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2024 AIHEC National Basketball Tournament

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Concordia College
235 Hamline Ave N, St. Paul MN 55104
March 5-7, 2024

2024 AIHEC National Basketball Tournament

Tournament Location: Concordia University, 235 Hamline Ave N, St. Paul MN 55104


Lodging: Hilton-Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport Hotel, 3800 American
Boulevard East, Minneapolis, MN 55425

 

Team Check-In: March 4, 2024, 4-6pm, Hilton-Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport Hotel,
3800 American Boulevard East, Minneapolis, MN 55425

 

Coaches Meeting: March 4, 2024, 4-6 pm, Hilton-Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport
Hotel, 3800 American Boulevard East, Minneapolis, MN 55425

 

Opening Ceremonies: March 5, 2024, 8:00 am, Concordia University
 

Pool Play: March 5, 2024, 9:00 am, Concordia University
 

Bracket Play: March 6-7, 2024, 8:00 am, Concordia University
 

Entry Fee: $750/team

Deadlines

Date one month out:

-Notice of Intent
-$750 Entry Fee

Date two weeks out:

-Team Registration Form
-Eligibility Verification Form
-Signed Liability Waiver Form
-Signed Codes of Conduct
-Scholar Athlete Award Nominations

Tournament Director

Floyd Jourdain
Director of Equity, Cultural Education, and Archives
Email: floyd.jourdain@rlnc.edu
Cell: 218.866.2407

Secondary Contact

Shieleen Omen
Director of Student Success
Email: shieleen.omen@rlnc.edu
Cell: 218.766.9914

Team Eligibility

Each Tribal College or University (TCU) participating in the Tournament:

1. Must be a regular or associate member of AIHEC and all AIHEC membership dues must be current and paid in full.

2. May only register one men’s team and one women’s team.

3. Must adhere to the standardize constitution and bylaws.

4. May be denied eligibility for any reason by a majority vote of the AIHEC Athletic Commission.

Coach Eligibility

All coaches participating in the tournament:

1. Must sign the AIHEC Coach’s Code of Conduct (Form Included).

2. Must be designated by the TCU president, cannot be a student of the TCU, and must be present during the games in which their teams are competing.

Player Eligibility

All student-athletes participating in the tournament:

1. Must sign the AIHEC Student-athlete’s Code of Conduct (Form Included).

2. Must be enrolled in a minimum of 9 semester/quarter credits with I) a cumulative G.P.A. of a 2.0 II) a G.P.A. of at least a 2.0 in the last term prior to the semester/quarter of the tournament, and III) the student must be considered in good academic standing at their institution. The cumulative G.P.A. shall not be calculated further than 10 academic terms in the past. The student athlete must also be making satisfactory progress toward a degree program

3. Length of eligibility at AIHEC Tournament will be 4 years at a 2 year institution or 5 cumulative years at a 4 year institution regardless of institution, tribal or mainstream. Verification will occur in the registration forms of the individual AIHEC-sanctioned sports.

4. First-term student-athletes must submit a grade check form (use AIHEC First-term Student-Athlete Grade Check Form). Note: Faculty Signatures and Dates must be within 14 days of the start of the AIHEC Tournament.

5. There is no age limit for student athletes to compete. Students under the age of 18 years old must have written parental consent to compete

6. A student athlete may represent the institution while enrolled as a graduate or professional student or while enrolled and seeking a second baccalaureate degree at the same institution

7. A student athlete cannot be a full-time TCU employee.

8. Students must maintain amateur status in the specific sport in which he/she is competing. If an agent or 3rd party participation results in a contract for a student athlete at any time during their collegiate career, the student athlete will forfeit their amateur status and will be not be permitted to participate in any AIHEC sanctioned sporting event.

9. Transfer student athletes must have been deemed academically eligible at their previous institution(s) prior to attending and participating in athletics at the transfer institution. The transfer student athlete must reestablish academic eligibility to participate in the transfer institution’s AIHEC-sanctioned athletic program (use the AIHEC Transfer Eligibility Form).

10. Student athletic eligibility is based on college enrollment and standing and does not require the student to be American Indian.

11. Student athlete eligibility must be verified by the Registrar and a Representative of the institution designated by the president

Any suspected violations of student eligibility should be reported to the AIHEC Athletic Commission prior to the start of AIHEC-sanctioned sporting events. The AIHEC Athletic Commissioners will determine if any TCU or student athlete is in violation and whether or not a penalty needs to be assessed. If the commission determines that a student athlete is in violation of the AIHEC student athlete eligibility, the student athlete will be removed from participation in all AIHEC-sanctioned events until they are eligible. Any Tribal College or University that continues to permit the participation of a student athlete in violation of the AIHEC student athlete rules of eligibility will be disqualified from any ongoing AIHEC-sanctioned events.

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