Hail Mary is a football student-athlete at Ocean State University (OSU). For the fall 2016 term, Hail is enrolled in the last 9 hours needed to fulfill his graduation requirements.
True or False
Because he met the parameters to be enrolled less than full-time, Hail does not have to complete the 6 hour requirement to participate in OSU’s bowl game.
False. NCAA Bylaw 126.96.36.199.2.1 states that a student-athlete who was enrolled in less than a minimum full-time program of studies pursuant to an exception or waiver during the term immediately prior to the postseason event is subject to the following requirements:
(a) If the student-athlete was enrolled in at least six credit hours, he or she shall have satisfactorily completed six semester or six quarter hours of academic credit; or
(b) If the student-athlete was enrolled in less than six credit hours, he or she shall have satisfactorily completed the number of semester or quarter hours of academic credit in which he or she was enrolled. (Adopted: 1/8/07 effective 8/1/07)
Jennifer M. Condaras
Deputy Commissioner, NCAA Relations & Administration
Colonial Athletic Association
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