Notre Dame forward Tim Abromaitis has been denied a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA and will not appeal the decision, the school announced Tuesday.
Abromaitis, who led the Irish in scoring in 2010-11, tore the ACL in his right knee on Nov. 25 and played just two games in his fifth season. He redshirted the 2008-09 season simply to save eligibility.
Notre Dame had hoped that Abromaitis' academic prowess might earn him some sympathy from the NCAA. He earned his undergraduate degree in finance a year ahead of schedule and then last year wrapped up his MBA in Notre Dame's intensified one-year program. In March he was named the Big East Scholar-Athlete of the Year, becoming the first player to win the award three years in a row.
In the end, none of this was enough to change of the mind of the NCAA.
Abromaitis finished his college career averaging 13.7 points per game and 4.8 rebounds per game.