By Cindy Luis
S-A is not the Star-Advertiser but Student-Athlete
In regards to Student-Athletes and contacting them before they have signed an NLI or transfer agreement. I don’t see that following them on Twitter is a violation but emailing them may be. Just be careful if you are doing so, such as some who have said they have in the case of some of the transfers.
If you are at all connected to the UH athletic program you are considered as the NCAA says ‘representatives of athletic interests.’ Examples
- Participate in or have been members of Koa Anuenue or any other booster group that supports athletics;
- Have made financial contributions to the University of Hawaii Athletics Department;
- Have assisted in the recruitment of student-athletes;
- Provide or have helped arrange benefits for enrolled student-athletes or their families;
- Participated as a student-athlete of the University of Hawaii; or
- Have been involved in promoting University of Hawaii Athletics in any other way.)
If you are one of the above and are found to have had improper contact, you could be forced to disassociate with the institution, in this case UH.
Thanks to Stanley Ching, booster club prez, for the reminder.