Why is it that the Collegiate National Championships are always overrun by non-students? When I was a student, it always annoyed me to see people competing(and winning) who I knew for a fact weren't students. Now that I'm an alumni, I feel like the only person that respects the rules. Every time I get asked if I'm going, I say "no, I'm not a student". The answer is always something along the lines of, "So what? Neither am I.", followed by a confused look. This is the only competition in the country that I know of that specifically lists being a full time student as a requirement. Should they get rid of that rule since they don't enforce it anyway, in the same way that USA Dance got rid of the amateurs being paid rule? Or should they actually start enforcing it? Or should I just ignore the rule like everyone else and compete there?