decafan wrote:What? I don't think you understand how things work in college. This press release is most likely enough. Say the date is today. She could lose whatever the pro-rated amt would be for the rest of this semester and definitely next semester. Furthermore, if she was training with the team she would not feel the need to turn pro and go get another coach. It is also very likely she gave up her scholarship so Texas Tech can go out and get a mid-year on her money.
What do you mean "kick her off the team"? She is a megastar turning pro. She quit the team and therefore has no claim on any scholarship money from here on out. I have no issues with her decision, but don't use phrases like "kick her off" and "yank the scholarship"-as if her school has done anything wrong.
If her stated termination date is in the future (December 31st, as in my example, or some earlier December date which is after the last day of classes for the semester), but they decide to yank the scholarship immediately and want her to pay for tuition and room & board prorata for the rest of the semester, that is kicking her off the team.
When athletes with remaining eligibility tell the school that they plan to graduate or turn pro after the end of current semester, I've never heard of schools yanking scholarships mid-semester and demanding that they pay the remaining fraction of the semester.
But if her actual end date was on or before that press release and she's already stopped training with the team, that's a different matter than the future end date scenario which I'm talking about here.