CSTV.com, New York, New York, 5 April 2007, NCAA rules delay important decisions
Another men’s tennis player, freshman Jack Seider, from Austin, has had to sit out this year as well in his first season at TCU because of a nuance about home schooling.
NCAA states a student must finish his or her high school education in eight semesters, with the exception of extenuating circumstances such as home schooling or finishing high school in good standing.
In Seider’s case, he transferred from a public school to home school for academic reasons and finished in good standing, Borelli said.
Borelli said Seider’s situation is an exception to the rule but appealing hasn’t been easy.
“One person made the decision he was ineligible, then we went to a NCAA committee and waited three weeks for them to reinforce that person’s decision – that was a waste of time,” Borelli said.
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