Jav A. Lin is a freshman track student-athlete at Ocean State University (OSU). Jav is receiving a full athletic scholarship during the 2016-17 academic year. The OSU football coaches have talked to Jav about playing football next year.
If Jav plays football during the 2017-18 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 188.8.131.52.1 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
Deputy Commissioner, NCAA Relations & Administration
Colonial Athletic Association
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