A student-athlete may be granted an additional year of competition for reasons of "hardship." Hardship is defined as an incapacity resulting from an injury or illness that has occurred under the following conditions:
- The incapacitating injury or illness occurs in one of the four seasons of competition;
- The injury of illness occurs prior to the first competition of the second half of the playing season that concludes with an NCAA championship;
- In team sports, the injury or illness occurs when the athlete has not participated in more than three contests or dates of competition or 30 percent of the scheduled or completed contests or dates of competition.
- In individual sports, the injury or illness occurs when the athlete has not participated in more than three dates of competition or 30 percent of the maximum number of dates of competition.
To find out more about a Medical Hardship Waiver, please talk to a member of the Compliance team.