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A.35 Intercollegiate Special Rules

A.35.1

Definition

A.35.1.1Intercollegiate competition is an individual point to point format competition for eligible college students. Students compete for individual awards and can compete on teams for team awards.

A.35.2

Course Class Structure

A.35.2.1 In addition to the standard course/class structure the following Individual intercollegiate classes are added. ICVM: Intercollegiate Varsity Males on the Red course ICVF: Intercollegiate Varsity Females on the Green course ICJVM: Intercollegiate Junior VarsityMales on the Orange course ICJVF: Intercollegiate Junior Varsity Females on the Orange course

A.35.2.2Intercollegiate events may also include team classes as follows:

f) An Intercollegiate Varsity Team shall consist of up to 5 competitors made up of any combination of men and women who are eligible for Intercollegiate Varsity competition

g) An Intercollegiate Junior Varsity Team shall consist of up to 5 competitors made up of any combination of men and women who are eligible for intercollegiate junior varsity competition.

A.35.3

Intercollegiate Eligibility

A.35.3.1To be eligible to compete in an Intercollegiate class the competitor must meet the following two requirements:

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.

A.35.3.2Junior Varsity competitors must have never competed in the Intercollegiate Varsity class.

A.35.4

Scoring

A.35.4.1Scores for each race are computed as follows:

a) For each Individual Intercollegiate class, define AWT (the average winning time) as the average of the times of the top three individual competitors in that class (for Championships use only times from Team Championship-eligible competitors). In the event that there are fewer than three eligible competitors with a valid time in any intercollegiate class, the AWT shall be calculated as the average of the times of all eligible competitors with a valid time.

b) For each competitor in each Individual Intercollegiate class with a valid result, their score is computed as 60*(competitor’s time)/ (AWT for the class).

c) For competitors with an OT, MP, DNF or DSQ result, their score will be the larger of 10+[60*(course time limit)/ (AWT for the male class)] and 10+[60*(course time limit)/ (AWT for the female class)] for their team level (Varsity or JV).

A.35.4.2

Team Scoring: The best three scores from each race for each team are combined for a team score. Lowest overall team score wins.

A.35.4.3

Individual Scoring: The scores from each race are combined for each individual. Lowest combined score wins.

A.35.4.4For calculation purposes the decimal should be carried as far as the used system will allow.

A.35.4.5For display purposes the decimal should be carried one or two places, or as far as necessary to indicate an order or tie. Two decimal places are recommended.

A.35.5

U.S. Intercollegiate Orienteering Championships

A.35.5.1The U.S. Intercollegiate Orienteering Championships will consist of two races – either two Classic format races or one Middle and one Long format.

A.35.5.2The following are the Championship classes at the U.S. Intercollegiate Orienteering Championships:

d) Individual ICJVF

e) Individual ICJVM

f) Individual ICVM

g) Individual ICVF

h) Team School Junior Varsity

i) Team School Varsity

j) Team Club Varsity

A.35.5.3Individual Intercollegiate CHAMPIONSHIP eligibility is as follows:

k) Meet standard U.S. Championship eligibility requirements in section <A.12.2>

l) Meet standard Intercollegiate class requirements in section <A.35.3>.

m) Have competed as an eligible competitor in fewer than four U.S. Intercollegiate Orienteering Championships.

A.35.5.4Team Intercollegiate CHAMPIONSHIP eligibility is as follows:

n) Be Orienteering USA members in good standing.

o) Meet standard U.S. Championship eligibility requirements in section <A.12.2> OR be legally enrolled as a full-time student at a U.S. college or university.

p) Meet standard Intercollegiate class requirements in section <A.35.3>.

q) Have competed as an eligible competitor in fewer than four U.S. Intercollegiate Orienteering Championships.

A.35.5.5All Intercollegiate Championship SCHOOL TEAM members must meet the team eligibility requirements and attend school on the same campus.

A.35.5.6All Intercollegiate Championship CLUB TEAM members must meet the team eligibility requirements, be primary members of the same Orienteering USA club and the team must not qualify as a school team.

A.35.5.7Championship Awards will be given in accordance with rule <A.30.2>. See Appendix <ref>, U.S. Orienteering Championship Award Guidelines