Rosario to nationals

UCLA receiver Nelson Rosario qualified for the first NCAA Championships with a fifth-place finish in the long jump (24-8.25) at the NCAA West Region Championship in Eugene, Ore.
He was the only freshman to finish in the top-5 and automatically advance to the NCAA championships, which are in Fayetteville, Ark., June 10-13..

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UCLA’s statement on tennis sanctions

Here is a statement from UCLA about the Pac-10 removing the Bruins’ 2008 conference title in men’s tennis because of an ineligible player:

The men’s tennis student-athlete involved was earning money working at a job. The employer paid his student fees, thinking it was okay because the student-athlete would be earning the money to cover the fees.
When the UCLA compliance office found out that the employer had paid the student fees in advance, it reported the situation to the NCAA and the Pac-10 Conference. The NCAA reinstated the student-athlete’s eligibility, deciding the employment and the rate of pay appropriate, and required him to pay a portion of the fee value to a charity. The student-athlete was eligible to compete in the 2008-09 season and did so.
The Pac-10 Compliance and Enforcement Committee requested the student-athlete forfeit his singles and doubles matches in Pac-10 competition in 2007-08. That action was approved by the Pac-10 Council. The changes in scores ultimately changed the final results of UCLA’s matches versus USC and Arizona State from wins to losses.

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