NCAA Grants Extra Year of Eligibility for Div. 1 Spring-Sport Athletes

The NCAA Division I Council voted Monday night to extend a waiver to spring-sport student-athletes, giving them an extra year of eligibility after their seasons got canceled due to concerns of COVID-19. However, the winter-sport student-athletes will not receive an extra year, as “all or much of their regular seasons were completed.”

They also adjusted the rules for financial aid, which will give teams the flexibility to have more members on scholarship. That helps programs adjust to the incoming recruits on top of the student-athletes that decide to utilize their final year of eligibility next year.

The NCAA made the announcement on their website on Monday.