An enrolled student-athlete is a student who presently is participating in athletics or has completed his/her eligibility but is still enrolled at the institution.
An extra benefit is any special gift or arrangement provided to an enrolled student-athlete or a student-athlete's relative or friend which is not available to the general student body of that institution. Extra benefit legislation also may apply to gifts or arrangements (other than legitimate jobs) subsequent to the student-athlete's graduation.
Rules to Remember:
1. Representatives of Athletics interests cannot provide an "extra benefit" or special arrangements to an enrolled student-athlete that is not available to all other students at the University.
2. If a student-athlete accepts any benefit based on his or her athletic ability, that athlete will lose all eligibility for intercollegiate athletic participation. If the student-athlete has completed eligibility, the institution is still responsible and may receive penalties applied to the sport program. Additionally, the booster or representative involved may be told to disassociate from the University's athletic program.
The following are examples of extra benefits or services that are prohibited, but not limited to, under NCAA legislation:
The following are examples of extra benefits or services that are allowed:
***For more information on this topic, please visit the Office of Athletics Compliance website at www.missouristate.edu/AthCompliance/ or contact Shamika Kentish, Assistant AD for Compliance, at (417) 836-4377.