Coordinator of Academic Success
The department has created a new position to academically support our student-athletes, the Coordinator of Academic Success (CAS). The Trailblazer Success Program was created to support the 3-2-1 vision of the Athletic Department in assisting all student-athletes to reach and maintain a 3.0 or higher GPA.
If a student is SUSPENDED BY THE COLLEGE, regardless of credit status, the suspension committee reserves the right to also SUSPEND the SA regardless of whether or not a “freebie” has been used, assuming the student has appealed the MCLA suspension and it’s overturned.
The appeal is for student-athletes who believe they have extenuating circumstances (the loss of an immediate family member; prolonged illness; recently diagnosed learning disability, etc.), which impacted their academic success. The appeal will be reviewed and the student-athlete will receive a response in a timely fashion.
Student-athletes may appeal their Athletics Suspension ONE time throughout their academic career. The appeal should be sent to the Coordinator of Academic Success (CAS) and should outline the student-athletes struggles and a plan for specific academic success in the future. The student-athlete should attach any additional documentation needed for the committee to review.
- If a student-athlete wins an appeal, the committee may impose certain guidelines in order to REMAIN eligible (IE: Mandatory study hall attendance, Satisfactory academic progress, Mid Term grades, etc)
The Athletic Department will issue an eligibility notice to the student-athlete at the following three stages:
1) When a student-athlete is placed on their first academic probation and invokes their one “free” semester.
2. When a student-athlete is placed on academic probation a second time, the student will be ineligible to practice or compete with the team until they become academically eligible again, which will be decided at the conclusion of the semester.
Earned Credits Good Standing Probation Suspension
0-30 2.000 or above 1.500-1.999 under 1.500
31-75 2.000 or above 1.750-1.999 under 1.750
76 and above 2.000 or above no probation under 2.000
TRAILBLAZER SUCCESS PROGRAM (TSP)
The department has a position to academically support our student-athletes, the Coordinator of Academic Success (CAS). The Trailblazer Success Program was created to support the 3-2-1 vision of the Athletic Department in assisting all student-athletes to reach and maintain a 3.0 or higher GPA.
MISSED CLASS LETTER & CLASS ATTENDANCE
It is an expectation that student-athletes attend classes regularly. The Coordinator of Academic Success will provide each team with a missed class letter at the beginning of each season. Student-athletes should hand deliver these letters to professors at the beginning of the season. If the student-athlete fails to deliver this letter they will not be permitted to leave class.
Departure times for away games as well as reporting times for home games are included in the letter. Student-athletes must stay in class until those reported times, which intend to keep the student-athletes in their classes for as long as possible. Student-athletes are not permitted to miss class for practices.
This policy is intended to ensure student-athletes are not penalized for being absent from class while representing the College. It is not intended to excuse students from the responsibility to meet course requirements. They will need to notify faculty of their imminent absence and to make arrangements to make up any missed work.