NCAA Rules for UB Boosters

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Learn the NCAA rules that affect how alumni and friends interact with student athletes.

Kelly Cruttenden

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Originally presented on
April 10, 2019

Get an overview of the NCAA do’s and don’ts for UB alumni, donors and friends of the university when dealing with current student athletes and potential athletic recruited athletes.

In this webinar, you'll learn how you can interact with and support UB's student athletes as well as the athletic programs as a whole. We will also discuss:

  • NCAA current issues of academic fraud
  • Gambling
  • Amateurism

About Kelly Cruttenden
Kelly Cruttenden is the associate athletic director for compliance. She also began working in the UB Athletics Compliance Office in February 2000 as a recruiting coordinator. Since 2000, she's held various titles within the Compliance Office including compliance assistant, compliance director and assistant athletic director. 

In her role at UB, Kelly is responsible for the daily oversight of the Compliance Office. This includes monitoring recruiting, eligibility, playing and practice seasons, personnel, awards and benefits, amateurism, and all other aspects of NCAA, Mid-American Conference and UB rules as they apply to UB’s 370+ student-athletes, 16 teams, and coaches. Kelly is also the athletic liaison with UB Campus Living and UB International and Domestic Admissions. She is currently serving on the NAAC Reasonable Standards Committee and has previously served on the NCAA 2-4 Waiver Committee and the SUNY Athletic Oversight Committee. Kelly is also an instructor with the Canisius College Master of Sport Administration program.