• Intercollegiate Athletics 

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    We’re proud to announce that the LaGuardia Red Hawks Basketball teams for men and women are entering their first year of competition as members of the CUNY Athletic Conference and NJCAA Division III. If you are interested in becoming part of the team, Open Gym Showcases will take place during Fall Session 1 in September, and again in March, after the season has ended. Team members will be announced in October. 

     

    LaGuardia’s Basketball Skills Academy. Learn more.
     

    Top 7 Eligibility List for Potential Student Athletes

     

    This is not an all-inclusive list, but it does list the basics of NJCAA student-athlete eligibility.
     

    If these criteria are met, then you will be initially qualified to participate in the intercollegiate Basketball Team activities.

     

    • You must be enrolled full-time at LaGuardia during the Fall 2013 session 1 with 12 credit hours (Basic Skills courses count!).  This is how the NJCAA defines a full-time student status, which is different than LaGuardia Community College.
    • You must be available to practice and perform in all home and away games.
    • Must attend all study hall sessions.
    • You must meet once-per-week with the team athletic advisor (10-min session).
    • You must maintain a 2.00 GPA or greater.
    • You must provide evidence of your physical readiness to participate in intercollegiate sports with a medical doctor’s clearance.
    • The “student” comes first in “student-athlete”.

     

  •  Read more eligibility requirements

    Each student’s academic and athletic situation is unique, and the NJCAA eligibility rules are complex. We recommended that you discuss your eligibility with our team coaches. They can contact the NJCAA National Office for assistance.

     

    Eligibility is determined prior to the last day to register for classes. All dates are published in the College Catalog.  

    • Maintain full-time status (minimum of 12 credits) during the season of the sport(s) in which you have chosen to participate. 
    • Pass 12 credits with a 2.00 GPA or higher by the fifteenth day of your second full-time semester.
    • Meet one of the following requirements by the fifteenth day of your third full-time semester and all following semesters:
      • Pass a minimum of 12 credits with a 2.00 GPA or higher during the previous semester.
      • For more than 12 credits, you must pass, with a 2.00 GPA or higher, an accumulation of credits equal to 12 multiplied by the number of semesters in which you were enrolled full-time.
      • First-season participants must have passed a minimum of 24 credits with a 2.00 GPA or higher for initial team participation, regardless of previous term or other accumulation requirements (this only establishes eligibility for the initial term, not subsequent terms).
      • For first or second-season participants, students must have passed a minimum of 36 credits for a fall sport, 48 credits for a spring sport, with a 2.00 GPA or higher, regardless of previous term or other accumulation requirement.

     

    Make satisfactory progress towards graduation. Before participation in a second season in any sport, you must have: 

    • Obtained at least 24 credits or 36 quarter hours with a 2.00 GPA or higher and one of the following:
    • Pass a minimum of 12 credits with a 2.00 GPA or higher during the previous semester of full-time enrollment.
    • For more than 12 credits, you must pass an accumulation of credits equal to 12 multiplied by the number of semesters in which the student was previously enrolled full-time with a 2.00 GPA or higher. This is ridiculously confusing. What does this mean? 
    • For first or second-season participants, students must have passed a minimum of 36 credits for a fall sport, 48 credit hours for a spring sport, with a 2.00 GPA or higher, regardless of previous term or other accumulation requirement.
    • Be a high school graduate or have received a high school equivalency diploma or have passed a national test such as the General Education Development Test (GED).
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  • FAQs

  •  Q: Whose rules do I abide by?

    A: We abide by the Rules Of Eligibility of the NJCAA, the rules and regulations of the CUNY Athletic Conference, and the rules of the College
     

     Q: How many seasons may I participate in a sport?

    A: You are allowed two seasons of competition in any sport, if you have not participated at any intercollegiate level during the two previous seasons. Playing in one or more regularly scheduled contests prior to post-season competition equals one season of participation in that sport.

    Falsifying academic records and/or information about previous athletic participation will disqualify you from competition in any NJCAA member college at any time.

     

     Q: Do I qualify as an amateur?
    A: Amateur players are those to whom athletics is a vocation and not a source of personal monetary gains. Review the NJCAA amateur rules (Article V, Section 11, NJCAA Handbook) or check with a NJCAA athletic director to confirm your status.