Philadelphia high school’s dereliction of duty leaves standout student-athlete on the sidelines

As hundreds of University of Hartford students prepare to move their belongings into the residence halls and begin classes next week, Strawberry Mansion’s Nadirah McRae will not be one of them.

Strawberry Mansion High School administrators, School District of Philadelphia employees, failed to submit the standout student-athlete’s official transcripts to the Connecticut-based university and the National Collegiate Athletic Association, which regulates collegiate athletes.

“It’s a pretty sad day to say the least. It’s challenging to articulate and clearly explain to a young lady, like Nadirah, that the dysfunctional and damaging school system has failed her,” said Jazmine A. Smith.

Smith served as McRae’s lacrosse and field hockey coach before she was informed in June that her contract was not being renewed.

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