NJCAA Announces 2020-21 Eligibility Status

first_img Tags: NJCAA October 22, 2020 /Sports News – Local NJCAA Announces 2020-21 Eligibility Status FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCHARLOTTE, N.C.-In Thursday news from the National Junior College Athletic Association, eligibility status for the 2020-21 season will not count toward student-athlete eligibility. This includes athletes at Snow College, USU Eastern Utah and Salt  Lake Community College in Utah.The eligibility relief is provided to all NJCAA student-athletes regardless of sports season participation in the 2020-21 academic year.NJCAA president/CEO Dr. Christopher Parker, in a Thursday statement, stated the NJCAA Board of Regents felt this decision to be the best for the success and well-being of student-athletes and member institutions of the NJCAA.Returning student-athletes for the Badgers, Eagles and Bruins will be considered “non-counters” for letter of intent and NJCAA eligibility purposes.The NJCAA Eligibility committee will continue review and evaluation concerning the blanket waiver’s impact on eligibility requirements.NJCAA Eligibility Committee Chair Troy Tucker said this is a benefit to member institutions and student-athletes because student-athletes now have the option to choose to participate in studies during this academic year without the fear of burning a year of athletic eligibility should the season be disrupted.Current eligibility and academic requirements will still apply in order for student-athletes to compete in 2020-21 regular season and postseason competition.The eligibility committee will continue to review the participation requirements for the 2020-21 academic year while reassessing for adoption and approval by the NJCAA Board of Regents. Written by Brad Jameslast_img

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