Amend Bylaws Article V, Section E, Item 5 as follows:

5. Any student for whom any of the following conditions apply who has completed eligibility or who has been permanently banned in a given sport at any four-year institution, either NAIA-affiliated or other, shall have no eligibility remaining in that sport within the NAIA:

a) Completed eligibility;

b) Been permanently banned in a given sport(s) at any four-year institution, either NAIA-affiliated or other; or

c) Been permanently banned in a given sport(s) by any athletic association (two-year or four-year).

Such a A student for whom any of these conditions apply cannot regain eligibility in that sport at an NAIA institution.

EXCEPTION:   For eligibility purposes the NAIA does not recognize the NCAA “five-year rule” or age limitation regulations.

Intent: To clarify and explicitly state the NAIA will honor a permanent ban applied by any two-year or four-year athletic association.

Effective date: May 1, 2017

Submitted by: National Eligibility Committee

 

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