For Prospective Student-Athletes
As a potential prospective
student-athlete at NAU we hope you will find the following
information extremely helpful for you during the recruiting
So You Want to be a Student-Athlete
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING A NAU STUDENT-ATHLETE?
As you become a prospective student-athlete it is important that you are aware of a few important NCAA rules that will assist you in the recruiting process:
1) Who exactly is a prospective student-athlete?
According to the NCAA rules, prospective student-athletes are individuals who have started their ninth grade year of school or have been recruited by a NAU staff member or a representative of NAU's athletics interests (booster).
2) When can a NAU coach contact me or when can I contact a NAU coach?
A coach from NAU (sports other than Football) may make one telephone call to you during March of your junior year and then not again until July 1. In the sport of Basketball, however, the coaches may call you again, beginning June 21. However, if you are a recruit in the sport of Football, the coaching staff may make one telephone call to you during the month of May of your junior year and then may not call you again until September 1 of your senior year in high school.
You are free as a prospective student-athlete to call or contact a NAU coach whenever you wish prior to this dates, however, if it is before July 1 after the completion of your junior year, then the NAU coach may not return your call so please keep trying until you get a hold of the coach. Also, please keep in mind that even after July 1 the NAU coach may not call you more than once per calendar week (Sunday through Saturday).
IF YOU ARE A 4-YEAR COLLEGE TRANSFER PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING:
Under the current NCAA rules, NAU CANNOT respond via email or telephone to any 4-year college transfer student without the student-athlete first obtaining a release (or permission to contact) from your current college or university. This release may be faxed to the NAU Athletic Compliance Office at 928-523-6035.
ADMISSION PROCESS FOR NAU
For all information regarding admission to NAU please click on the following link for the NAU Admissions Office, http://home.nau.edu/admissions/undergrad.asp, for everything you need to know as a prospective student about applying to NAU.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT RECRUITING
Along with the information that you have seen here the NCAA provides many publications that can assist a prospective student-athlete with the recruiting process. Please feel free to contact the NCAA at (317) 917-6222 or at www.ncaa.org and inquire about the following publication:
• NCAA Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete
This publication will give you even greater detail about the recruiting process as well as the NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse.
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