Sand Trap is an incoming freshman student-athlete at Ocean State University (OSU). Sand will be participating on the golf team at OSU and will be receiving a partial athletic scholarship. To help pay for some of her educational costs, Sand has obtained a part time job at a local copy center. Her job starts a week before classes begins. Sand will not be driving her car to school, so she asks the head golf coach for a ride from the airport to the dorms. Is this permissible?
No. NCAA Staff Interpretation- 9/4/13- Transportation on Initial Arrival for Summer Employment (I) – states that it is not permissible for an institution to transport a prospective student-athlete to campus from the nearest bus or train station or airport when the student arrives to begin a summer job prior to attending classes even if the individual will remain in the locale of the institution to begin classes.
[Reference: NCAA Division I Bylaws 22.214.171.124 (after completion of senior year), 126.96.36.199 (transportation to summer job) and 13.5.4 (transportation to enroll or to attend required orientation); and an official interpretation (04/14/1986, Item No. 4),which has been archived]