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Athletics in College

ALL athletes who intend on playing a collegiate sport at a Division I or Division II NCAA school, should register with the NCAA Clearinghouse by the end of their junior year. Please click here to do so. High School transcripts need to be sent to the clearinghouse, as well as your SAT or ACT scores. Scores MUST be sent by the SAT and/or ACT organizations. The code on the SAT/ACT for the clearinghouse is "9999"
 
 
Here is some general information, you as an athlete need to know about the NCAA. The attachments below go into more details.
 
NCAA Division I requires 16 core courses as of August 1, 2008. This rule applies to any student first entering any Division I college or university
 
DIVISION I
16 Core-Course Rule
16 Core Courses:
4 years of English.
3 years of mathematics (Algebra I or higher).
2 years of natural/physical science (1 year of lab if offered by high school).
1 year of additional English, mathematics or natural/physical science.
2 years of social science.
4 years of additional courses (from any area above, foreign language or
 
Division I has a sliding scale for test score and grade-point average.
 
NCAA Division II requires 14 core courses. See the breakdown of core-course requirements below. Please note, Division II will require 16 core courses beginning August 1, 2013.
 
DIVISION II
14 Core-Course Rule
14 Core Courses:
3 years of English.
2 years of mathematics (Algebra I or higher).
2 years of natural/physical science (1 year of lab if offered by high school).
2 years of additional English, mathematics or natural/physical science.
2 years of social science.
3 years of additional courses (from any area above, foreign language or
 
Division II has a minimum SAT score requirement of 820 or an ACT sum score of 68.
 
The Division II grade-point-average requirement is a minimum of 2.000.
 
Only core courses are used in the calculation of the grade-point average. That would be Math, Social Studies, Foreign Language, English, and Science.
 
 
Recruiting Definitions
1)Contact period - permissible for authorized athletic department staff members to make in-person, off-campus recruiting contacts and evaluations.
 
2)Dead period - not permissible to make in-person recruiting contacts or evaluations on- or off-campus or permit official or unofficial visits.
 
3)Evaluation period - permissible for authorized athletics department staff to be involved in off-campus activities to assess academic qualifications and playing abililties. No in-person, off-campus recruiting contacts with a prospective student-athlete are permitted.
 
4)Quiet period - permissible to make in-person recruiting contacts only on the member institution's campus.
 
For more information, please visit www.ncaa.org or www.ncaaclearinghouse.net
 

BigSun Scholarship

The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. We are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in.

Deadline

- June 27, 2009 Amount of Award - $500.00

The successful applicant will be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute and currently involved in some sport at that institution.

Please visit our website at

http://www.bigsunathletics.com to learn how to apply.

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