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UNCG-NCAA final decision

Photo of Spartan statueUNCG received notice on June 25 from the NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions of its final decision that the athletic department was found to have failed to adequately monitor the NCAA initial-eligibility certification and squad-list certification form process.

UNCG discovered the violations, self-reported the violations to the NCAA, took corrective action and self-imposed penalties. None of the eligibility violations were related to admission to the university. No student athletes were improperly admitted to the university.

(The Summary Report document is available at this link.)

“I want to commend our athletics compliance staff for taking prompt, decisive action upon discovery of these inadvertent initial-eligibility certification violations,” said Dr. Dana Dunn, acting chancellor. “UNCG discovered violations, self-reported the violations, took immediate corrective action, and self-imposed penalties in coordination and cooperation with the NCAA.”

The case involves multiple inadvertent violations of the NCAA’s initial-eligibility legislation that resulted in 57 student-athletes from 2007-08 through 2012-13 academic years practicing, competing, receiving athletically related aid and/or receiving actual and necessary expenses for competition while ineligible. A majority of the deficiencies that caused the NCAA initial-eligibility certification violations included student-athletes not registering with the NCAA Eligibility Center, not completing the required amateurism certification questionnaire, not requesting certification for a specific sport in which the student-athlete participated, not submitting transcripts or test scores to the NCAA Eligibility Center and/or not requesting final amateurism certification. Additionally, from 2007-08 through 2010-11, the university did not require the athletics director or head coaches to review and sign squad lists and did not keep lists on file.

“I want to stress that these violations were certification-based and at no time were any student-athletes admitted to UNCG improperly,” Dunn further stated. “The NCAA has agreed that these violations did not constitute unethical conduct. These violations also do not constitute academic fraud and there was no intent to gain a competitive advantage.”

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