Shot Put is a freshman track student-athlete at Ocean State University (OSU). Shot is receiving a full athletic scholarship during the 2015-16 academic year. The OSU football coaches have talked to Shot about playing football next year. If Shot plays football during the 2016-17 academic year and receives athletic aid, does he have to count as an initial counter in the sport of football since he received athletic aid the previous year for a different sport? Yes. NCAA Bylaw 126.96.36.199.1 states that a counter who previously has not been counted in football shall be considered an initial counter even though the student-athlete already has received countable financial aid in another sport.
Jennifer M. Condaras
BIG EAST Conference
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