Daily Compliance Item- 3.1.17- Multi-Sport Student-Athletes and Athletic Aid

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 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

The opinions expressed in the Daily Compliance Item are the author’s and the author’s alone, and are not endorsed by The COLONIAL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION or JumpForward. The Daily Compliance Item is not a substitute for a compliance office, case specific research, or the NCAA Bylaws. Do some homework, ask around, and get it right.

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