Indiana Swimming
 
NOVEMBER 2019 COACH NCAA NEWSLETTER
 
GENERAL RESOURCES 
The Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete (please note, you can download the document for free) is the most comprehensive student resource. 
 
The Initial-Eligibility Brochure provides a general overview of the NCAA Eligibility Center requirements. 
 
Students can learn which NCAA division may be right for them by comparing the three NCAA divisions.
 
HIGH SCHOOL TIMELINE
Initial-eligibility standards help ensure your student-athletes are prepared to succeed in college. It's vital that your student-athletes plan ahead, take their high school classes seriously and protect their amateur status. Encourage your student-athletes to use our high school timeline as a way to stay on track for meeting initial-eligibility requirements.
 
DI AND DII ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS
The Division I and II Academic Requirements sheets have been updated. As you assist college-bound student-athletes and their families, use these documents to help them better understand the required academic standards students must meet.
Have questions regarding an international student-athlete? Click here to view information and academic requirements specific to international student-athletes.
 
NAME, IMAGE, LIKENESS
In the Association’s continuing efforts to support college athletes, the NCAA’s top governing board voted unanimously to permit students participating in athletics the opportunity to benefit from the use of their name, image and likeness in a manner consistent with the collegiate model.  Click here to learn more.
 
EMERGING SCIENCE ON CANNABIS/MARIJUNA: IMPLICATIONS FOR STUDENT-ATHLETES
by Jason R. Kilmer, Ph.D., University of Washington

When Washington and Colorado legalized marijuana for non-medical/personal reasons, it was clear that the research needed to “catch up” with what people were using. Now, as the end of 2019 approaches, the research is catching up, and tells a pretty compelling story related to marijuana use and the health and well-being of student-athletes. Click here  to read more about the changing landscape and the impact on student-athletes.