This sub-site is intended to highlight some
pertinent NCAA rules for you as an enrolled student-athlete at UC San
Diego. It is impossible to cover
every NCAA rule that impacts you as a Division II student-athlete. If you ever have any questions about
NCAA rules and regulations, please contact the Compliance Office staff.
Definition of a Student-Athlete:
An enrolled student-athlete is a student who
has begun his/her first day of initial full-time collegiate enrollment or who
has reported for intercollegiate practice at UC San Diego.
Essential Information for Enrolled Student-Athletes:
You must meet certain academic requirements
to be eligible to practice and compete as a Division II student-athlete at UC
San Diego. Click here for a
complete breakdown of Division II academic eligibility rules as they apply at
UC San Diego.
The NCAA has strict limits on the amount of
full scholarships allowed for each sport.
Included in the NCAA limit are any athletics aid received by a
student-athlete, known as a Grant-In-Aid, and all other aid that is considered
"countable" by the NCAA. Athletic
scholarships can only be offered on a one academic year basis. At the end of the academic year, the
scholarship can be renewed or non-renewed at the coach's discretion. All non-renewals are appealable through
the Financial Aid Office and must be submitted in writing within 2 weeks of the
All outside scholarships (e.g., booster club
awards, local scholarships, etc) received by UC San Diego student-athletes must
be submitted to the Financial Aid Office for review. Outside scholarships can impact your individual/team
scholarship limits AND your eligibility, so it is important to report these
awards in an accurate and timely manner to both the Financial Aid Office and
the Athletics Department. Even if
you get a check directly from the awarding agency, you still must report this
aid. If you have not already
reported your aid, please fill out the Outside Aid Form and
return it to Sara Robinson in the Compliance Office.
Division II student-athletes are allowed to
conduct private lessons, however there are strict rules they must follow. As a UC San Diego student-athlete, you
are not allowed to provide lessons anywhere on campus and there are
restrictions on how you can advertise your lessons. Prior to any advertisement or offer of lessons, contact Katie
McGann in the Compliance Office.
prohibit student-athletes from
participating in any gambling activity that involves any sport sponsored
NCAA at any level. Any activity
that involves putting something at risk for the chance to win something
is considered sports wagering and an NCAA violation. Risk + Reward =
Violation. This includes fantasy leagues and tournament brackets that
meet the above guidelines.
Related Promotional Activities
NCAA rules prohibit DII student-athletes
from allowing their name or picture to be used to advertise, promote or endorse
a commercial product/service. To
do so will jeopardize the student-athlete's eligibility. The NCAA has limited exceptions to this
rule. For details please contact
the Compliance Office.
randomly selects institutions and student-athletes for drug testing throughout
the academic year, including the summer. All student-athletes are subject to
drug testing before, during or after their competitive seasons. All student-athletes need to be aware
of the NCAA Banned Drugs list and should
check with the Athletic Trainers for any questions. Student-athletes who test
positive are subject to at least a one-year suspension and loss of eligibility.
nutritional/dietary supplements contain NCAA banned substances. In addition,
the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not strictly regulate the
supplement industry; therefore the purity and safety of nutritional/dietary
supplements cannot be guaranteed. Impure supplements may lead to a positive
drug test. The UC San Diego Athletics Department does not promote the use of
nutritional/dietary supplements and the use of such supplements is at the
student-athlete's own risk. Student-athletes should contact the Head Athletic
Trainer, Kevin Messey (email@example.com) or Director of
Strength and Conditioning, Rudy Thomas (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further
Additional information may also be found through the Center for Drug Free Sport, which
sponsors a confidential Resource Exchange Center (REC) for
student-athletes and athletics staff with questions about nutritional
supplements The REC may be contacted toll free at (877) 202-0769 or by clicking
the link above. When accessing the
REC via the Internet, the required password is ncaa2.
California Assembly Bill 2079
30, 2010, AB 2079 was signed into California law by the Govenor. This
law requires educational institutions that offer athletics scholarships,
or that provide, by any delivery method, written mateiral regarding
their athletic program to a student-athlete, to provide a direct link to
the institution's Internet web page where the student-athlete shall be
able to access all information regarding the institution's athletic
scholarship program. By clicking here you will find information and
links that provide a comprehensive review of all issues related to UC
San Diego athletics scholarships, medical related expenses and the
transfer release process.
Student-Athlete Compliance Quiz (TBD)
Contacting the Compliance Office
this is not a complete list of NCAA rules. Please contact a compliance staff member if you have any questions or before taking action that may
be contrary to NCAA rules. Click here
to view the Compliance staff contact information.