The NCAA has long been known for its extremely strict (and, often times, extremely absurd) student athlete policies, and here’s just another example of how ridiculous violations can get sometimes.
This week, news surfaced that an unknown WCC school punished a member of their women’s golf team for using “university water” and a “university hose” to wash her car on campus. How dare she!
Yahoo! Sports reached out to the school for a comment on the sanction:
A WCC school self-reported an extra benefits violation when university officials caught one of their women’s golfers washing her car on campus, according to the source. A secondary violation was ruled to have occurred because the water and hose were not available to regular students and requested the golfer pay back $20, which was deemed to be the value of the water and use of the hose.
NCAA spokeswoman Dana Thomas emailed Thursday that her organization did not participate in the decision and does not consider the car wash to have been an extra benefits violation. Asked why the golfer was penalized, Thomas said “it seems there was a miscommunication at some level” and the WCC is working with the school to clarify.
Makes you really wonder how the NCAA can be vigilant enough to punish a student for using “university water” during a car wash but managed to let a child predator coach at Penn State for several decades. #Priorities