Report: Undefeated Livingstone women forfeit 18 games due to ineligible player

Update: Livingstone releases statement on eligibility violation.

No opponent has been able to beat Livingstone all season, but it will soon drop from the national rankings. Livingstone will reportedly forfeit 18 of its 22 wins after determining that one of its key players was ineligible.

// Livingstone’s Kyra Crosby has been found ineligible, per the Winston-Salem Journal’s John Dell.The school says it reported the violations to the NCAA. Livingstone had been ranked fifth in the NCAA Division II women’s poll.

“Although the College does not believe there was an attempt to gain or derive a competitive advantage by the participation of this student-athlete, President Jenkins has requested to the CIAA that all of the games in which the student-athlete participated be nullified. Additionally, the President has assigned an internal auditor to review and sign off on all compliance documents prior to submission to the NCAA. The College will hold quarterly compliance workshops for the staff.”

 Dell also reports compliance director Malcolm Nelson has been fired and athletic director Andre Springs  has been put on probation.

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