New Albany golfer Mia Hammond signs management deal, forfeits high school eligibility


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“It’s more about representation and guidance (through the NIL process) than anything else,” Tom Hammond said, adding that Mia has not signed any NIL deals but that there are “irons in the fire.” “We've had a lot of companies reach out to represent Mia and we don't want to do anything wrong to jeopardize her college eligibility.”

Thirty-three states and Washington, D.C., currently permit NIL for high school athletes, but Ohio is not among them. An Ohio High School Athletic Association referendum to allow NIL, as the state does for college athletes, failed by a 68-32% margin in May 2022 in a vote of member schools.