IHSAA Executive Committee
Minutes from the May 3, 2004 meeting in Indianapolis
Chairperson Cassel White,
William Amerson, Linda Barnett, Randy Barrett, Dennis
Bunda, Jim Feist, Phillip
The minutes of the
REVIEW STATUS OF GYMNASTICS AS AN IHSAA SPONSORED SPORT
Assistant Commissioner Searcy reported on the status of gymnastics as an IHSAA sport. Per IHSAA By-Law C1-4, sports that do not maintain at least 25% participation of the member schools will be reviewed annually for purposes of determining future tournament and recognition status. The number of member schools that participate in gymnastics has remained consistent for the past four years at approximately 86. A motion to continue IHSAA sponsorship of girls gymnastics was made by Jim Feist; seconded by Bill Amerson; motion approved 17-0.
APPROVE THE DATE CHANGE OF THE JUNE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING
Commissioner Ress requested
permission to change of date of the June Executive Committee Meeting to
REPORT FROM THE STUDENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Members of the IHSAA Student
Advisory Committee, Lindsay Jackson,
2003-04 BOYS & GIRLS TRACK & FIELD TOURNAMENT STARTERS
Assistant Commissioner Cox presented a list of track and field starters who have applied to work the 2004 tournament series.
2003-04 GIRLS TENNIS TOURNAMENT OFFICIALS
Assistant Commissioner Wynns presented a list of USTA officials who may assist with the 2004 girls tennis tournament series.
2003-04 BASEBALL TOURNAMENT UMPIRES
Associate Commissioner Craft presented a list of baseball umpires who have applied to work the 2004 baseball tournament series.
2003-04 SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT UMPIRES
Searcy presented a list of sof
Assistant Commissioner Craft reported on transfers that have been ruled upon during the 2003-04 school year. This report included the following actions as of May, 2004:
Full Eligibility 2,621
Limited Eligibility 180
Assistant Commissioner Wynns relayed information pertaining to unsportsmanlike conduct reports that have been received this year. Up until this point, unsportsmanlike conduct reports for sports have decreased from last year at this time. Mrs. Wynns commended the ongoing education that member schools are providing to insure that sporting behavior is an expectation.
Searcy provided the Exe
Searcy presented the Exe
Assistant Commissioner Cox reported on the attendance and finances for the 2003-04 Wrestling Tournament Series. Total attendance figures increased from last year, which positively affected the overall revenue.
Commissioner Ress presented the monthly financial report of the Association.
Attorney Robert Baker
updated the Exe
The following penalties were assessed for various violations of the IHSAA By-Laws:
Commissioner Ress reported the following action as a result of a violation of Rule 15-1.2 (Softball player practices with summer travel team).
2. The IHSAA concurs with your decision that the student athlete involved in this rule violation shall be suspended for four games.
3. The administration of
Commissioner Ress reported the following action as a result of a violation of Rule 9-13 (Sunday workout with selected boys track team members).
1. The Indianapolis Cathedral High School boys’ track program is issued a warning.
2. Coach Jim Nohl is reprimanded for conducting a Sunday workout session for selected runners in violation of Rule 9-13.
3. The action
South Bend St. Joseph’s High School
Commissioner Ress reported the following action as a result of a violation of Rule 18-1.6 (Boys track coach knowingly entered academically ineligible athlete in meet – PROBATION)
1. The South Bend St. Joseph’s High School boys’ track and field program is placed on probation. Probation is a more severe type of warning.
2. Coach Jim Murray is severely reprimanded for knowingly entering an academically ineligible athlete in a competition. This is an intentional disregard of the IHSAA By-Laws and cannot be tolerated.
3. South Bend St. Joseph’s High School is directed to follow the steps outline in Rule 3-9 of the IHSAA By-Laws for resolving this matter including the notification of the other school’s involved in this meet and the forfeiture of any points earned by the ineligible student athlete.
4. The administration of South Bend St. Joseph’s High School is commended for its reporting and handling of this matter once the error was discovered.
Commissioner Ress reported the following action as a result of a violation of Rule 9-13 (Sunday batting practice with selected softball team members)
1. The South Spencer High School softball program is issued a warning.
2. Coach Tara Compton is reprimanded for condoning a Sunday workout session for batting practice in violation of Rule 9-13.
3. The administration of
Fall Area Principal Meetings
a. Letter from Eric Anderson, Athletic Director,
b. Email from Nick Karazsia,
c. Letter from
d. Letter from
e. Letter from
f. Letter from Bob Swank, Cross Country Coach,
FOR THE GOOD OF THE ORDER
A motion to adjourn the May
3 meeting of the IHSAA Exe
NOTE TO ATHLETIC DIRECTORS
For the first time, IHSAA tennis rules interpretation meetings will be held during the Fall of 2004. Boys and girls head tennis coaches will be expected to attend these meetings.