Gonna try it again
Does competing in community college affect NCAA eligibility? 11/19/2006 4:11AM Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I ran track for one season at a community college about 5 years ago. Will this affect my eligibility to run for the NCAA next year? Is there a time limit between first season of comp. and last?
Kipper
RE: Does competing in community college affect NCAA eligibility? 11/19/2006 4:52AM - in reply to Gonna try it again Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
At the Div. 1 level it does. You have 5 years from your first competing season to your last (unless you have extentuating circumstances and petition additional eligibility or have a religous exception like BYU's athletes with 2-year missions). There is also an age limit at the D1 level (I believe 25 as a freshman?). I know the rules differ in NAIA schools as I've known runners who have competed at a university for a season and taken a considerable amount of time off and come back to compete at the NAIA level, but not sure of the specifics on their rules. I'm sure you'll get info. on NAIA and D2/3 soon enough. I've also heard of runners who peitioned with the NCAA because they ran a partial semester (maybe 1 or 2 races) at another school and were able to start with a clean slate at a new D1 school, but these are very rare and take a good reason. Hope this helps and good luck to you.
Gonna try it again
RE: Does competing in community college affect NCAA eligibility? 11/19/2006 5:01AM - in reply to Kipper Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I competed in XC the fall of 2002. Haven't done anything since then. When is the last season I would be eligeble to compete? This coming spring? Next fall?
Gonna try it again
RE: Does competing in community college affect NCAA eligibility? 11/19/2006 5:03AM - in reply to Kipper Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Oh, and excuse my ignorance, but, what is the difference between NAIA and NCAA?
hummmmm.kd
RE: Does competing in community college affect NCAA eligibility? 11/19/2006 5:30AM - in reply to Gonna try it again Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Gonna try it again wrote:

Oh, and excuse my ignorance, but, what is the difference between NAIA and NCAA?


With NCAA D1 you get a 5 year "timer" that starts when you compete at any college. You have 5 years and your "timer" doesn't stop unless you're seriously ill, called away for military purposes, or on a religious mission. All reasons have to be documented and gone through a process that comfirms everything you've done.

With NAIA college you get 10 full-time (12 units or more) semesters.
Gonna try it again
RE: Does competing in community college affect NCAA eligibility? 11/19/2006 3:43PM - in reply to hummmmm.kd Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
What about D2 and D3?
hummmmm.kd
RE: Does competing in community college affect NCAA eligibility? 11/19/2006 10:42PM - in reply to Gonna try it again Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I think D2 is similar to NAIA where you get 10 semesters but there may be an age limit unlike NAIA where you could come back at the age of 30 and if you have 2 full semesters left then you can still compete.
Yes
RE: Does competing in community college affect NCAA eligibility? 11/19/2006 11:10PM - in reply to Gonna try it again Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Any competition after HS graduation, unless done while in the military or on a religious mission, counts against NCAA eligibility.