Wrestlers wanting to attend a D1 School: NCAA GUIDELINES
Posted by Corbett on 2/26/2005, 9:57 pm
There was a thread earlier on the board (“Where are they going to college?- curious 2/22/2005, 10:00 am) regarding Michael Johnson not being recruited by D1 schools because of the ‘situation’ he had with lack of (homeschool) credits transferring.
*For any athlete looking to get recruited by D1 schools–and there are a lot of good wrestlers in Washington (despite what Vombaur says-LOL), they need to prepare their academic plan NOW to ensure eligibility.
Find below a download and links that should be useful to any wrestlers’ goal for college wrestling.
**NCAA: Guidebook for the College-Bound Student-Athlete (1MB download)
NCAA Official Website for Academics & Athletes
The overwhelming majority of student-athletes will never earn a dime as a professional athlete. That’s why the terms “student” and “athlete” are synonymous within the NCAA: When the athlete can no longer play, the student can still succeed. This section of the Web site contains information about the educational environment in which athletes live – how they stay eligible to compete, how they learn to make the right choices about their health and welfare, how they perform in the classroom, and how they develop into tomorrow’s leaders.
ELIGIBILITY & CONDUCT
This section provides information on how student-athletes can comply with NCAA bylaws in order to compete in intercollegiate athletics. It includes information on what high-school students need to do to be eligible to compete their first year in college, as well as guidelines that coaches and prospects must follow during the recruiting process. Information is also included on conduct issues that have eligibility ramifications, such as gambling and the use of sports agents.
NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse STUDENT PAGE
As a prospective student-athlete at a Division I or II institution, you have certain responsibilities to attend to before you may participate. Information concerning who needs to register with the Clearinghouse and what documents should be submitted