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Which Athletes Get the Biggest Scholarships?

In the sports-obsessed United States, many families assume that the ticket to a hefty college scholarship is athletic prowess on the field, on the court, or in the pool. Not so.

To Play or Not to Play: College Sports and Academics

I am of two minds when my students consider playing sports in college. Those recruited and hoping to continue following their athletic passion can surely increase their admissibility at many selective colleges.  As we know, schools aim to construct a class of students who bring diverse skills and abilities; one year a selective liberal arts […]

13-year-old Verbally Commits to USC Football

Earlier this week we wrote about college athletic recruiting and questions student athletes should consider asking. This post provided great topics for students to think about as they consider athletics to be a major factor in their college search process.  However, not all student athletes are considering all of their options. Earlier this month,  13-year-old […]

College Athletic Recruiting: Questions to Ask Coaches

My clients often ask what questions they should ask when they visit with athletic coaches. Whether you are a “blue chip” NCAA Division 1 athletic recruit, or whether you are hoping to play in the NAIA, or whether you’re interested in a NCAA Division 3 team, these questions can help you determine whether this team, […]

Do College Athletes Have an Advantage in College Admissions?

If you are a superstar athlete (other wise known as a “blue chip recruit”), you can pretty much write your ticket to any college in America, no matter how well you do in high school. But that does not mean that you will graduate from that college. If you’re uncertain as to whether I’m blowing […]

Division I vs. Division III: Sports as a Job, or Scholar-Athlete?

Today I spent another fun-filled day at the Colorado Crossroads volleyball tournament in Denver, where nearly 10,000 volleyball players are participating in this national qualifier event. Parents were steadily coming up to my booth at the tournament (where I was, of course, dispensing some great college advice) to talk about their concerns. The topic of […]