Student Athletes

General Eligibility Guidelines

  • All student-athletes must be enrolled in 12 hours to be eligible to compete in a given term
  • Student-athletes classified as juniors must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA to remain eligible
  • Student-athletes must have passed a minimum of 24 hours during the preceding calendar year to be eligible
  • To become eligible for a second year of competition a student must have passed 24 hours. For a third year, 48 hours, and for a fourth year, 72 hours.
  • Repetition of courses are not included in the 24 hour rule. Example: if a student-athlete takes ENG 112 in the fall, receives a D and retakes ENG 112 in the spring, this does not count as 6 hours towards the 24 hour rule. It only replaces the original 3 hours of ENG 112.

General Athletics Preferences

  • Access to syllabus for each class on-line
  • Early morning classes, especially labs
  • Avoidance of afternoon and early evening classes

Sport Specific Preferences

Baseball (spring)

  • Erik Hagen x8207
  • Last scheduled class each day: 2:00 MWF and 2:10 T-T.
  • Avoid afternoon labs in the spring and fall, morning or evening labs preferable. If unavoidable, afternoon labs in the fall.

Men’s Basketball (fall and spring)

  • Jason Mays x7093
  • Due to practice time constrictions, no classes between 3:00 and 7:30 MWF and between 3:30 and 7:30 T-T. Exception: Labs with only one meeting per week. Often professors allow students to attend other sections of labs to avoid potential conflicts.
  • A minimum of 15 hours each semester.

Women’s Basketball (fall and spring)

  • Susan Johnson x8060
  • Last scheduled class each day: 2:00 MWF and 2:10 T-T
  • Avoid T-T labs after 3:30 PM, especially Thursday during spring semester, as these are conference game days. If possible, avoid all labs ending after 3:30 PM regardless of day.
  • Language labs: Attempt to avoid 5:00, 6:00, and 7:00 PM lab slots.

Cross Country (fall)

  • Kevin Calhoun x7060
  • Fifteen hours max load during fall semester.
  • Schedule labs for morning or after 6:00 PM.
  • Classes finished by 4:00 PM daily.

Football (fall)

  • Craig Mullins x7942
  • If possible, no classes between the hours of 3:30 and 6:00 every day both semesters.

Golf (fall and spring)

  • Flash Williams x8206
  • Classes completed by 2:00 each day.
  • Labs scheduled for MWF in mornings or after 5:00 PM.
  • Maintain class loads of 16 hours per semester maximum.

Soccer (fall)

  • Men’s: Derek WIllis x7044
  • Women’s: Leah Crews x7961
  • Earlier classes, anything in the morning during the fall semester.
  • Labs/evening classes during spring.

Softball (spring)

  • Thomas Thornton x7017
  • During the fall semester prefer that student-athletes take a more difficult class load than spring, as well as late afternoon classes.
  • During spring semester, no more than 15 hours.
  • Late classes or labs during spring semester on Mondays.
  • Spring semester, last class at 1:00 PM MWF and 12:45 TT.

Tennis (spring)

  • Kevin Calhoun x7060
  • Schedule heavier classloads during fall semester, along with any afternoon labs or seminars.
  • Early morning classes preferable.
  • Minimum of 15 hours each semester, prefer no more than 16 during spring.
  • If labs necessary Mondays preferred both semesters.
  • Heavier schedule for Tuesday-Thursday classes during spring semester.

Volleyball (fall)

  • Nick Griffin x7019
  • If at all possible, be out of class by 3:00 PM MWF and 3:25 TR during the fall semester. Save late classes for spring semester.
  • Carry a minimum of 15 hours or 16 hours if there is a 4 hour class.
  • Schedule Tuesday/Thursday classes when possible during the fall due to Friday/Saturday tournament play during fall semester.


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