Which of the following is true for graduate assistant coaches, undergraduate student assistant coaches and student managers?
A. They are permitted to have a meal with a prospect during an official visit.
B. They are permitted to provide transportation to prospects and the prospects’ family members/legal guardians between campus and any airport, bus or train station during an official visit.
C. They are permitted to provide ground transportation from the nearest major airport, bus or train station to campus for a student-athlete’s initial arrival at the institution to attend classes for a regular term or participate in preseason practice or for initial enrollment in an institution’s summer term for a prospect who has been awarded athletically related financial aid for his/her initial summer term.
D. All of the Above.
The answer is D. NCAA Staff Interpretation- 12/12/14- Activities Involving a Graduate Assistant Coach, Undergraduate Assistant Coach or Manager During a Prospective Student-Athlete’s Official Visit (I)- states that a graduate assistant coach, undergraduate student assistant coach or student manager may receive a meal with a prospective student-athlete during the prospective student-athlete’s official visit, within a 30-mile radius of the institution’s campus. Further, these individuals may provide ground transportation to a prospective student-athlete and the prospective student-athlete’s parents, relatives or legal guardians between the campus and any bus or train station or airport during an official visit. Finally, they may also provide ground transportation from the nearest bus or train station or major airport to campus on the student-athlete’s initial arrival at the institution to attend classes for a regular term or to participate in preseason practice, or for initial enrollment in the institution’s summer term for a prospective student-athlete who has been awarded athletically related financial aid for his or her initial summer term.
[References: NCAA Division I Bylaws 11.01.3 (coach, graduate assistant — bowl subdivision football and women’s rowing); 11.01.4 (coach, undergraduate student assistant); 11.01.6 (manager); 126.96.36.199 (from airport or bus or train station); 13.5.4 (transportation prior to initial enrollment); 188.8.131.52 (student host); 184.108.40.206.1 (multiple hosts); 220.127.116.11 (meals on official visit); staff interpretations (10/14/98, Item No. 19) and (12/20/12, Item No. c) which have been archived]