Which of the following sports is not permitted to send all forms of electronic correspondence to prospects prior to the prospect signing an NLI, written offer of admission/aid or providing a financial deposit to the institution?
The answer is B. NCAA Bylaw 188.8.131.52.1 states that in cross country/track and field, football and swimming and diving, electronically transmitted correspondence that may be sent to a prospective student-athlete (or the prospective student-athlete’s parents or legal guardians) is limited to electronic mail and facsimiles. All other forms of electronically transmitted correspondence (e.g., Instant Messenger, text messaging) are prohibited. [D] (Adopted: 4/28/05 effective 8/1/05, Revised: 12/12/06, 4/26/07 effective 8/1/07, 4/15/08, 4/29/10 effective 8/1/10, 1/15/11 effective 8/1/11, 1/18/14 effective 8/1/14)
NCAA Bylaw 184.108.40.206.1.1 states that in cross country/track and field, football and swimming and diving, there shall be no limit on the forms of electronically transmitted correspondence sent to a prospective student-athlete (or the prospective student-athlete’s relatives or legal guardians) after one of the following events occurs: (Adopted: 1/15/11 effective 8/1/11, Revised: 7/31/13, 1/18/14 effective 8/1/14)
(a) The prospective student-athlete signs a National Letter of Intent (NLI) or the institution’s written offer of admission and/or financial aid; or
(b) The institution receives a financial deposit in response to the institution’s offer of admission.