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Ivy League will not grant student-athletes an extra year of eligibility

Friday, 3rd April 2020

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 4/3/20
From Press Releases

The Ivy League has decided not to allow its spring-sport athletes who had their seasons shortened by the COVID-19 pandemic to have an additional year of eligibility as graduates.

The decision announced Thursday came despite the announcement Monday that the NCAA was granting the option for student-athletes to have the fifth year.

The move was consistent with Ivy League policies. The conference hasn’t allowed athletes to participate in any sports as graduates.

“After a number of discussions surrounding the current circumstances, the Ivy League has decided the League’s existing eligibility policies will remain in place, including its longstanding practice that athletic opportunities are for undergraduates,” the league said in a statement.

This Ivy League decision immediately impacts seniors; notably Princeton attackman Michael Sowers (Upper Dublin), who was a leading candidate for the Tewaaraton Award for a Top 3 team when the season was canceled.


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