The Illinois High School Association on Monday ruled that two Seton Academy student-athletes and one Marian Catholic student-athlete were ruled ineligible for non-compliance with IHSA by-law 3.043.3.
The by-law states: "In the event the student transfers attendance from any high school to any other high school, and the transfer is not in conjunction with a change in residence by both the student and his or her parents, custodial parent, surviving parent, or guardian to a residence outside the boundaries of the public school district attendance area the family originally resided in, the Executive Director then grants eligibility based on documentation that the transfer was necessitated by one or more of the following: Change in family’s financial position; Extenuating circumstances documented by the sending school’s principal or official representative."
A Marian Catholic athletic spokesman said the student-athlete was making her second transfer and did not participate in any contests. Marian will not have to forfeit any games.
Seton athletic director Deon Tolliver could not be reached for comment.
A Mooseheart student-athlete was also ruled ineligible, but the board ruled a Maine South student, who was originally ruled ineligible for non-compliance with IHSA by-law 3.043.3, was granted immediate eligibility.
Oak Forest 54, Illiana Christian 39: Gabby Kreykes' 23 points led the Vikings (3-8) in the road loss to the Bengals.
Kreykes made 10 of 15 field-goal attempts, including three 3-pointers.
Tiffany Groen had 10 rebounds.
Illiana led 15-9 after one quarter, but was outscored 16-3 in the second quarter and 18-12 in the third, and fell behind 43-30.