Bryn Mawr College Department of Athletics

Student Athlete Eligibility Guidelines

To be eligible to practice and compete on a Bryn Mawr College varsity sports team you need to complete the paperwork required by Bryn Mawr College and the NCAA.  All medical clearance paperwork must be completed before the first team practice session.  The Student-Athlete NCAA Eligibility Statement must be completed by student athletes, except those on the Badminton team, before your first competition. 

Medical Clearance

First Year Athletes (freshman, transfers and upper class students who are joining a team for the first time): 

  • Fill out all the information in our athletic medical tracking program called Sportsware.  You will receive an email from our Athletic Trainers with a link to instructions on how to access this software and fill it out.  In addition to filling out the Sportsware information, you will also need to complete and return the attachments included in this email. 
  • All First Year Athletes must have a Doctors Physical completed within 6 months prior to the beginning of their sport season. 
  • You will need to attend a brief Athletic Screening session conducted by our Athletic Trainers.  This is set up by with the Athletic Trainers and your coach and takes place in the Athletic Training Room in the Berm Schwartz Fitness and Athletic Center.

Returning Athletes: 

  • Fill out and UPDATE all the information in Sportsware.  In addition to filling out the Sportsware information, you will also need to complete and return the attachments included in this email. 
  • Attend a brief Athletic Screening session conducted by our Athletic Trainers.  This is set up by athletic trainers and each team and takes place in the Athletic Training Room in the Berm Schwartz Fitness and Athletic Center.

If you have questions about the medical forms please do not hesitate to contact our Athletic Trainers Terry McLaughlin (tmclaughli@brynmawr.edu) or Laura Kemper (lkemper@brynmawr.edu). 

NCAA Student-Athlete Eligibility Statement

Each year all returning and first year athletes must fill out and sign the NCAA Student-Athlete Eligibility Statement.  The Athletic Department NCAA Compliance Coordinator will hold a meeting with each team at the beginning of their season to complete the following forms.

The NCAA has a nice summary of what is required of a Division III athlete.  You can access this document by going to https://www.ncaa.org/sites/default/files/2017-18DIIICOMP_Summary_of_NCAA_Regulations_20170606.pdf.

List of NCAA Banned Substances (http://www.ncaa.org/2017-18-ncaa-banned-drugs-list)

These forms must be signed in the presence of the Compliance Coordinator.  If you cannot attend the team meeting you can make an individual appointment with Carol Bower (cbower@brynmawr.edu) to fill out your forms.

MINORS:   If a student-athlete is under the age of 18 as of the signing of this form or before your first competition, a parent or legal guardian signature is required on the following forms:

  • Buckely Amendment Consent
  • Results of Drug Test

First Year International Students: The NCAA requires that (in addition to the annual student athlete statement) you need fill out the General Amateurism and Eligibility Form for International Student Athletes before your first year of competition. This only needs to be done once.

Bryn Mawr College Academic Eligibility Requirements

  • To be eligible to represent Bryn Mawr College in intercollegiate athletics competition, you must be a full time student and demonstrate satisfactory progress toward a baccalaureate or equivalent degree per the following standards:
  • Academic standing will be certified prior to the start of each semester. At that time, a student-athlete must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0.
  • Satisfactory progress will be certified at the beginning of each semester. At that time, a student-athlete must have earned an average of at least 4 credits for each semester completed at Bryn Mawr College.  It is possible to take 3 credits and still be considered a full time student.  Just keep in mind that unless you are a senior in your final semester, you will need to catch up and get back on the 4 credit average by the next semester you are enrolled at Bryn Mawr. 
  • If during the semester of the sport season, a student athlete drops a course and falls below the minimum standard for full time status, the student athlete will immediately become ineligible to compete for her team.
  • For first-semester student-athletes:  A first-semester freshmen student-athlete is immediately eligible for intercollegiate athletics competition.  A first-semester transfer student-athlete is immediately eligible for intercollegiate athletics competition, provided she meets at least one of the following requirements: a) The student-athlete has not previously participated in intercollegiate athletics. B) The student-athlete participated in intercollegiate athletics, and would have been academically and athletically eligible had she remained at the previous institution.

NCAA Resources

DIII Compliance Forms and Information

College Athletes

High School Athletes

 

Athletics Staff Directory