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A-Meet Guidelines & US Intercollegiate Rules, Awards & Eligibility

 

All regular A-Meet course/age classes - and corresponding awards - will be offered.

Awards will be based on the total time of the Saturday Middle and Sunday Long events.  

The remainder of this page explains US Intercollegiate categories, awards, and eligibility.

 

The Intercollegiate Individual categories (and their courses):

A) Intercollegiate Varsity Men's Champion (Red course)

B) Intercollegiate Varsity Women's Champion (Green course)

C) Intercollegiate Junior Varsity Men's Champion (Orange course)

D) Intercollegiate Junior Varsity Women's Champion (Orange course)

Individual and Team scoring will be based on the two day total timeof the Saturday Middle and Sunday Long events. No Sprint results will be included in the Intercollegiate scoring.

 

US Intercollegiate Orienteering Championship Awards:

a) The top 3 eligible finishers at the U.S. Intercollegiate Championships in each of the 4 intercollegiate individual classes will receive awards.

b) The top 3 intercollegiate junior varsity and varsity teams at the U.S. Intercollegiate Championships will receive awards.

c) The top 3 intercollegiate club teams at the U.S. Intercollegiate Championships will receive awards.

 

USOF Intercollegiate Eligibility Rules:

Varsity class competitors must:

a)  Be a full-time college or university student (undergraduate or graduate as defined by the college or university)

b)  Be less than 28 years old as of December 31 of the current year.

c)  Have competed in less than 4 intercollegiate championships for which he/she was eligible for intercollegiate titles.

Junior Varsity competitors must:

a)  Meet the same criteria for varsity competitors.

b)  Have not competed in the Intercollegiate varsity class.

 

US Intercollegiate Championship Eligibility Rules:

US Intercollegiate Individual varsity and junior varsity champions must be USOF members in good standing and:

a)       Meet the (residence/citizenship) criteria for U.S. champions in rule 5.2, meaning they must meet one or more of the following criteria:

i)     Meet one of the following citizenship requirements:

  • Are U.S. citizens and citizens of no other country
  • Are in a permanent residence status commonly referred to as "green card carriers".
  • Hold dual (U.S.) citizenship and reside primarily in the United States.
  • Hold dual (U.S.) citizenship, reside primarily outside the United States, and have not yet and agree not to compete for a championship title in another country during the current calendar year.

ii)     Are full-time students in the U.S. holding a current student visa.

b)       Meet the criteria for Intercollegiate varsity or junior varsity as is appropriate.

 

Intercollegiate Team Competitions:

Intercollegiate Championships will have the following team competitions: Varsity, Junior Varsity, and Club.

 

Varsity Team:

An Intercollegiate Varsity Team shall consist of up to 5 competitors made up of any combination of men and women who meet the following criteria

a) Are eligible for intercollegiate Varsity competition.

b) Attend school on the same campus.

 

Junior Varsity Team:

An Intercollegiate Junior Varsity Team shall consist of up to 5 competitors made up of any combination of men and women who meet the following criteria:

a) Are eligible for intercollegiate junior varsity competition.

b) Attend school on the same campus.

 

Club Team:

An Intercollegiate Champion Club must be a Regular or Associate USOF club in good standing. Its team shall consist of any combination of 5 men and women who meet the following criteria:

a)     Are eligible for intercollegiate varsity competition.

b)     Are USOF members in good standing.

c)     Are all primary members of the same USOF Club.

d)     Are eligible for U.S. Champion titles.

 

Team Scoring:

The winning Team is determined by adding the lowest three times from among the eligible team members each day. The team with the lowest total time over the day or days of competition is the winning Team.

Note: A Team may be scored in both the Varsity Team and the Club Team category (example: West Point and USMAOC).


Have a question about eligibility?

Requests for clarifications based on eligibility criteria had to be submitted to the USOF Headquarters in writing 30 days prior to this championship event.