Local & Regional
Thu November 5, 2009
By Associated Press
Tulsa, OK – More athletes declared ineligible at Tulsa school
TULSA, Okla. (AP) More than 40 students at Booker T. Washington High School have been declared athletically ineligible.
Tulsa Public Schools Superintendent Keith Ballard said Wednesday the school's principal has been reassigned.
Last week, the district imposed sanctions against the school's athletic department after an internal investigation found that six student athletes were ineligible because of transfer and recruiting violations.
On Wednesday, the district reported an additional 37 student athletes were ineligible because of sub-par grades. Sports include softball, volleyball, cross country and football.
The newly reported violations will result in the forfeiture of the school's varsity football game against Miami and four varsity volleyball matches.
Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com