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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 […]

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 […]

Colorado Crossroads Volleyball Tournament

If you’re looking for me in the coming days, you can find me at the Colorado Convention Center where I’ll be attending the Colorado Crossroads Volleyball Tournament hosted by the Front Range Volleyball Association. It’s a national qualifier, and I’ll be there to talk to students and families about college admission. I’ll be joined by […]