20-B-01: Softball Frequency of Play and Medical Hardship Limits

On March 2, 2020, in 2020 Bylaw Amendments, by Jen Saab

Amend Article I, Section G, Item 1 as follows: The maximum number of varsity games, contests or playing dates an institution may schedule is listed below. The number of junior varsity or freshman games, contests or playing dates scheduled during the academic year cannot exceed the number of varsity games, contests or playing dates scheduled […]

20-B-02: Women’s Volleyball Frequency of Play Limits – Scrimmages

On March 2, 2020, in 2020 Bylaw Amendments, by Jen Saab

Amend Article I, Section G, Items 1-2 as follows: 1. The maximum number of varsity games, contests or playing dates an institution may schedule is listed below. The number of junior varsity or freshman games, contests or playing dates scheduled during the academic year cannot exceed the number of varsity games, contests or playing dates […]

20-B-03: Wrestling Frequency of Play Exception

On March 2, 2020, in 2020 Bylaw Amendments, by Jen Saab

The maximum number of varsity games, contests or playing dates an institution may schedule is listed below. The number of junior varsity or freshman games, contests or playing dates scheduled during the academic year cannot exceed the number of varsity games, contests or playing dates scheduled during that academic year. Further, no student may compete […]

20-B-04: Season of Competition – Minimum Participation

On March 2, 2020, in 2020 Bylaw Amendments, by Jen Saab

Amend Bylaws Article V, Section B, Item 18 as follows: 18. Season of Competition: a. Participation in one or more than 20% of the maximum allowable number of intercollegiate contests or dates (excluding scrimmages), whether in a varsity, junior varsity or freshman program, during the 24-week season. Any participation in NAIA-approved postseason shall result in […]

20-B-05: Progress Rule – Exception for Nonintercollegiate Competition

On March 2, 2020, in 2020 Bylaw Amendments, by Jen Saab

Amend Article V, Section C, Item 9 as follows: 9. To participate a second season in a sport, all students must have accumulated at least 24 semester/36 quarter (or equivalent) institutional credit hours. Transfer students shall use institutional credit hours as certified by the previous institution(s) to meet this requirement only for their first term […]

20-B-06: Senior and Graduate Student Exceptions – Enrollment Verification

On March 2, 2020, in 2020 Bylaw Amendments, by Jen Saab

Amend Article V, Section C, Item 3 as follows: 3.  The student must be identified and enrolled in a minimum of 12 institutional credit hours at the time of participation. EXCEPTION: A student who will complete requirements for graduation for a baccalaureate degree within 10 semesters, 15 quarters, 12 trimesters or less may retain eligibility […]

20-B-07: Repeat Courses

On March 2, 2020, in 2020 Bylaw Amendments, by Jen Saab

Amend Article V, Section C, Item 12 as follows: 12. A repeat course previously passed with a grade of “D” or better in any term, summer or non-term, and subsequently retaken. For the purposes of this rule, the NAIA does not recognize a +/- attached to a letter grade. Consequently, a B+, B, and B- […]

20-B-08: Recertification

On March 2, 2020, in 2020 Bylaw Amendments, by Jen Saab

Amend Article V, Section C, Item 14 as follows: 14. A student who is eligible the last day of a term may retain eligibility until midnight of the 30th 21st calendar day following the close of a term to allow an institution time to recertify eligibility. For a student taking inter-term coursework at an institution […]

20-B-09: Amateur Code – Name, Image and Likeness Compensation

On March 2, 2020, in 2020 Bylaw Amendments, by Jen Saab

Amend Bylaws Article VII, Section B, Items 6 and 8 as follows: VII  SECTION B     ACTS PERMITTED BY NAIA AMATEUR CODE The following acts will NOT cause an athlete to lose amateur standing. . . . Participating in radio or television programs for the purpose of promoting an amateur athletic event. where no remuneration is […]