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Q: How many sports does Phoenix College (PC) have?

PC has 14 sports competing in the NJCAA. They are Men's and Women's Cross Country, Men's and Women's Golf, Men's and Women's Soccer, Men's and Women's Basketball, Men's and Women's Track and Field, Volleyball, Football, Softball, and Baseball. For individual sport web pages, please click on one of the links above.

Q: How do I contact PC Athletics if I am interested in trying out for a sport?

A: For general Information, please call the Athletics Department at 602.285.7175 or to contact an individual coach, please visit our Staff Web page.

Q: Where on campus is the Athletic Department located?

A: The Athletic Department Offices are located on the west side of the "G" Building, which us just east of the Hoy Field and northwest of the North Parking lot. Please refer to the campus map for more detailed information.

Q: If I want to participate in a sport, how many credits to have to be enrolled in?

A: You must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits at Phoenix College for the entire time you participate in any sport. Being enrolled in at least 12 credits will be considered Full-Time status, which is required by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).

Q: Are Scholarships available for Students who participate in Athletics at PC?

A: There are several types of scholarships available to students. There is a general $200.00 Athletic Scholarship awarded per person, per sport, per semester, plus ALL of your books on a loan basis. Each sport is allowed a maximum number of scholarships per the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference (ACCAC) guidelines. Individual coaches determine who qualifies for a general scholarship. We are a commuter school, which means that we cannot provide housing. In addition, we cannot offer scholarships to out-of-state or out-of-county students. You must meet all of the residency requirements set a side by the Phoenix College Admissions and Records office to be considered an in-state or in-county resident. There are also scholarships available through other campus entities, such as the Financial Aid Office, Honors Program, and other clubs and organizations on campus.

Q: What kinds of documentation do I need to provide to the PC Athletics Department after I have been accepted to at team?

A: If you are entering college for the first time directly from high school, you must provide a copy of your high school diploma or you complete high school transcripts. If you are transferring from another Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) campus, you must have the transcripts from ALL of the colleges you attended sent to the Phoenix College Admissions and Records office. Other eligibility rules may also apply. We will also need a completed and signed physical form and insurance information card. You MUST use the forms we provide for you. To obtain these forms, please contact the coach for your sport or the Athletics Department office at 602-285-7175.

Q: Is there a limit on the number of years (seasons) a student athlete can compete in a specific sport, and is there an age limit?

A: Yes. You may only compete in a maximum of two years (seasons) per sport at a Junior College. For example, you can play two years of basketball and two years of soccer. You may also participate in two sports simultaneously. For example, you play volleyball in the fall and basketball in the spring. Al long as you satisfy ALL of the eligibility requirements, there is no age limit for competing in the NJCAA or ACCAC.

Q: Are there Academic Advisor available for Student Athletes?

A: Student Athletes at Phoenix College are required, but not limited, to see their designated Academic Advisor in the Athletics Department. The Athletics Department has three Academic Advisors who work with all of the student athletes to make sure that your schedule will be arranged with your practice and game schedule to help ensure academic success. Bill Laslett is the Football Academic Advisor, Morgan Lee takes care of all the rest of the male athletes, and Pat Mooney handles all of the female athletes. Students are welcome to seek advisement from a specific program advisor in the Advisement Center, in addition to their designated Athletic Academic Advisor.

Q: When are tryouts and practices scheduled?

A: Tryouts are individually scheduled based on the coach for that sport. Practice times and duration are also scheduled individually by each coach.

Q: If I have to participate in a regularly scheduled game or tournament, will I be excused from my class(es)?

A: Yes. All instructors are given an official absence verification form at least one week prior to the event; however, it is the responsibility of the student to communicate with their instructor(s) throughout the semester to make sure that everything has been made up or turned in prior to the event.

Q: Am I allowed to keep anything that was loaned to me to me while participating in a sport at Phoenix College? For example, uniform, books, crutches, or anything else issued by the Athletics Department.

No. Any athletic equipment, uniforms, and/or books must be returned at the end of every season and/or semester. If you were loaned books, you typically must return them no later than the Friday of Finals Week. If anything that was issued to you is not returned, you will be debited a late fee and a fee for the cost of the item not returned. This debt will be posted to your student account at the Cashier's Office. Until this debt is cleared, it will negatively affect a student's graduation, transcript requests, and/or income tax returns.


Updated 2/8/04 .  Disclaimer.    Send comments to athletic webmanager.   Phoenix College is one of the Maricopa Community Colleges.
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