The recruiting process must balance the interests of prospective student-athletes and the Association’s member institutions. The NCAA recruiting bylaw is designed to promote equity among member schools in the recruitment of prospective student-athletes and to shield the recruited individuals from undue pressures that may interfere with their scholastic or athletics interests.
The dates in this calendar reflect the application of Bylaw 13.17 at the time of publication of this manual but are subject to change per Constitution 22.214.171.124 or if certain dates change (e.g., National Letter of Intent signing dates) are altered.
Women’s Basketball staff members shall not exceed 100 recruiting-person days. A recruiting person day is defined as one coach engaged in an off-campus recruiting activity of a women’s basketball prospect on one day; two coaches engaged in recruiting activities on the same day shall use two recruiting days.
(a) August 1 through September 15, 2011: Quiet Period
(b) September 16 through October 6, 2011: Contact period
October 7-9, 2011: Evaluations permitted at nonscholastic women’s basketball events.
Note: Due to the SAT being administered on a date that conflicts with fall nonscholastic evaluation weekend (September 30 through October 2), evaluations at nonscholastic events shall be permissible during the first full weekend of the fall/winter evaluation period (October 7-9).
(c) October 7, 2011 through February 29, 2012, [except for (1) and (2) below]: Evaluation Period
(1) November 7-10, 2011: Dead Period
(2) December 24-26, 2011: Dead Period
(d) March 1 through March 29, 2012: Contact Period
(e) March 30 through April 12, 2012 , [except for (1) and (2) below]:
(1) One women’s basketball event certified by the NCAA (Bylaw 30.17) held in conjunction with, and conducted in the host city of the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship: Evaluation Period
(2) April 6-8, 2012: Quiet Period
(f) April 13 -19, 2012: Quiet Period
Note: Due to the ACT being administered on a date that conflicts with spring nonscholastic evaluation weekend (April 13-15), the five- day evaluation period shall shift to the second Friday following the initial date of the spring National Letter of Intent signing period through the following Tuesday (April 20-24).
(g) April 20 through April 24, 2012, [except for (1) below]: Evaluation Period
(1) Evaluations permitted at nonscholastic women’s basketball events (April 20-22).
(h) April 25 through July 5, 2012: Quiet Period
(i) July 6-15, 2012: Evaluation Period
(j) July 16-21, 2012, [except for (1) below]: Dead Period
(1) It is permissible for an institution to have contact with a prospect who is enrolled in the institution’s summer term (i.e., summer session or summer bridge program) and has signed a National Letter of Intent or other written commitment to attend the institution.
(k) July 22-31, 2012: Evaluation Period
1. Evaluations are permitted during the National Junior College Athletic Association championship competition.
2. Evaluations are permissible in the following states only during the time periods listed, provided evaluations outside of the July period are counted toward the 100 recruiting- person days:
Hawaii: March 1 through May 31 and July 8-31
All states (except Hawaii) that play the high school basketball season in the spring: April 8-28 and July 8-31
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