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School Oversight Costs Athlete Collegiate Play Time

By Mireya Garcia, Telemundo Anchor/NC13 Reporter, Twitter: @Mireya_G,
Published On: Oct 02 2012 06:29:00 PM CDT
CALHAN, Colo. -

A former Calhan High School student can't play college basketball because of a mistake made by her former high school.

Corynne Notz’s parents said their daughter is heartbroken, and that they wanted to inform other parents so their kids don’t go through the same thing.

“She worked real hard to make it on the division 2 basketball team up at CCU. After she made the team, she was told that she couldn't participate. She could only practice because two of the English credits she took in high school were not accepted by the NCAA,” said her father, Scott Notz.

The Calhan School District superintendent, Linda Miller said that this was a serious oversight, and that they are trying to develop a program that would prevent this from ever happening again. Miller also said that the district is still working with the NCAA to try and see if the issue can be resolved before season is over.

The Notz family said that their daughter will continue to go to basketball practice at Colorado Christian University, but that there has been an emotional toll.

“[She’s] just completely dejected. She has worked so hard. She is the hardest working girl you'll ever meet. She made the team, did everything that school asked her to do, and through no fault of her own she cannot play,” said Notz.

Corynne Notz will be able to keep her sports scholarship as long as she stays on the team even if she doesn't play, according to Calhan School District officials.