Division II

TAKING ACTION: Name, Image, Likeness

In the Association’s continuing efforts to support college athletes, the NCAA Board of Governors voted unanimously to permit students participating in athletics the opportunity to benefit from the use of their name, image and likeness in a manner consistent with the collegiate model.

Learn more about how the NCAA is taking action

Download the PDF: What student-athletes should know

Award of Excellence: East Coast Conference: New York Tech

The League of YES provides special needs individuals in the Long Island area of New York with the opportunity to play baseball. A New York Tech baseball student-athlete introduced the Tech athletics department to the League of YES, after working with the organization in high school. The school’s baseball and softball teams frequently visit with the children from League of YES.

Award of Excellence: Great Lakes Valley Conference: Southern Indiana

When Sam Archuleta, son of Southern Indiana’s head baseball coach Tracy Archuleta, was diagnosed with Friedreich’s Ataxia, the baseball team knew it had to help. FA is a degenerative neuromuscular disorder that affects 1 in 50,000 people in the United States. With their coach’s guidance, the Southern Indiana baseball players hosted their second annual #CureFA exhibition game this past season. This exhibition game, that features a Division I opponent, raises money and awareness for Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance. The alliance supports research that helps to eliminate symptoms and improve the quality and length of life for those diagnosed with FA. Nearly 3,000 people came to watch the game. Ticket sales and local sponsorships helped Southern Indiana raise over $35,000.