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Nelson, NCAA confusion stripped one year eligibility

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Amanda Nelson was set to play with Limestone College this season, but says was told on her arrival she lost one year of eligibility because the NCAA had the wrong high school graduation date. Ms. Nelson says she had no clue she wouldn’t be cleared to play this season.

“All the hard work that I did to get here was useless, like taken from me and I was having thoughts in my head wondering is soccer still my sport to play or should I just run track. After all the things I’ve been through with soccer, always wondering if it’s still worth it to keep pushing. Definitely since it has been corrected and I have one more year left to play, I still think its worth to play.”

Ms.Nelson says her high school, Layman E. Scott in Cayman Brac, has sent the NCAA what the need to fix the error. She spent two years of her eligibility playing with South Georgia state college. Limestone College is an NCAA Division 2 Programme.

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Jade Webster

Jade Webster

Jade Webster has rejoined the Cayman 27 Team as Sports Reporter/ Producer in August 2016. Jade has a background in News and has developed a passion for Sports while covering international Games. Jade was one of 35 Young Reporters selected worldwide to be apart of the Young Reporters Programme by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at the Second Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China. She was awarded the 'Best IOC Young Reporter', and went on to cover the Second Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lilehammer, Norway. Jade was also selected as a Young Reporter in 2015 to cover the Toronto Pan American Games, where she was awarded a Hockey Stick for her hard-work and dedication. Jade was the Press Officer for the Cayman Islands Olympic Committee at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janerio, Brazil. She graduated with honors in Broadcast Journalism from the University of South Florida

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