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Harbor Island Pirate

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Academic Redshirt vs. Non-Qualifer

After reading the discussion below, I did a little research.

The NCAA passed the rule allowing academic redshirts in 2014. It became effective in 2016. Here are the NCAA's definitions:

Academic redshirt: For student-athletes who enroll at a Division I school after Aug. 1, 2016. You may practice with your team during your first semester of full-time college enrollment and receive an athletics scholarship during your first year of full-time college enrollment but you may not compete during your first year of full-time college enrollment.

Nonqualifier: You may not practice or compete with your team or receive an athletics scholarship during your first year of full-time college enrollment.

Here is a more detailed explanation:

When an athlete does not meet all of the criteria to be considered a full qualifier, they may be considered an academic redshirt. An academic redshirt means that the athlete can receive athletic scholarship and attend practice during their first year of enrollment, but they may NOT compete during their first year. To be considered an academic redshirt, the student-athlete must meet the meet at minimum the following requirements:

Complete 16 core courses.
Earn a core course GPA of at least 2.000.
Earn the ACT/SAT score matching your core-course GPA on the Division 1 sliding scale.
Graduate high school.

If the student-athlete does NOT meet the requirements to be an academic redshirt, then they are considered a nonqualifier. They will be unable to receive athletic scholarship, practice, or compete during their first year. The nonqualifying athlete will still have to make sure that they graduate high school with the mandatory core course requirements. The 16 core course requirements are:

English: 4 years
Math (Algebra 1 or higher): 3 years
Natural/Physical Science: 2 years
Additional English, Math, or Natural/Physical Science: 1 year
Social Science: 2 years
Additional Courses (any of the above areas, foreign language, or comparative religion/philosophy): 4 years

With respect to the number of years of eligibility for academic redshirts:

Those students, who would have met the old standards for competition but fall short of the new ones, are considered academic redshirts. Provided they make appropriate academic progress, they are still permitted to practice with their teams and receive athletics financial aid during their freshman year of college and may go on to compete and receive aid for four full years after their academic redshirt year.

There are two things that confirm Mr. Freshwater is an academic redshirt: 1) the AAC does not allow non-qualifers; 2) he is practicing with the team.

So Red Shadow's post below is totally inaccurate with one exception----google is indeed your friend.

Posted: 08/14/2019 at 08:38AM


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Academic Redshirt vs. Non-Qualifer -- Harbor Island Pirate 08/14/2019 08:38AM
  Wrong. There is a huge difference. -- Harbor Island Pirate 08/14/2019 10:09AM
  My bad. Hit post accidentally -- Harbor Island Pirate 08/14/2019 10:33AM
  You are misreading it, RS. -- Harbor Island Pirate 08/14/2019 09:25AM
  That is unless we dropped back to Division II..... -- Harbor Island Pirate 08/14/2019 09:39AM

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