Tales From the College Athletic Recruiting Trenches: D3 Women’s Soccer Goalie

NJ college counselor’s stories of athletic recruiting continue with the tale of a women’s soccer goalie who put academic fit before athletic fit.

Tales From the College Athletic Recruiting Trenches: D1 Field Hockey

Andrea brings to light another story of athletic recruiting. This time, it’s about field hockey and a lesson learned about patience with the process.

Let’s Get Into March Madness – The College Decision Bracket

Seniors, have you decided where you are attending next year? Consider creating your own “March Madness” style bracket with your college choices.

Choosing the Best College For You–Considering Greek Life

Why is it important to think about the prevalence of fraternities and sororities on campus? An elite wrestler explains his perspective in this short video.

NCAA Division 1 Swimmer Describes Working With Educational Consultant

Athletes need help identifying the best college fit, both academically and athletically. Here a former client describes how it works.

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 […]

Colleges Cut Costs By Cutting Sports

Yesterday I mentioned that the economic downturn has affected faculty recruitment at many universities, including the University of California system. Thus budget cutbacks are having a negative impact on the educational experience of students. Universities are also cutting sports–or at least slashing their budgets.  Very few NCAA sports programs break even, and even fewer make […]

More Volleyball at Colorado Crossroads

This weekend I’ll be back at the Denver Convention Center dispensing Great College Advice to volleyball players and their families participating in the Colorado Crossroads national qualifier volleyball tournament. It’s great fun talking to families about obtaining sports scholarships, the differences between NCAA Division 1 and NCAA Division 3 (see my post here), and how […]