(From the NCAA) Indianapolis- A NCAA Membership subcommittee on Friday granted a progess-toward-degree waiver for Texas Tech University football student athlete Jarrett Hicks, making him eligible for competition. Texas Tech sought a waiver for Hicks of NCAA progress-toward-degree requirements, and NCAA membership services staff worked with the university to determine the specifics of his situation. While initial requests for a waiver were denied, NCAA staff continued to work with the university when it requested an exetension to compile additional information related to Hicks` specific situation. Once new information was submitted by the unviversity to the NCAA on Thursday (September 21), the Continuing Eligibility Subcommittee of the NCAA`s Academic/Eligibility/Complicance Cabinet reviewed the information today and granted the waiver. Comprised of the representatives of NCAA member colleges and universities, the subcommittee was originially scheduled to meet of September 7 to review the situation, but the university asked for an extension to compile the additional inoformation. While it cannot divulge details because of the student privacy guidelines, the NCAA subcommittee focused on the particular circumstances of the situation and the new information that was provided.