Flyers volleyball penalized by NCAA for recruiting violations

The Flyers volleyball team had a successful 2021 season, winning the A-10 and making the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament, but face a set-back after violating NCAA rules. 

Peter Burtnett
Sports Editor

The University of Dayton volleyball team has been penalized by the NCAA for recruiting violations committed during the 2018-19 academic year.

Violations include contacting prospects too early and holding impermissible try-outs.

The Division I Committee on Infractions, Dayton and NCAA enforcement staff reached an agreement that 1,118 personalized emails to club coaches of at least 279 prospects before Sept. 1 of the prospects’ junior year.

Five one-day camps held in February and March 2019 were not properly advertised, and the prospects who participated were not eligible for unofficial visits.

Through a newly negotiated resolution process, the case was processed without a formal hearing or summary disposition, because Dayton and the NCAA enforcement staff agreed on the violations and penalties.

Some of the penalties are as follows (the rest are available here):

  • One year of probation.
  • A $5,000 fine.
  • A reduction of women’s volleyball official visits to no more than five during the 2021-22 academic year.

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