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NCSS Eligibility and Future College Athletes

Become a Collegiate Athlete

If you are aiming to play sports at Division I or II school, start by visiting the NCAA eligibility center to registered and view the yearly checklist below.

  • Ask your counselor for a list of your high school's NCAA core courses and make sure you take them
  • Study hard and earn good grades
  • Register at the beginning of the year at the NCAA Eligibility Center
  • Make sure you take core courses on your high school’s List of NCAA Courses
  • Check with your counselor to make sure you are on track to graduate on time
  • Take the ACT or SAT and submit your scores to the NCAA using code 9999
  • At the end of the year, ask your counselor to send your official transcript to the Eligibility Center
  • Take the ACT or SAT again, if necessary
  • Request amateurism certification after April 1
  • After you graduate, ask your counselor to submit your final official transcript with proof of graduation to the Eligibility Center
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Future Cedar Springs Collegiate Athletes

Alexander Nylaan, Track & Field, Siena Heights University, Class of 2021

Alexander NylaanAlexander Nylaan officially signed with Siena Heights University on Wednesday, March 10. He was a member of the CSHS Cross Country team for 2 years and Track and Field for 4, where he competes in hurdles.  The University saw great potential in more than just his athletics, though. His academic achievements and participation in the University’s Scholarship Competition earned him a Dean’s Scholar designation, for which he will receive a 4-year academic scholarship. 
Alexander is excited to bring his talents to Siena Heights University and is looking forward to furthering his education. He has plans to major in Business Management. 
Alexander is the son of Larry and Kris Nylaan


Bryce Marvel, Baseball, Olney Central College, Class of 2021

Bryce baseball playerThe Cedar Springs Redhawk Baseball team is pleased to announce the collegiate signing of senior Bryce Marvel.  In the fall of 2021, he will attend Olney Central College in Olney, Illinois where he plans to earn a certificate in welding.  Once receiving his certificate, Bryce plans to transfer to a 4-year school to continue his education in business and, continue to play baseball.
Bryce is the son of Lynn and Bruce Marvel.