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Athletic Terms

  • Amateur Standing - All student-athletes must be of amateur status and have never been paid for participation in the sport they are competing in at the College.
  • Units Carried / Enrollment - Continuously and actively enrolled in a minimum of 12 units during the season of the sport.
  • 1st Season of Competition - Also known as the freshman year, this is the very first season a student-athlete competes in a particular sport.
  • 2nd Season of Competition - Also known as the sophomore year, this is the second season of competition in a particular sport. All student-athletes must maintain a continuous 2.0 or higher grade point average (GPA) and have completed 24 units to be eligible for any sport during their second season.
  • 12/9 Rule - The number of required units to be taken in order to be eligible during the season of competition. Student-athletes must be continuously enrolled in 12 units overall, 9 of which must be academic (towards a degree or transferable unit) during their entire season of competition. However, 15 units per semester is recommended to be on pace for graduation.
  • 24/18 Rule - This rule applies only to second season student-athletes. 24 is the cumulative number of units which must be completed with a grade of “0” or better and 18 of those units have to be directly connected to the SEP. The 24/18 includes units taken during the first season of competition and the units taken prior to the semester of the second season of competition. These units must be completed before the start of the semester of the second season of competition.
  • Transfer Student - Any student-athlete coming to San Jacinto College from another college whether it is another community college or a 4-year institution.
  • Residency - In-District – student residency resides inside the San Jacinto College taxing district as determined by the Harris County Appraisal District.  Out-of District – student residency resides outsides the San Jacinto College taxing district as determined by the Harris County Appraisal District. 
  • Participation - Any involvement in any scheduled game, meet, or match constitutes participation for that season. This does not apply to scrimmages or non-traditional contests.
  • Seasons Allowed - Any student-athlete is allowed to play 2 seasons of each sport at the community college level.
  • “Red Shirt” - A student-athlete who practices with their team and is academically eligible but does not participate in any contest for one full season of competition.
  • “Grey Shirt” - Refers to someone who is enrolling in less than 12 units for the purpose of saving a season of play and saving time on the NCAA Division I eligibility clock.
  • Medical Hardship - Refers to a student-athlete who sustained a season ending injury. The athletic trainer and treating doctor must fill out the appropriate paperwork.