NCAA: Baruch gave players over $255K in improper benefits

NEW YORK (AP) NCAA officials say Baruch College gave 30 student-athletes $255,097 in improper benefits over the course of five years.

The NCAA Division III Committee on Infractions said in a decision issued Thursday that the former vice president for student affairs and enrollment management and the former head women's basketball coach both violated NCAA ethical conduct rules.

The committee says in a report that they had not seen a high-level campus administrator who had such ''breadth and scope of responsibilities in an infractions case'' as the former vice president.

The penalties include four years of probation, a one-year postseason ban for the women's basketball team and prohibiting the coach and vice president from all athletically-related duties for one year.

Baruch College didn't immediately respond to a message seeking comment.