NCAA: Oswego handbook a winner

Oswego’s student-athlete handbook was among the material selected by the National Collegiate Athletic Association to highlight best practices among Division III member institutions.

“I’m happy that the NCAA looked at something we’re doing here as a project worth following on other campuses,” said Tim Hale, the college’s athletic director.

The Oswego submission was one of 98 examples of best practices culled for the NCAA’s Future of Division III-Phase II initiatives. These outstanding examples were collected on a CD given to attendees of the recent 2006 NCAA Convention in Indianapolis.

SUNY Oswego was one of four institutions recognized among the top student-athlete handbooks/policy manual/orientation guide category, along with Augsburg College, Drew University and Marywood College.

In all, about a third of submitted materials were selected for inclusion in categories ranging from mission statements to sportsmanship initiatives to program descriptions.

More information can be found online at the NCAA’s Web site,, under Division III’s Best Practices Published section.

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(Posted: Feb 08, 2006)