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Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015


Intercollegiate Athletics

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301-314-7075
301-314-7149
Director of Athletics: Kevin Anderson
dorourke@umd.edu
www.umterps.com

The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is responsible for directing intercollegiate athletic programs for both women and men, and for managing the campus' athletic complex.

Women's intercollegiate athletic teams include cross country, field hockey, soccer and volleyball in the fall; basketball, indoor track/field and gymnastics during the winter; and lacrosse, softball and outdoor track/field in the spring.  Tennis and golf competition is scheduled in both the fall and spring seasons.

There are men's teams in football, soccer and cross country in the fall; basketball, wrestling, and indoor track/field during the winter; and baseball, lacrosse and outdoor track/field in the spring.  Golf competition is scheduled in both the fall and spring seasons.

Men's and women's intercollegiate athletic teams compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) at the Division I level and in the Big Ten Conference.
 
Eligibility Requirements

Student-athletes must meet all NCAA, Big Ten and University of Maryland requirements for eligibility.  The chart below serves only as a guideline to eligibility rules and does not provide complete detail.  All NCAA requirements are available via www.NCAA.org .

NCAA Continuing Eligibility and Progress Towards Degree Guidelines

Year of Initial Collegiate Enrollment Semester of Full-Time Enrollment NCAA Requirements
Fall 2003 - present 






 
Entering 1st semester (1st year) Must be certified by the NCAA Eligibility Center
Entering 2nd semester * 6 degree applicable credits earned previous semester 
* 1.29 UM GPA
Entering 3rd semester (2nd year) * 18 hours earned during previous regular academic year and 24 for the year 
*6 degree applicable credits earned in previous semester 
*1.8 NCAA GPA
Entering 4th semester * 6 degree applicable credits previous semester 
* 1.80 NCAA GPA
Entering 5th semester (3rd year) * 40% (*48 degree applicable credits) of degree requirement completed 
* 18 hours during previous regular academic year 
* 6 degree applicable credits earned previous semester
* 1.90 NCAA GPA 
* declaration of degree program
Entering 6th semester * 6 degree applicable credits earned previous semester 
* 1.90 NCAA GPA
Entering 7th semester (4th year) * 60% (*72 degree applicable credits) of degree requirement completed 
* 18 hours earned during previous regular academic year 
* 6 degree applicable credits earned previous semester 
* 2.00 NCAA GPA
Entering 8th semester * 6 degree applicable credits earned in previous semester 
* 2.00 NCAA GPA
Entering 9th semester (5th year) * 80% (*96 degree applicable credits) of degree requirement completed 
* 18 hours earned in previous regular academic year
* 6 degree applicable credits earned previous semester 
* 2.00 NCAA GPA

*Based on 120 credit degree program

1. Student-athletes are allowed 4 seasons of eligibility within 5 calendar years from the time they first enroll full-time in a collegiate institution. When they participate in any competition in their sport (including a scrimmage with outside competition), whether it is for one minute or an entire contest, they have used a season of competition and one of their four years of eligibility.

2. Student-athletes must be enrolled full-time, that is, carry a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester to be eligible to practice or compete with their team. If a student-athlete drops below 12 hours he/she will immediately be ineligible to practice or compete, and his/her athletics grant-in-aid will be revoked unless otherwise approved by the Department of Athletics. Graduating seniors who need less than 12 credit hours to complete degree requirements may receive an exception to enroll in less than 12 credit hours by completing a Less Than 12 form available in the ASCDU.

3. Student-athletes are required to meet multiple sets of academic standards in order to maintain eligibility for athletic competition. These standards are dictated by the NCAA and the Athletic Council.  In addition, student-athletes may be required to maintain standards dictated by the college of their major for either admission into a degree program, or maintaining enrollment.

4. Transfer student-athletes must meet all NCAA, Big Ten and UMD requirements in order to be immediately eligible.  Please note that in certain cases NCAA and BIg Ten eligibility requirements are more stringent than UMD admissions requirements.

5. Ineligible student-athletes are not permitted to compete or travel.

6. First semester freshman who do not meet the cumulative GPA requirements, may seek an appeal under certain circumstances.  Transfer student-athletes are required to attain the appropriate cumulative GPA based upon the number of full-time semesters they have been enrolled in any institution.

7. Dismissed and later reinstated student-athletes are ineligible for competition until they meet designated grade point averages.

The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics (ICA) also sponsors a number of awards for achievement in athletics and/or scholarship.  For further information, contact the Academic Support and Career Development Unit (ASCDU), 301-314-7043.            

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