Daily Compliance Item- 5.19.17- 16.1.4.4- Award from Civic Organization

LAST DCI for the 2016-17 Academic Year. Will send Summer DCIs over the next 2 months and resume with the regular schedule August 1st.

HAVE A GREAT SUMMER!!

The local Lions Club wants to recognize the Ocean State University Men’s and Women’s Golf Teams for their community service efforts this year. These Orcas put in over 800 hours collectively this year to help keep the city parks clean. Is it permissible for the Lions Club to provide the student-athletes with a small plaque?

Yes with conditions. NCAA Bylaw 16.1.4.4 states that a local civic organization (e.g., Rotary Club, Touchdown Club) may provide awards to a member institution’s team(s), provided such awards are approved by the institution and are counted in the institution’s limit for institutional awards.

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 Th 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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