Indian Hills Community College has been officially informed that due to a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) violation stemming from incidents that occurred following the IHCC basketball game with Southeastern CC on February 16, 2013 the Indian Hills menâ??s basketball program has been placed on probation and is not eligible for post season play this year.
The violation came about when a college official bailed an Indian Hills player out of jail following the game on the 16th.
Jim Lindenmayer, President of Indian Hills Community College, self-reported the violation on Tuesday, February 19th after he was made aware of the NJCAA rule that prohibits college officials from posting bail for a student-athlete.
Lindenmayer said, â??Late Saturday, after everyone was on their way home, I bailed a student-athlete out of jail. I was unaware of the rule, but I knew that I did not want to leave a player behind at an out-of-town facility under those circumstances. I feel strongly that when we leave our campus with students in our care it is our duty to return them safely to campus. This is what I would expect of any staff member and what I would expect as a parent of a child under college supervision. I feel the penalty is very harsh, especially in light of our record for following NJCAA rules. I sincerely apologize to our fans and the entire Indian Hills community. Coach Peery, his staff and players have worked very hard on this great season. Obviously this was a very unfortunate incident with lots of regrets from many people. â??