K-State Athletics Director John Currie announced today that women's basketball student-athlete Leticia Romero has been granted a release as a result of a newly modified institutional policy. The K-State Athletics Board of Directors approved a recommendation by Currie to retroactively apply the amended policy, which will permit Romero to transfer and be eligible for athletics aid at any institution under NCAA Bylaw 126.96.36.199, with the exception of Big 12 institutions.
In a letter to President Kirk Schulz, Currie recommended an addition to the university transfer release appeals procedure to provide more flexibility to the Athletics Director to release a student-athlete if new information or circumstances warrant. The KSA Board of Directors met earlier this morning and adopted this recommendation along with updated language to the athletics department's transfer release policy to better reflect the practice of the department in recent years.
"We appreciate the support of K-State fans during this time and wish Leticia all the best in her future pursuits," said Currie.