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Marmonte Transfers Ineligible

March 15, 2001|From Staff Reports

Students who transfer to Marmonte League schools without changing residences will be ineligible for varsity sports competition for one year.

The measure, approved by league officials Wednesday by a 6-1 vote, is designed to discourage parents from moving their children from school to school for athletic reasons.

"We just feel there is recruiting and this will help prevent it," said Rob Dearborn, athletic director at Moorpark High.

The policy is not as stringent as the one adopted by the Oxnard Union High School District, which bars students from playing any sports for one year when transferring without a change of residence.

Athletes in the Marmonte League will be able to play junior varsity or in other lower-level programs.

The dissenting vote was cast by Westlake, which wanted an exemption for freshmen. The new rule takes effect Sept. 1.

TRACK AND FIELD

* Dee Scott and Nick Garcia were selected athletes of the month by the Cal State Northridge Athletic Congress.

Scott was named Female Athlete of the Meet at the Big Sky Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships after winning the women's triple jump and finishing sixth in the long jump and eighth in the 55-meter hurdles.

Garcia won the men's shotput at the same meet with a career-best 51-2 1/4.

BASEBALL

* Third baseman Robert Smith of Cal State Northridge has been selected Big West player of the week for March 4-10 after he went 13 for 20 (.650) with six runs batted in and five runs scored. He hit five doubles and a home run.

BASKETBALL

* Brian Freeth, a Thousand Oaks High graduate and senior point guard at Holy Names College, was selected All-California Pacific Conference.

Freeth averaged eight points, four assists and three rebounds for the NAIA Division II school.

FYI

* A free workshop on college admissions requirements is scheduled for April 7 at Cal State Northridge's Matadome.

Organized by Athletic Director Fluke Fluker of Chatsworth High, the workshop is for parents and student-athletes in grades eight through 11.

Speakers include President Jolene Koester of Northridge, Barbara Fiege, commissioner of the City Section, and representatives from UCLA, USC, the NCAA and junior colleges.

Thousands of invitations have been sent out, with buses available for transportation.

"Kids, as much as parents, need to know what it takes to get into college," Fluker said. "They need to invest their time and energy to pursue a scholarship. There are thousands of scholarships available and most are not athletic. This program is geared for the parents."

Information: (818) 341-6211, Ext. 270.

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