UCSB Statement on NCAA Committee on Infractions Report

UCSB Statement on NCAA Committee on Infractions Report

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UC Santa Barbara values compliance with NCAA rules. Today's report by the NCAA Committee on Infractions is the result of an investigation that was conducted cooperatively by the NCAA enforcement staff and the university. The report describes NCAA Level II violations in UCSB's men's water polo program and distance running programs. 

As the report indicates, the violations occurred even though UC Santa Barbara exercised appropriate institutional control and monitoring of its athletics programs. The report also notes that UC Santa Barbara self-detected and self-disclosed violations, accepted responsibility and self-imposed meaningful corrective measures and penalties, and provided the enforcement staff with valuable assistance which helped expedite the resolution of the case. UC Santa Barbara is disappointed that the violations happened. The University is committed to learning from the process and continuing to promote student-athlete welfare and competition with integrity as core values of the university's athletics department.