1/14/08 - Tip of the Week - Electronic Transmissions

Good Morning to the Brook -

As the first day of the Spring Semester quickly approaches - January 28 is almost here - the following is just a reminder about the eligibility for practice and competition the first week of class (at the request of none other than "the" Courtney Sanfelippo).

As you know, student-athletes must be enrolled in a full time program of studies - at least 12 semester hours - to be eligible to practice and compete. However, due to the nature of the first week of class, there is an exception that permits student-athletes to practice, but not compete, that first week of class if they are not enrolled full time. After that first week of class, all student-athletes must be enrolled full time to continue to practice.

It is my understanding that we do have some student-athletes that are not yet enrolled full time - as a result, we will continue to monitor the enrollment reports from the Registrar's Office and will update the Eligibility Rosters and notify the coaching staff as needed. If you have further questions on which of your student-athletes are not enrolled full time, please contact your academic advisor.

We ask that you remind your student-athletes that they must be enrolled in at least 12 hours to compete this first week of class - if they are not enrolled in 12 hours, we will declare that student-athlete ineligible to compete.

Please review the information below and let me or Lindsay know if you have any questions regarding the eligibility

Heath Requirement for Practice.

To be eligible to participate in organized practice sessions, a student-athlete shall be enrolled in a minimum full-time program of studies leading to a baccalaureate or equivalent degree as defined by the regulations of the certifying institution. The violation shall be considered an institutional violation per Constitution 2.8.1; however, it shall not affect the student-athlete's eligibility. (Revised: 1/10/92, 10/28/99) Exception -- Practice during First Week of Class.

A student-athlete may practice, but may not compete, during the institution's first five days of classes if the student-athlete is enrolled in less than a minimum full-time program of studies, provided the student is otherwise eligible under all institutional, conference and NCAA requirements. (Adopted: 1/10/95 effective 8/1/95) Requirement for Competition.

To be eligible for competition, a student-athlete shall be enrolled in at least a minimum full-time program of studies leading to a baccalaureate or equivalent degree, which shall not be less than 12 semester or quarter hours. (Revised: 6/1/07)