The Ocean State University football student-athletes will receive rings for winning the Ocean Eleven Conference Championship game. A few of the student-athletes would like to exchange the ring for something else because they received a ring last year? Is it permissible to exchange the ring for another item?
No. NCAA Staff Interpretation- 12/5/13- Student-Athletes Selling Items Received for Participation in Intercollegiate Athletics (I) – states that a student-athlete may not sell, or exchange for another item of value, any item received for athletics participation.
[References: NCAA Division I Bylaws 18.104.22.168 (advertisements and promotions after becoming a student-athlete); 12.1.2 (amateur status); 16.1.4 (types of awards, awarding agencies, maximum value and numbers of awards); and 22.214.171.124 (general rule)]
Jennifer M. Condaras
BIG EAST Conference
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