Recent Site News & Updates
During a routine request for compliance of various models of ARENA swimwear, ARENA became aware of a compliance issue on a sampling, but not all, of specific models. In order to eliminate potential problems, ARENA has taken action to replace suits of the models involved, even though only a portion of the products are impacted.
Suits to withdraw FINA Approval Code
POWERSKIN Carbon-Pro models:
AR220993 – woman full body open back
AR220994 – woman full body closed back
AR141364 – man jammer
The identified construction problem does not impact safety or the overall performance of the athlete to create a competitive advantage. Therefore, the NFHS has taken the position, due to the nature of the defect and not all suits being non-compliant, to allow the models listed above to be used in high school competition.
For informational purposes, the ARENA press release on this matter is attached.
Thank you for your attention and consideration.
Information packets, including contest site information and maps, are now available for the 2013 Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest, to be held May 25-27 at the University of Texas at Austin and at Connally and Hendrickson High Schools, Pflugerville ISD. Download them from the TSSEC information page.
UIL Academics Capital Conference July 12-13, 2013
Think of it as Coaching School for UIL Academics!
Held each summer at The University of Texas at Austin, the Capital Conference offers everything a speech coach, theatre director, academic coach or coordinator—high school or elementary, middle or junior high—needs to know, from eligibility rules to setting up a budget to prose and poetry selections to researching the cross-examination debate resolution.
Registration on or before June 14 • $65 per person
Registration after June 14 • $85 per person, available until July 1
On-site registration • $100 per person
An incident involving the disqualification of the Columbus High School 4X100 meter relay team at the Region IV Conference 3A regional track meet occurred on April 27, 2013. The UIL was made aware of this issue on May 2 after media reports of the disqualification began airing on May 1. Once becoming aware of the incident, the UIL immediately began investigating the matter thoroughly.
At the Region IV Conference 3A Track & Field regional meet held on Saturday, April 27 at Texas A&M Kingsville, a relay team from Columbus High School was disqualified by local meet officials for an unsporting act at the conclusion of the boys 4 x100 meter relay.
The NCAA has updated its eligibility standards for student athletes entering NCAA Division I colleges and universities on or after August 1, 2016.