requirements.  While enrolled in summer school, Lay will participate in skill instruction activities with the coaches and will play on a local outside team in July and August.

Bank Shot is also an incoming basketball student-athlete at OSU.  Bank signed a National Letter of Intent but is not enrolling in summer school or participating in skill instruction activities with the coaches.  Bank lives in the locale of the institution and will play on the same outside team as Lay.

Free Throw, a current OSU student-athlete, also plays on the same outside team.

Which of the following is true ?

A.  Free counts against OSU’s limit of 2 for outside teams

B.  Lay will count against OSU’s limit of 2 for outside teams beginning August 1st

C.  Bank will count against OSU’s limit of 2 for outside teams beginning August 1st

D.  Both A and B

The answer is D.  With the adoption of RWG-13-1, any prospective student-athlete who officially registers, enrolls and attends classes during the certifying institution’s summer term prior to his or her initial enrollment at the certifying institution or who reports to an institutional orientation session that is open to all incoming students within 14 calendar days prior to the opening day of classes of a regular year term shall no longer be considered a prospective student-athleteConsequently, those individuals will count against your institution’s outside team limits beginning August 1, 2013.

 

Bank does not count against OSU’s limit because prospective student-athletes who signs a National Letter of Intent or the institution’s written offer of admission and/or financial aid or after the institution has received his or her financial deposit in response to its offer of admission, the individual shall no longer be subject to the restrictions of Bylaw 13.1 and related contact provisions. The individual remains a prospective student-athlete for purposes of applying the remaining provisions of Bylaw 13 and other bylaws.

 

This legislation becomes effective 8/1/13
Bylaw 13.02.12– A prospective student-athlete is a student who has started classes for the ninth grade. In addition, a student who has not started classes for the ninth grade becomes a prospective student-athlete if the institution provides such an individual (or the individual’s relatives or friends) any financial assistance or other benefits that the institution does not provide to prospective students generally. An individual remains a prospective student-athlete until one of the following occurs (whichever is earlier):

(a) The individual officially registers and enrolls in a minimum full-time program of studies and attends classes in any term of a four-year collegiate institution’s regular academic year (excluding summer);

(b) The individual participates in a regular squad practice or competition at a four-year collegiate institution that occurs before the beginning of any term; (Revised: 1/11/89, 1/10/90, 1/19/13 effective 8/1/13)

(c) The individual officially registers and enrolls and attends classes during the certifying institution’s summer term prior to his or her initial full-time enrollment at the certifying institution; or (Adopted: 4/28/05, Revised: 1/17/09, 1/19/13 effective 8/1/13)

(d) The individual reports to an institutional orientation session that is open to all incoming students within 14 calendar days prior to the opening day of classes of a regular year term. (Adopted: 1/19/13 effective 8/1/13)

Bylaw 13.02.12.1– After an individual has signed a National Letter of Intent or the institution’s written offer of admission and/or financial aid or after the institution has received his or her financial deposit in response to its offer of admission, the individual shall no longer be subject to the restrictions of Bylaw 13.1.  The individual remains a prospective student-athlete for purposes of applying the remaining provisions of Bylaw 13 and other bylaws.  (Adopted: 4/28/05; Revised: 1/19/13 effective 8/1/13)

Thanks to everybody that entered the PREP raffle at Regional Rules and NAAC! On Monday, look for an email announcing the winner, and a special offer for everybody that entered. Stay tuned!

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