DeVito expected to regain eligibility for Rensselaer in Jan. 2016

Rensselaer announced Friday that junior forward Jimmy DeVito is expected to regain his eligibility in early January 2016.

DeVito has practiced, but not played this semester due to failure to meet the NCAA’s mandatory progress-toward-degree requirement.

“Jimmy has had the opportunity to concentrate on the most important aspect of college- earning a degree – and he has taken advantage of this chance by fully concentrating on his coursework,” said RPI director of athletics Dr. Lee McElroy in a statement. “While we are eager to have him rejoin his teammates for competition, we are most interested in Jimmy becoming a Rensselaer graduate and we continue to assist him in that endeavor.

“We appreciate the NCAA’s efforts in doing their due diligence through the waiver and subsequent appeal processes.”

In his first two seasons with the Engineers, DeVito posted two goals and nine points in 64 games.

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