Rachel Newman Baker
NCAA Director of Agent, Gambling and Amateurism Activities
Maintaining amateurism is crucial to preserving an academic environment where acquiring a quality education is the first priority. NCAA rules allow conversations and information gathering between agents and student-athletes, but agreements and receiving extra benefits are not permitted. The NCAA Division I Amateurism Cabinet, a group of individuals from across membership with representation by 21 conferences, is currently reviewing how the NCAA can continue to help student-athletes gather information about pursuing a career in professional athletics. As with any NCAA rule, our members can change or amend the agent rules through the normal legislative process.