New Student Athletes - Recruitment, Transportation, and Visits

As a new student-athlete you are not eligible if, before you enrolled at UMB, any staff member of the institution or any other representative of the school’s  athletics interests offered to you, your relatives or your friends any financial aid or other benefits that NCAA rules do not permit.


You are not eligible if any athletics staff member of UMB or any other representative of UMB athletics interests contacted you (as defined above), your relatives or  your legal guardians in person off your high school's campus before you completed your junior year in high school (except for students at military academies).  [Bylaw 13.1.1.1]


You are not eligible if, before you enrolled at UMB, the school, members of its athletics staff or a representative of its athletics interests gave you free or reduced admission privileges to attend its sports camp or clinic after you had started classes for the ninth grade.  [Bylaw 13.12.1.4]


You are not eligible under [Bylaws 13.5, 13.6] or [13.7] if, before you enrolled at UMB, any of the following happened to you:


(a) UMB paid for you to visit its campus more than once;


(b) Your one expense-paid visit to the campus lasted longer than 48 hours;


(c) UMB paid more than the actual round-trip cost by direct route between your home and the campus when you made your one expense paid visit;


(d) UMB entertained you, your parents (or guardians) or your spouse outside a 30-mile radius of the campus during your expense-paid visit; or


(e) UMB entertained you, your parents (or guardians) or your spouse excessively during your expense-paid visit, or entertained your friends or other relatives at any site.


You are not eligible if your school paid for you to visit its campus before the first day of classes of your senior year in high school.  [Bylaw 13.6.1.1.1]


You are not eligible if, when you were being recruited, staff members of UMB or any representatives of its athletics interests paid the transportation costs for your relatives or friends to visit the campus or elsewhere other than the one paid visit.  [Bylaw 13.5.2.8]


You are not eligible if any person, (other than your parents or legal guardians) at his or her own expense, paid for you to visit UMB once and did not accompany you on the visit or paid for you to visit more than once. [Bylaw13.6.1.1]


You are not eligible if, at any time that you were visiting UMB’s campus at your own expense paid for anything more than the following:  


(a) Three free passes for you and those individuals who came with you to an athletics event on campus in which UMB's team competed.  [Bylaw 13.7.2.1]


(b) Transportation, when accompanied by a staff member, to see off-campus practice and competition sites and other facilities.  [Bylaw 13.5.3]


(c) A meal at the dining hall of UMB or a meal at an off-campus site if all institutional dining halls were closed and the school normally provides similar meals to all visiting prospective students.  [Bylaw 13.7.2.1.1]


(d) Housing at UMB that is generally available to all visiting prospective students.   [Bylaw 13.7.2.1.2]


(e) You are not eligible if, when you were being recruited, a staff member of UMB's athletics department spent money, other than what was necessary, for the staff member's (or representative's) personal expenses during an off-campus visit with you.  [Bylaw 13.14.2]