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NCAA Catastrophic Sport Injury Reporting

NCAA Association-wide legislation requires member schools to report annually on all student-athlete fatalities and catastrophic injuries, regardless of whether such fatality/injury is sport-related. Although fatalities and catastrophic injuries among college athletes are rare, identifying the causes and circumstances of catastrophic events are critical to developing effective prevention and response strategies.

To assist with the collection of this data, the NCAA Sport Science Institute has partnered with the National Center for Catastrophic Sport Injury Research and the Datalys Center. Individuals who have been designated to report a catastrophic event occurring to an NCAA student-athlete must submit data to the center, detailing student-athlete fatalities, near fatalities and catastrophic injuries (e.g., injuries and illnesses related to the head, neck, spine, heart, lungs, heat, sickle cell trait and eyes). The reporting institution is responsible for obtaining all consents and releases necessary or required to submit this information.

To report a catastrophic event through the online reporting tool, visit www.sportinjuryreport.org/NCAAReport.

To report a catastrophic event by phone, call the National Center for Catastrophic Sport Injury Research at 919-843-8357.

Report a Catastrophic Injury

To report a catastrophic event through the online reporting tool, visit www.sportinjuryreport.org/NCAAReport.

To report a catastrophic event by phone, call the National Center for Catastrophic Sport Injury Research at 919-843-8357.