By Michael T. Bello
Published Oct 8, 2014 at 6:00 PM ET; Updated Nov 1, 2014 at 10:09 PM ET

Northampton, MA — Over the summer, the College Squash Association’s rules were reviewed by the men’s and women’s Executive Committees. A number of changes were enacted that should strengthen the College Squash Association. Below is a summary of these changes. The complete rules can be found through the links in each section.

These rules are effective for the 2014 – 2015 season. Coaches and Team Contacts need to be familiar with these rule updates.

Awards Criteria (M):

  • Added requirement for top-10 ladder position for Scholar Athlete and Academic Achievement status

Awards Criteria (W):

  • Added requirement for top-10 ladder position for Scholar Athlete and Academic Achievement status
  • For Hall of Fame, changed “Players must be fifteen years beyond graduation to be considered” to “Players must be ten years beyond graduation to be considered”

Men’s Bylaws:

  • Updated Article V. The Officers and Duties
  • Updated Article VI. Committees

National Championship Eligibility:

  • Regarding Team Championships, added “Unless a petition for an exemption is made to the Tournament Director, teams must submit and bring at least 9 players to Team Championships.”

Ranking Rules:

  • Added a Preseason Ranking section: “CSA varsity coaches will vote on the top-25 positions for the preseason ranking positions. The Ranking Chair and the Executive Administrator will determine the remaining positions in the rankings.”

To see exact changes, please refer to the “Last Update on″ link at the bottom of the page for each modified rule change.