NCAA Grants Extra Year to Spring Sport Athletes For Curtailed Season

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The NCAA’s decision to suspend all the winter and spring sports seasons due to the COVID-19 pandemic has a silver lining for student-athletes who got their 2020 spring sports season cut short.

The NCAA Division I Council has decided to grant an extra year of eligibility to all student-athletes! This applies to all spring-sport athletes, not just seniors whose careers would have ended after the cancellation of their seasons, and will allow schools to expand their rosters beyond current scholarship limits to account for incoming recruits and seniors who were expected to leave.

More specifically, the waiver will be applied for student-athletes competing the sports: baseball, softball, tennis, golf, outdoor track and field, lacrosse, rowing, men’s volleyball, beach volleyball and women’s water polo.

This NCAA decision has not only granted another year of eligibility to the spring athletes, they have also given them another chance to compete for another championship ring!

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