Category: College

2017 Junior Golf signees as announced by the NCAA schools

Junior Golf Scoreboard is a great source of information junior golf families.

Congratulations to all of the junior golfers listed below.  Remember, when you sign your letter of intent that is when the real work begins.

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Listed below are the 2017 signees as announced by the schools listed and provided to the Junior Golf Scoreboard. We congratulate all of these junior golfers and wish them the best in their college careers. (D-I schools with a * and D-III schools do not offer athletic scholarships. Players shown for those programs are listed here after they have made a deposit and have been admitted to the school)

Total Signees 726  Girls: 264  Boys: 462

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GIRLS

First Name
Last Name
School (s) = spring signing
Scoring
Differential
as of Signing
Date
Score board Class
Ranking as of
Signing Date
Division
Alyaa Abdulghany Southern Cal -5.96 3 D-I
Ella Adams Kansas State Not Ranked D-I
Shawnee Allen Sam Houston State -0.09 78 D-I
Harriet Allsebrook Rutgers Not Ranked D-I
Holly Anderson Ball State Not Ranked D-I
Carolina Andrade Florida International 0.88 86 D-I
Addie Baggarly Florida -2.22 18 D-I
Julie Baker Southern Miss 2.11 196 D-I
Amanda Baker Cleveland State 7.79 466 D-I
Conner Beth Ball Mississippi -1.03 40 D-I
Yifei Bao Georgetown 0.14 71 D-I
Meredith Barton Tusculum College 20.97 776 D-II
Ciara Bauman Alderson Broaddus Not Ranked D-II
Morgan Baxendale Vanderbilt -1.25 36 D-I
Taylor Bedell Wichita State Not Ranked D-I
Tara Bellte UNC – Greensboro Not Ranked D-I
Brooke Benedetto Lee University 3.99 229 D-II
Ava Bergner UNC Not Ranked D-I
Lauren Bird Hofstra Not Ranked D-I
Ann Catherine Blackburn Belmont 6.08 379 D-I
Abby Bloom Wofford 10.41 583 D-I
Madison Braman William & Mary 3.42 199 D-I
Hannah Bratton Tennessee Tech 6.91 414 D-I
Emily Brennan Midwestern State Not Ranked D-II
Alexis Brindley Winthrop 4.13 283 D-I
Louisa Brunt Texas Tech Not Ranked D-I
Lexi Bubenchik Texas A & M – Commerce Not Ranked D-II
Rosemarie Bundy Southern Illinois 6.78 437 D-I
Sophie Burks Middle Tennessee State 3.01 231 D-I
Mackenzie Butler Tusculum College Not Ranked D-II
Najae Butler Fairleigh Dickinson 6.99 412 D-I
Madison Butler Cleveland State 5.53 334 D-I
Michaela Cain Point Loma Nazarene University 5.38 366 D-II
Elizabeth Caldarelli Texas A & M 1.73 114 D-I
Caroline Cantlay Cal Poly San Luis Obispo 0.77 74 D-I
Gioia Carpinelli San Diego State Not Ranked D-I
Kathryn Carson East Carolina -0.88 71 D-I
Caroline Caudill Middle Tennessee State 2.80 169 D-I
Caroline Cavin Western Kentucky 3.47 205 D-I
Lauren Chappell SMU 0.79 80 D-I
Lorraine Char Rutgers 4.74 270 D-I
Serena Chon UC – Riverside 0.49 85 D-I
Megan Clarke Western Kentucky Not Ranked D-I
Ana Laura Collado Diaz Central Florida -0.41 47 D-I
Serina Combs Presbyterian College 6.08 360 D-I
Riley Cooper Austin Peay 5.78 321 D-I
Emily Cox Southern Mississippi 1.77 153 D-I
Chloe Currie College of Charleston -1.34 52 D-I
Julia Dean Arkansas – Fayetteville 0.09 75 D-I
Lauren Decker UNC – Charlotte 10.88 580 D-I
Madison Derousse Alabama State Not Ranked D-I
Gabrielle DeSombre Yale ** -0.34 81 D-I
Sophia DiGesualdo SMU 1.48 136 D-I
Angela Ding Lehigh ** 4.19 233 D-I
Petra Duran Georgia State Not Ranked D-I
Brooke Duzan Lamar 3.54 219 D-I
Anna Eddy Wofford 3.29 191 D-I
Isabell Ekstrom Campbell Not Ranked D-I
Fernanda Escauriza San Diego State Not Ranked D-I
Jillian Farrell UNC – Charlotte Not Ranked D-I
Sophie Faulkner Rollins Not Ranked D-II
Claire Fitzgerald Wisconsin 0.68 108 D-I
Ashley Flynn Ohio University 5.91 388 D-I
Nicole Foster Seattle 3.95 245 D-I
Stephanie Fowler UAB 6.95 411 D-I
Ashely Fowler UNC – Charlotte Not Ranked D-I
Lacy Fox Nebraska – Kearney Not Ranked D-II
Taylor French Taylor University 11.20 615 NAIA
Samantha Fritzinger Wingate University 5.43 334 D-II
Vendela From Seattle Not Ranked D-I
Matilda Frovenholt Carson-Newman Not Ranked D-II
Paige Lee Garris Texas A & M – Commerce 3.75 228 D-II
Cassidy Gavanagh Monmouth Not Ranked D-I
Allyson Geer Michigan State -4.09 8 D-I
Caitie Gehlhausen High Point 5.98 375 D-I
Juanita Gomez Midwestern State Not Ranked D-II
Sofia Gomez Enriquez Northern Illinois 2.24 177 D-I
Kendall Griffin LSU -1.61 28 D-I
Alyssa Gromala Wisconsin 2.94 224 D-I
Kristina Gutierrez Texas A & M – Kingsville 6.09 354 D-II
Aubrey Guyton Newberry College 11.05 609 D-II
Roos Haarman University of Miami Not Ranked D-I
Mackenzie Hahn Wisconsin 7.67 465 D-I
Olivia Hamilton College of Charleston Not Ranked D-I
Katie Hamilton MIssouri S & T Not Ranked D-II
Leah Hanson Wisonson – Green Bay Not Ranked D-I
Madelyn Hawkins Bradley University 2.39 203 D-I
Amanda Hayes Ohio University 8.49 511 D-I
Muni He Southern Cal -4.16 6 D-I
Anni Heck Denver 1.35 145 D-I
Abigail Heck Notre Dame -0.65 30 D-I
Sophia Hemleben Ashland Unversity 3.94 288 D-II
Karlei Hemler McNeese State -0.12 138 D-I
Sophie-Charlott Hempel Texas A & M – Commerce Not Ranked D-II
Mindy Herrick North Florida 3.52 190 D-I
Olivia Hickson Huntingdon College 5.22 337 D-III
Mary Kate Hiller UNC – Charlotte 2.76 174 D-I
Taylor Hinson UNC – Asheville 1.19 128 D-I
Claire Hodges Virginia 1.18 94 D-I
Macy Holliday Mississippi 1.62 110 D-I
Sabrina Hoskins Loyola – Chicago 2.29 160 D-I
Kaitlyn Howe Nebraska – Kearney Not Ranked D-II
Yin-Chu Huang Portland State Not Ranked D-I
Ping Huang Southern Mississippi Not Ranked D-I
Isabel Huntsman McNeese State 5.90 388 D-I
Maddie Hurt Northern Illinois 4.68 317 D-I
Lauren Ingle Northern Illinois -0.51 88 D-I
Reid Isaac Kansas State -1.01 37 D-I
Julia Johnson Mississippi -1.51 41 D-I
Dorminy Johnson UAB 5.49 369 D-I
Lexi Jonas Sioux Falls Not Ranked D-II
Aubree Jones Mississippi State -3.14 14 D-I
Tiffany-Minji Kang Mercer 0.59 102 D-I
Lexi Keene Northern Arizona 2.03 112 D-I
Keri Kenkel UNC – Greensboro 2.71 197 D-I
Kaycee Kennedy William Penn University Not Ranked NAIA
Ashley Kim Michigan -0.80 39 D-I
Elizabeth Kim Ball State 2.52 232 D-I
Sara Kjellker San Diego State Not Ranked D-I
Caroline Klemp Denver 2.51 184 D-I
Kristine Kloda Keiser University Not Ranked NAIA
Mia Kness Seton Hall Not Ranked D-I
Ashley Knight Cleveland State 5.46 343 D-I
Emily Knoff Ball State Not Ranked D-I
Chinatsu Kobayashi Central Florida -0.53 64 D-I
Kehler Koss New Mexico State Not Ranked D-I
Kayla Kozak Central Florida -0.73 69 D-I
Anna Kramer University of Indianapolis Not Ranked D-I
Tamy Kreuzer Lynn University Not Ranked D-II
Ragnhildur Kristinsdottir Eastern Kentucky Not Ranked D-I
Ashley Kulka Wisonson – Green Bay 4.33 311 D-I
Kayla Kwong UC – Riverside 5.66 320 D-I
Ying Tung Queenie Lai Quinnipiac 4.48 240 D-I
Alisha Lau Colorado -0.06 79 D-I
Jami Laude Central Michigan 4.03 266 D-I
Morgan Lay Texas A & M -0.60 42 D-I
Jessica Lee Minnesota 1.25 109 D-I
Cameron Lee San Diego State 0.08 63 D-I
Hannah Lemons Ashland Unversity Not Ranked D-II
Niamh Lendrum Missouri State Not Ranked D-I
Rachel Leucuta Central Michigan 10.40 566 D-I
Beth Lillie Virginia -2.17 17 D-I
Kate Lillie Minnesota 1.62 159 D-I
Tammy Lim New Mexico State Not Ranked D-I
Bibilani Liu Boston College -1.10 54 D-I
Mika Liu Stanford -2.82 11 D-I
Alejandra Lobelo Boise State Not Ranked D-I
Angela Marie Lopez Cincinnati -0.97 48 D-I
Cammi Lucia Western Michigan 8.45 498 D-I
Keisha Lugito Seattle 3.92 222 D-I
Wenyan Ma Washington 1.87 121 D-I
Brooke MacKinnon Hartford 3.21 235 D-I
Emily Mahar Virginia Tech -1.52 43 D-I
Reece Malapit Ball State 5.98 385 D-I
Summer Marshall Point Loma Nazarene University 7.60 448 D-II
Erika Martin Maryville University Not Ranked D-II
Loren Matrone Oklahoma City University 8.06 472 NAIA
Julia Matzat Memphis 0.75 99 D-I
Sarah May Stetson 2.98 205 D-I
Ashley Mayhall Georgetown 1.81 103 D-I
Julie McCarthy Auburn Not Ranked D-I
McKenzie McCoy Oklahoma City University 8.26 471 NAIA
Sarah McDowell Murray State 8.60 516 D-I
Emilyee McGiles Southern Illinois 6.65 424 D-I
Niamh McSherry Kansas State Not Ranked D-I
Madeline Messin Minnesota State Not Ranked D-I
Lori Meyer Wisonson – Green Bay 6.97 444 D-I
Abigail Meyers Loyola – Chicago Not Ranked D-I
Emilia Migliaccio Wake Forest -5.75 2 D-I
Vasy Montague High Point 5.61 356 D-I
Hannah Moore Colorado Mesa Not Ranked D-II
Alisaundre Morallos Illinois -1.49 25 D-I
Kyleigh Moran Sioux Falls Not Ranked D-II
Angelica Moresco Alabama Not Ranked D-I
Amber Nelson Saint Francis Not Ranked NAIA
Elizabeth Nguyen Georgetown 1.84 140 D-I
Alexandra Nutter Sioux Falls 11.46 598 D-II
Mychael O’Berry Auburn -0.10 91 D-I
Raquel Olmos Arizona State Not Ranked D-I
Taylor Ornelas MIssouri S & T 6.25 309 D-II
Kaitlyn Papp Texas -4.75 5 D-I
Amber Park Texas A & M -0.85 35 D-I
Valeria Patino Idaho Not Ranked D-I
Maribeth Peevy Belmont 2.34 194 D-I
Christine Perez Point Loma Nazarene University 2.09 138 D-II
Sarah Perine Towson 4.01 272 D-I
Lexi Perry Boise State 2.75 214 D-I
Natalie Petersen Georgia Southern 1.43 147 D-I
Shotika Phadungmartvorakul Oregon Not Ranked D-I
Valeria Pichardo Southern Mississippi Not Ranked D-I
Abbey Pierce Grand Valley State 6.33 360 D-II
Savannah Quick Middle Tennessee State Not Ranked D-I
Carson Racich Tennessee State 10.44 592 D-I
Kara Raines Youngstown State 7.63 464 D-I
Sharmaine Rapisura Louisiana – Monroe 4.35 265 D-I
Megan Ratcliffe Hawaii 3.40 188 D-I
Lizzie Reedy University of Richmond -1.81 24 D-I
Katie Reeves Midwestern State 6.88 407 D-II
Jordan Remley Wyoming 2.63 214 D-I
Sophia Riart Northern Illinois Not Ranked D-I
Gracie Richens BYU 4.63 278 D-I
Rebecca Robinson Cornerstone University Not Ranked NAIA
Barbara Roether Morehead State Not Ranked D-I
Kesaree Rojanapeansatith San Fransisco 1.48 140 D-I
Randi Romack Tulsa 0.57 87 D-I
Jennifer Rosenberg Tulane 1.67 122 D-I
Moyea Russell Southern Illinois 3.53 247 D-I
Sara Rydman UNC – Greensboro Not Ranked D-I
Thitaree Sakulbunpanich Delaware Not Ranked D-I
Alanis Sakuma Ohio State 1.59 124 D-I
Sienna Scibird Cal Poly San Luis Obispo 2.05 131 D-I
Sofia Seldemirova Ohio State Not Ranked D-I
Courtney Sharkey Cal State – Fullerton -0.49 66 D-I
Andie Shukow Xavier 2.25 130 D-I
Christen Simons Texas A & M – Commerce 2.84 210 D-II
Jayla Sims Carson-Newman 8.36 501 D-II
Megan Skoog Butler 6.68 401 D-I
Nicole Ann Smith Fairleigh Dickinson Not Ranked D-I
Mariah Smith Tennessee -1.09 50 D-I
Joan Soewondo San Fransisco -1.19 45 D-I
Naomi Soifua BYU Not Ranked D-I
Emma Solovic Central Missouri Not Ranked D-II
Brooke Statema Cornerstone University Not Ranked NAIA
Siarra Stout UNC – Charlotte 1.13 97 D-I
Katie Stribling Colorado 0.24 76 D-I
Ellinor Sudow UNC – Charlotte Not Ranked D-I
Reena Sulkar Illinois 0.19 113 D-I
Nicole Suppelsa Boise State 2.49 169 D-I
Beata Suurwee Keiser University Not Ranked NAIA
Kennedy Swann Clemson -2.12 22 D-I
Alexis Szewczyk Stephen F Austin 5.09 291 D-I
Paphangkorn Tavatanakit UCLA -6.74 1 D-I
Tiegan Taylor New Mexico State 3.82 226 D-I
Kaleigh Telfer Auburn Not Ranked D-I
Tyra Tonkham Hawaii 2.11 118 D-I
Kimberlee Tottori Seattle 0.33 73 D-I
Salma Toufik Keiser University Not Ranked NAIA
Julia Tournant Northwestern Not Ranked D-I
Anne Transier Seattle 3.69 230 D-I
Victoria Utrop Youngstown State Not Ranked D-I
Lara Van Staden Rollins Not Ranked D-II
Maria Jose Atristain Vega Arkansas State Not Ranked D-I
Clarissa von StoschY College of Charleston Not Ranked D-I
Lauren Waidner Florida 0.65 90 D-I
Brianna Walker Central Missouri 8.36 478 D-II
Megan Ward Snead State Community College 11.24 587 NJCAA
Julia Warke Fairleigh Dickinson Not Ranked D-I
Sahara Washington Hawaii 1.33 145 D-I
Waverly Whiston Tennessee -2.49 19 D-I
Emma Whitaker Oklahoma State 0.08 82 D-I
Maddie White BYU 1.24 108 D-I
Rosie Wiethop Christian Brothers University 13.10 669 D-II
Abigail Willcoxon Texas A & M – Kingsville 8.65 492 D-II
Olivia Williams Carson-Newman 6.60 416 D-II
Melanie Wilmert Maryville University Not Ranked D-II
Madison Wood UC – Davis 0.95 87 D-I
Ella Woods JMU 2.54 150 D-I
Kelly Yang Stephen F Austin 3.12 225 D-I
Alissa Yang Georgia -2.86 21 D-I
Louise Yu Vanderbilt 0.80 111 D-I
Ashley Zagers Florida Southern 1.36 96 D-I
Selina Zeng University of Pennsylvania ** -1.74 29 D-I
Kelsey Zeng Stanford -2.09 12 D-I
Noelle Zurick Hofstra Not Ranked D-I

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BOYS

First Name
Last Name
School (s) = spring signing
Scoring
Differential
as of Signing
Date
Scoreboard Class
Ranking as of
Signing Date
Division
Reilly Ahearn Missouri – St. Louis 1.40 695 D-I
Jack Aisncough Colorado State Not Ranked D-I
Drew Alexander Valparaiso 1.66 626 D-I
JonErik Alford Ohio State -1.28 114 D-I
Chase Allison Abilene Christian 1.73 472 D-I
Thomas Allkins Texas Tech -1.85 83 D-I
Mason Andersen Arizona State -3.37 25 D-I
Samuel Anderson Wisconsin 1.39 462 D-I
Daniel Anfield Illinois State -0.02 291 D-I
Punwit Anupansuebsai San Diego State Not Ranked D-I
Kengo Aoshima Wake Forest 0.21 268 D-I
Ashwin Arasu Stanford -2.23 59 D-I
Tate Arends South Dakota 4.06 1087 D-I
Nathan Arnold Wright State 2.80 854 D-I
Jack Avrit Santa Clara -0.46 196 D-I
John Axelsen Florida Not Ranked D-I
Holden Backes Gonzaga 0.47 488 D-I
Thomas Bailey Georgia Southwestern State Not Ranked D-II
Nick Baker Seattle 2.47 771 D-I
Philip Barbaree LSU -3.43 8 D-I
Griffin Barela Wisconsin -0.39 220 D-I
Lachlan Barker Iowa State Not Ranked D-I
Gabriel Barnes Cal State – Northridge 0.14 300 D-I
Jacob Bayer Georgia Southern -2.02 58 D-I
Beau Bayerl Akron 0.60 376 D-I
Jake Benson Rice Not Ranked D-I
Reed Bentley College of Charleston -0.02 242 D-I
Cole Berger Lafayette College ** 0.77 424 D-I
Jacob Bergeron LSU -4.63 14 D-I
Brandon Berry Loyola – Maryland 2.49 663 D-I
Jordan Bessalel Middlebury College 3.82 980 D-III
Brant Bishop North Alabama Not Ranked D-II
Jules Blakely Cleveland State 2.17 664 D-I
Dustin Blank Elon 3.05 740 D-I
Devon Bling UCLA -3.32 24 D-I
Adam Bloome Texas Tech Not Ranked D-I
Jack Boczar Toledo 0.66 317 D-I
Victor Jimenez Bravo West Texas A & M Not Ranked D-II
Jared Bray St. Edwards 1.86 455 D-II
Jack Brea Applachian State 1.46 437 D-I
Christoffer Bring Texas Not Ranked D-I
Will Brooks Tennessee Tech 1.17 406 D-I
Mike Brothers Missouri – St. Louis -0.42 240 D-I
Stephen Brown George Washington 0.33 249 D-I
Evan Brown Loyola – Maryland 1.97 499 D-I
John Bryan Rhodes College 4.59 1053 D-III
Liam Bryden Nicholls State 0.51 368 D-I
Tim Bunten East Carolina 0.47 275 D-I
Zachary Burch Texas A & M – Commerce 1.95 499 D-II
Connor Burgess Virginia Tech -0.38 173 D-I
Samuel Butler Southern Utah 0.83 425 D-I
Jonathon Cachon South Florida -0.13 186 D-I
Everett Caldwell Murray State Not Ranked D-I
Crimson Callahan Western Kentucky 1.88 489 D-I
Connor Campbell Nicholls State 0.57 354 D-I
Tommy (Sen) Cao Central Florida -1.03 97 D-I
Colin Caporal Longwood 2.22 644 D-I
Cailyn Cardall Dixie State Not Ranked D-II
Stephen Carroll East Carolina 0.81 345 D-I
Cash Carter Texas -1.30 81 D-I
Michael Cascino Butler 0.54 398 D-I
Zachary Caudill Western Carolina 2.21 623 D-I
Ying-Shih Chang Menlo College 2.95 747 NAIA
Paul Chaplet Arizona State -3.56 17 D-I
Davis Chatfield Notre Dame -0.47 203 D-I
Mason Chiu Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 1.44 452 D-III
Brian Choe Kansas State -1.70 75 D-I
Varun Chopra Illinois -0.01 126 D-I
Cole Chrisman Idaho 0.78 419 D-I
Tate Chumley UT – Martin 2.50 720 D-I
Joseph Chun UC – Berkeley -2.04 47 D-I
Lukas Clark Penn State -0.48 191 D-I
Cameron Clarke Mississippi State 0.95 501 D-I
Alex Clouse Abilene Christian 0.24 197 D-I
Michael Coe Western Carolina 2.74 799 D-I
Gavin Cohen Arizona 0.45 230 D-I
Connor Coombs Murray State 3.81 1160 D-I
Anthony Cordaro Lehigh ** 2.16 626 D-I
Ricky Costello Iowa State 1.30 427 D-I
Kyle Cottam Clemson -1.95 78 D-I
Peyton Coursey Louisiana Tech -0.95 157 D-I
Zach Crawford Ohio University 0.75 411 D-I
Jimmy Criscione Monmouth 3.84 1000 D-I
Andrew Crockett Utah 0.89 285 D-I
Spencer Cross Tennessee -2.57 59 D-I
Jack Cunningham Ball State -0.55 207 D-I
Nick Daniel Louisiana Tech 1.85 532 D-I
Danny Daniels Iowa State Not Ranked D-I
Evan Davis Belmont 0.20 356 D-I
Ryan Davis UT – Martin 2.27 573 D-I
Daniel Davis Georgia College 3.40 890 D-II
Garrett deFisser William & Mary 0.05 278 D-I
Cameron Delaere Cal State – Fresno Not Ranked D-I
Devin Deogun Michigan State -1.98 67 D-I
Jake Doggett Midwestern State 1.62 542 D-II
Kristian Donaldson VCU Not Ranked D-I
Jeff Doty North Florida -0.49 151 D-I
Thomas Downing Central Connecticut State 0.38 392 D-I
Oliver Drew Weber State Not Ranked D-I
Hunter Duncan Radford 1.04 481 D-I
Austin Dyson Ohio University 3.51 999 D-I
Quinn Eaton Murray State 1.97 583 D-I
Christopher Ebster UNLV 0.46 406 D-I
Austin Eckroat Oklahoma State -3.00 19 D-I
Jared Edeen Wyoming 1.73 616 D-I
Hunter Eichhorn Marquette -2.06 155 D-I
Robert Eisch Florida -0.31 169 D-I
Ben El Cohn West Texas A & M Not Ranked D-II
Mason Elmore UNC 0.23 284 D-I
Justin Emmons UNC – Greensboro 0.49 321 D-I
Kristin Engle Tennessee Not Ranked D-I
Dan Erickson Texas A & M -3.72 10 D-I
Landon Ernst Arkansas -1.24 132 D-I
George Eubank South Carolina – Aiken -1.00 150 D-II
Skyler Eubank Boise State -0.30 230 D-I
Eric Evans Hartford -0.50 273 D-I
Raphael Even-Hen Weber State Not Ranked D-I
Ronald Fischang La Salle 1.75 588 D-I
Tyler Fitchett St. Edwards 1.98 753 D-II
Griffin Flesch Xavier Not Ranked D-I
Jake Forgay Samford 2.13 559 D-I
Paul Foulquie MIssouri – Kansas City Not Ranked D-I
Jay Fox Austin Peay 2.03 666 D-I
Chris Francoeur Rhode Island 1.11 540 D-I
Gustav Fransson Old Dominion Not Ranked D-I
Antonio Fuentes Eastern Michigan -1.20 215 D-I
Stuart Fuller University of Richmond 1.27 354 D-I
Austin Fulton Mississippi State -3.16 23 D-I
Chase Furey Harvard ** -2.28 32 D-I
Wilson Furr Alabama -4.02 4 D-I
Lino Galdin Mercer Not Ranked D-I
Wei Wei Gao Virginia -2.69 34 D-I
Simon Uribe Garcia Fairleigh Dickinson Not Ranked D-I
Carlo Antonio Gatmaytan DePaul 1.99 556 D-I
Harrison Gearhart Northeastern State 2.06 563 D-II
Ryan Gerard UNC -2.76 12 D-I
Angelo Giantsopoulos Drexel 0.60 310 D-I
Raphael Giebler College of Charleston Not Ranked D-I
Josh Gilkison Kent State 0.02 289 D-I
Parker Gillam Wake Forest -1.24 89 D-I
Benjamin Gilles Wisonson – Green Bay 3.67 998 D-I
Brandon Gillis Wake Forest -3.06 31 D-I
Ignacio Gimeno James Madison Not Ranked D-I
Matthew Giombetti Cal Poly – San Luis Obispo 0.75 257 D-I
Manuel Girona Florida -2.00 53 D-I
Thomas Giroux Oakland University 1.54 586 D-I
Shiso Go East Tennessee State -1.47 63 D-I
Brady Godwin Palm Beach Atlantic 0.70 398 D-II
Mark Goetz West Virginia 0.08 301 D-I
Patrick Golden College of Charleston 0.09 248 D-I
Paul Gonzalez Texas – Arlington -0.56 254 D-I
Christopher Gotterup Rutgers 0.00 176 D-I
D.J. Graham Ohio Christian University 4.32 1355 NAIA
Galven Green New Mexico Not Ranked D-I
J.J. Gresco UNLV -0.59 124 D-I
Ryan Grider Baylor -1.68 37 D-I
Benjamin Gruher Seattle 2.43 744 D-I
Jake Grula Central Florida -0.74 137 D-I
Keaton Gudz Oregon State -0.09 326 D-I
Ash Hakim St. Mary’s (CA) -0.51 177 D-I
Hunter Hammett Mississippi State -0.68 184 D-I
Wesley Hanson Valdosta State University 1.43 510 D-I
Austin Harold Dallas Baptist -0.83 277 D-I
Davis Harris Menlo College 4.96 1404 NAIA
Berk Harvey Santa Clara 2.15 652 D-I
Dustin Hasley Oral Roberts -3.40 41 D-I
Parker Haynes University of Findlay 5.06 1345 D-II
Trevor Hecht William & Mary 1.86 505 D-I
Nicholas Henderson Tennessee State 1.29 478 D-I
Jack Herceg Miami (Oxford) -0.14 221 D-I
Ryan Hicks United States Naval Academy -0.22 232 D-I
Harry Hillier Kansas Not Ranked D-I
Jacob Hoekert Taylor University Not Ranked NAIA
Jack Holberg South Dakota Not Ranked D-I
Augustin Hole New Mexico Not Ranked D-I
Jordan Holifield Southeastern Oklahoma State Not Ranked D-II
Carson Horak Colorado School of Mines -0.01 286 D-I
Craig Horton Shawnee State 8.90 2085 NAIA
Grant Horvat Palm Beach Atlantic 1.38 555 D-II
Anika Hovda McNeese State Not Ranked D-I
Ping Huang Southern Miss Not Ranked D-I
Kevin Huff Cal State – Fresno -0.05 284 D-I
Graham Hutchinson Elon Not Ranked D-I
Tom Hutchison UC – Davis -1.85 131 D-I
Fredrik Ingul Menlo College Not Ranked NAIA
Christian Ingul Menlo College Not Ranked D-I
Brett Inserra Loyola – Maryland -0.24 213 D-I
Ben Irvin Miami (OH) Hamilton 8.07 1974 IND
Alex Jamieson Notre Dame 0.16 289 D-I
Martin Jaramillo Xavier 1.41 326 D-I
Austin Jaramillo Southern Utah -0.77 218 D-I
Sam Jeffcoat UAB 3.64 1072 D-I
Miles Jena Ball State 1.40 474 D-I
Zihao Jin San Diego State -1.41 94 D-I
Tanner Johnson Ohio University 2.69 801 D-I
Devin Johnson Loyola – Chicago 1.29 634 D-I
Cooper Jones Wright State 3.99 1129 D-I
C.J. Jones Ball State 0.12 223 D-I
Jack Juskow Valparaiso 1.32 482 D-I
John Kalavritinos Bucknell ** 0.72 335 D-I
Zackary Kaneshiro Santa Clara -0.90 214 D-I
Shon Katahira Oregon State -1.51 136 D-I
Evan Katz Duke -2.22 44 D-I
Conner Kauffman Southwestern Oklahoma State -0.18 339 D-II
Donald Kay Oregon -1.23 123 D-I
Rishi Kejriwal Rice -1.33 84 D-I
Ken Keller Youngstown State 3.21 1018 D-I
Brady Keran Kennesaw State -1.31 99 D-I
Max Kettler Stephen F Austin 1.36 426 D-I
Brandon Kewalramani Boston College 0.95 279 D-I
Robbie Keyes Xavier -0.50 206 D-I
Riley Killip Sonoma State 0.95 523 D-II
David Kim La Salle 1.41 593 D-I
Sean Kinsey Dallas Baptist 0.95 511 D-I
Davis Kirk Lee University 0.01 260 D-II
Ken Kong Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Not Ranked D-III
Trevor Kosch Missouri – St. Louis -0.49 286 D-I
Matthew Kowalski Tusculum College Not Ranked D-II
Noah Kozack Menlo College 2.33 864 NAIA
Andrew Kozan Auburn -2.93 17 D-I
Cole Krantz Colorado -0.46 234 D-I
Colin Kresl Central Florida 0.67 309 D-I
Matt Kristick Temple 5.78 1548 D-I
Sachin Kumar VCU -1.85 73 D-I
Will Kurtz Kent State -2.15 91 D-I
Jacob Lackey Central Oklahoma 2.07 649 D-II
Andrew Lafferty Colorado State 0.71 302 D-I
Eddy Lai UCLA -2.03 52 D-I
Chase Landrum Western Kentucky -0.82 166 D-I
Justin Lane Binghamton University (SUNY) 0.84 342 D-I
Raphael Lapierre-Messier MIssouri – Kansas City Not Ranked D-I
Taylor Larsen MIssouri – Kansas City Not Ranked D-I
Bogle LaRue Belmont 0.11 277 D-I
Khan Lee Washington State 0.61 341 D-I
Jae Wook Lee Iowa 1.22 328 D-I
Won Jun Lee South Florida -5.01 1 D-I
Walker Lee Texas A & M -3.40 18 D-I
Mason Lenhart Cincinnati -0.33 252 D-I
Timothy Lim Drake 1.16 403 D-I
Frank Lindwall Iowa State -0.29 148 D-I
Kaiwen Liu UC – Berkeley -3.14 20 D-I
Alex Locke Maryville University Not Ranked D-II
Andrew Lombardo Colgate ** 0.46 356 D-I
Bryce Loosigian Cal Poly 2.17 666 D-I
Andy Lopez Stephen F Austin -1.29 94 D-I
Brett Loy Longwood 0.34 358 D-I
Jake Luett MIssouri S & T 3.44 1095 D-II
Quade Lukes Elon 0.36 305 D-I
Nicholas Lyerly UNC – Greensboro -3.11 42 D-I
Jeffrey Maciejewski Sam Houston State -0.33 193 D-I
Ian MacKenzie-Olson Bemidji State Not Ranked D-II
Ryan Magee Loyola – Chicago 1.58 445 D-I
Ryan Maine Washington State -0.03 273 D-I
Miguel Maisterra Missouri – St. Louis 1.29 295 D-I
Brandon Mancheno Auburn -3.68 16 D-I
Tristan Mandur Utah 0.24 311 D-I
Ethan Mangum Drexel 1.89 645 D-I
R.J. Manke Pepperdine -1.71 118 D-I
Alex Markham Samford -0.08 170 D-I
Carlos Marrero West Florida -1.84 84 D-II
Ryan Marter Wofford -0.60 180 D-I
Daniel Martinez Penn State -0.87 128 D-I
Zack Mason Eastern Michigan -0.40 233 D-I
Jimmie Massie Virginia 2.00 468 D-I
Oliver Mast IPFW 1.20 511 D-I
Ky Matsumoto Charleston Southern 2.51 671 D-I
Ryan McCarthy High Point 2.53 801 D-I
Ryan McCoy San Diego State -1.16 112 D-I
Dawson McDaniel Western Kentucky 0.07 243 D-I
Sam McGee United States Military Academy 5.99 1585 D-I
Tracy McGill Southwestern Oklahoma State Not Ranked D-II
Andrew McInerney University of Richmond -0.09 276 D-I
Eric McIntosh Northwestern Not Ranked D-I
Logan McNeely Applachian State 1.88 639 D-I
Cameron Meeks Loyola Marymount 0.46 228 D-I
McClure Meissner SMU -1.73 72 D-I
Nicholas Mejia Loyola – Maryland 0.82 425 D-I
Drake Mendenhall Arizona -0.61 173 D-I
Nate Menon Stanford -2.02 36 D-I
Chandler Metz Western Carolina Not Ranked D-I
Brandon Michaels Sacramento State 1.88 656 D-I
Glen-Michael Mihavetz Monmouth 1.16 389 D-I
Jake Milanowski Auburn -1.20 79 D-I
Charlie Miller Mississippi -2.07 47 D-I
Nolan Miller Mercer -0.43 322 D-I
Marcos Montenegro Barry University Not Ranked D-II
Jesus Montenegro Barry University Not Ranked D-II
Thomas Mulligan Oregon Not Ranked D-I
Austin Murphy Pepperdine -1.37 104 D-I
Benjamin Nelson Mississippi State 1.32 489 D-I
Connor Nelson Long Beach State 0.92 318 D-I
Christian Nido Florida -2.49 49 D-I
Brock Nielson Dixie State 1.88 670 D-II
Joaquin Niemann South Florida -4.81 3 D-I
Charlie Nikitas Miami (OH) 0.26 311 D-I
Sean Niles Oakland University 1.54 540 D-I
Bennett Noe Tusculum College 3.38 1143 D-II
Isaac Noh Lipscomb Not Ranked D-I
Erik Nordlund Campbell Not Ranked D-I
Zach Norris Kentucky -2.76 42 D-I
Noah Norton Georgia Tech -3.92 7 D-I
Eric Nunn Grand Valley State -0.89 168 D-II
Montana Nutter Alderson Broaddus Not Ranked D-II
Pontus Nyholm Campbell Not Ranked D-I
Jack O’Donovan High Point 2.85 756 D-I
Brendan O’Reilly Illinois -1.88 63 D-I
Kaito Onishi Southern Cal -2.85 13 D-I
Nicolas Osterburg Cincinnati -1.48 76 D-I
Wells Padgett Auburn -2.34 32 D-I
Kevin Paek Boston College 0.14 327 D-I
John Pak Florida State -3.34 11 D-I
Jack Parker Missouri -0.09 189 D-I
Jack Parrott South Carolina -0.24 172 D-I
Max Pasher Wisonson – Green Bay 5.19 1411 D-I
Colby Patton Clemson -1.80 79 D-I
Easton Paxton NC State -2.89 51 D-I
Daniel Pearson Nebraska 0.10 300 D-I
Adrien Pendaries Duke -2.81 27 D-I
Jacob Penny Florida Southern -1.67 139 D-I
Noah Peterson Winthrop 0.24 415 D-I
Turk Pettit Clemson -3.72 28 D-I
Derrick Phelps St. Edwards Not Ranked D-II
Valeria Pichardo Southern Miss Not Ranked D-I
Nick Piersall Central Connecticut State 1.02 525 D-I
James Piot Michigan State -2.66 40 D-I
Bradley Plaziak Marshall 0.96 343 D-I
Dylan Plis Franklin Pierce 4.15 1174 D-II
Cullen Plousha Colorado State -0.64 138 D-I
Connor Pollman Lee University 0.84 333 D-II
Blake Porter Missouri S & T Not Ranked D-II
Connor Prassas Michigan -0.65 212 D-I
Harrison Presta Flagler College 0.84 429 D-II
Avery Price Georgia Southern -0.12 144 D-I
Lane Pulliam Cal State – Fresno 1.01 391 D-I
Arjun Puri Columbia ** -0.40 225 D-I
Adam Quandt Concordia University (OR) 8.15 1965 D-II
Connor Quigley Dayton 2.49 582 D-I
John Racciatti UAB -0.57 195 D-I
Conrad Rafferty Midwestern State Not Ranked D-I
Reese Ramsey Texas A & M -3.78 9 D-I
William Rand Georgetown 0.33 262 D-I
Parker Reddig Florida State -0.89 224 D-I
Kyle Reid Old Dominion Not Ranked D-I
Kristoffer Reitan Texas Not Ranked D-I
Mark Reppe Baylor -1.28 88 D-I
Jack Rhea East Tennessee State -1.27 116 D-I
Michael Rials Francis Marion 3.45 1018 D-I
Brady Roberts Taylor University 5.30 1467 NAIA
Noah Robinson Grand Canyon University 0.26 253 D-I
Michael Anthony Rome UTSA -0.80 142 D-I
Zachary Rosendale Michigan State 0.23 240 D-I
Alex Ross Davidson 0.25 263 D-I
Chase Roswall Tennessee -0.74 121 D-I
Tim Rotermund Georgetown 3.07 791 D-I
Goodman Rudolph Mississippi State -1.33 55 D-I
Linus Samuelsson Lipscomb -1.07 153 D-I
Arribas San Jose Fairleigh Dickinson Not Ranked D-I
John Sand Denver 1.97 553 D-I
Alejandro Santibanez St. Mary’s (TX) Not Ranked D-II
Luke Scealf Carson-Newman 3.74 835 D-II
Aaron Schnathorst Bemidji State Not Ranked D-II
Noah Schone Dixie State 1.52 575 D-II
Alexander Scott Charleston Southern 2.75 793 D-I
Daniel Seibert Abilene Christian 1.44 424 D-I
Max Sekulic Grand Canyon University 0.84 443 D-I
Brian Seo Grand Canyon University -1.79 69 D-I
Chad Sewell UTSA -2.62 68 D-I
Matthew Sharpstene West Virginia -2.09 66 D-I
Ethan Shepherd Indiana -1.73 87 D-I
Wil Sheppard South Carolina 2.61 583 D-I
Davis Shore Alabama -4.64 2 D-I
Ben Sigel Kansas -1.52 86 D-I
Carter Simon Tusculum College 9.21 2062 D-II
Jackson Singletary Christian Brothers University 3.74 1099 D-II
Spenser Slayden North Florida -0.48 144 D-I
Ben Smith Georgia Tech -1.09 101 D-I
Callaway Smith Maryville University 4.49 1331 D-II
Miles Smith Central Arkansas 0.05 324 D-I
John Snoddy UAB -0.27 295 D-I
Jackson Solem Denver -0.84 160 D-I
Gabriel Spach Seattle 0.65 408 D-I
Kyle Spencer Air Force 1.81 500 D-I
Andrew Spiegler South Carolina -1.54 61 D-I
Putt Sridama Rutgers Not Ranked D-I
Jimbo Stanley East Carolina 1.02 371 D-I
Cameron Starr LaGrange College 1.17 595 D-III
Marco Steyn Wake Forest Not Ranked D-I
Bryan Stogsdill Missouri S & T Not Ranked D-II
Jacob Stoller Southwestern Oklahoma State 3.45 894 D-II
Kevin Stone Ohio State 0.86 346 D-I
Jackson Stowe Grand Valley State -0.36 182 D-II
Christophe Stutts Central Florida -0.79 111 D-I
Steve Sugimoto San Diego State 0.70 277 D-I
Tommy Sullinger Cincinnati -0.11 236 D-I
Zak Supelak Cleveland State 2.53 823 D-I
Parathakorn Suyasri Colorado State -2.13 108 D-I
Marcus Svensson Auburn Not Ranked D-I
Zack Swanson UNC – Charlotte -0.52 190 D-I
Liam Sweeney Tusculum College 5.01 1448 D-II
Paul Swindell Lipscomb -1.78 93 D-I
Will Tamplin University of Richmond 1.65 520 D-I
Chris Tanabe Bucknell ** 1.46 550 D-I
Issei Tanabe Southern Cal 0.49 195 D-I
Billy Teichman St. Edwards 0.05 245 D-II
Iliana Telles Portland State Not Ranked D-I
Daniel Terrell Columbia ** 0.88 351 D-I
Dakota Terry North Alabama -0.47 183 D-II
Justin Thompson SMU 1.40 347 D-I
Davis Thompson Georgia -4.25 29 D-I
Spencer Tibbits Oregon State -1.95 98 D-I
Jordan Tieman Shawnee State 0.91 546 NAIA
Will Tiller Point University 8.27 1931 NAIA
Nicholas Timm Idaho 1.80 565 D-I
Jodee Tindal Mercer Not Ranked D-I
Ryan Tomaso Hartford 2.55 790 D-I
Blake Tomlinson Utah -0.75 199 D-I
Jack Trent UNLV -3.92 22 D-I
Drew Tucci Detroit Mercy 2.31 620 D-I
Joe Tucker Central Connecticut State 2.10 635 D-I
Blain Turner Trevecca Nazarene 2.69 882 D-II
Jackson Tyler Palm Beach Atlantic 1.86 623 D-II
Carl Underwood Wyoming 0.90 406 D-I
Lenny Urbas MIssouri S & T 4.03 1121 D-II
Jack Uselton Belmont 0.13 361 D-I
Kyle Vance Kansas State -3.81 21 D-I
Blaise Vanitvelt Eastern Michigan 2.55 702 D-I
Adam Veenstra Idaho Not Ranked D-I
Adam Velasco Miami (OH) Hamilton 4.64 1292 IND
Randy Vergel de Dios Cal State – San Marcos 0.30 246 D-II
Corinne Viden Sacramento State Not Ranked D-I
Frankie Wade North Alabama 3.29 723 D-II
Lane Wallace Oklahoma -2.58 59 D-I
Tayden Wallin Midwestern State 1.89 812 D-II
Youxin (Robin) Wang UC – Berkeley -1.57 50 D-I
Joe Weiler Purdue -1.09 102 D-I
Bobby Weise Rhode Island 1.16 408 D-I
Kyle Wensel University of Indianapolis 1.48 494 D-I
Trevor Werbylo Arizona -4.07 26 D-I
Oliver Whatley Rutgers -1.37 132 D-I
Keegan White Taylor University Not Ranked NAIA
Garrett Whitfield Austin Peay -0.08 171 D-I
Kyle Wilkinson UC – Santa Barbara 0.83 351 D-I
Nicholas Williams Butler 4.96 1298 D-I
Mark Williams Cal State – Bakersfield 2.90 736 D-I
Patrick Williams Siena 2.33 805 D-I
Nick Willis Wofford -1.71 85 D-I
Ethan Willis High Point 1.15 452 D-I
Alec Wilson North Texas 1.99 631 D-I
Trey Winstead LSU -2.64 35 D-I
Nick Wolf UT – Martin 1.61 556 D-I
Matthew Wolff Oklahoma State -2.04 33 D-I
Bracton Womack Tennessee Tech 0.50 345 D-I
Jun Ho Won Boise State -1.15 185 D-I
Qi Weng Wong Duke Not Ranked D-I
Noah Woolsey Washington -0.49 160 D-I
Patrick Wu Gardner-Webb 1.09 363 D-I
Norman Xiong Oregon -4.28 5 D-I
Evan Yakubov Indiana -0.96 157 D-I
Greg Yellin Texas – El Paso -1.54 100 D-I
Brandon Yoon Virginia -1.69 54 D-I
Worathon Zeng JMU Not Ranked D-I
Hayden Zimmerer Dayton 1.55 600 D-I

Subject Line for Your Emails to College Coaches

Before you can get a coach to read and respond to your email, you need to get them to open it. You might have a perfect personalized email with a link to your online profile and video but if your subject line looks generic or uninteresting, they might skip right over it. There is no one way to write a single subject line that is good for all coaches and all universities. The information below is meant to provide you with a frame work to think about for each coach and sport specific examples of email subject lines for coaches.

Think About What’s Important to the Coach

Your subject line needs to appeal to that coach and what is unique about their university. It’s not always easy to know what is most important to a coach in the recruiting process, here are a couple of things to consider about different schools.

  • Top level DI programs need to know you qualify athletically – Coaches at this level make their first judgment on recruits based on if they think they are good enough now or will eventually be good enough to play at that level. You need to list your size, best times or the fact you are including a video to let a coach know they can determine your athletic qualifications in that email.
  • You must have the grades to qualify for elite academic universities – The most challenging thing for coaches at elite academic institutions is finding athletes that can get through the admissions process at their school. It takes a lot more then the NCAA minimum requirements.
  • In-state or out-of-state can make a difference – Many public schools are experiencing budget crunches and college coaches are being asked to try and find out-of-state walk-on’s for their programs. If you are inquiring about a walk-on opportunity with an out-of-state public school, tell the coach you are from another state. Similarly, some coaches are asked to recruit in-state for scholarships so you might want to include that in your subject line to in-state schools.
  • Tell a DIII coach you are looking for a DIII opportunity – Coaches at DIII programs have a difficult time finding recruits who understand how financial aid works for DIII athletes. If you are emailing a DIII coach, try to communicate that you understand what a DIII school means for them.

Covering the basics in the subject line

With the idea of making the subject line unique to each program, you want to make sure not to forget the basics. You must include your name, graduation year (or walk-on request) and then the unique information. For example

“John Doe 2015 Grad [unique information” or “Jane Doe Walk-On Interest [unique information]”

Example of subject lines to coaches

 

Golf – “Jane Doe 2015 Grad AJGA Tournament Results and Skill Video Included”

 

Make sure you have what you need to write an email first

When you read these email headlines you might think to yourself “I don’t have the information necessary to write that.” You might not have a highlight tape, established rankings or maybe your grades aren’t very good. This should serve as a wake up call to get things together and get organized in your recruiting.

http://www.athleticscholarships.net/2013/10/02/writing-a-subject-line-for-your-emails-to-college-coaches.htm

Frank, Written By David. “Writing a Subject Line for Your Emails to College Coaches.” Writing a Subject Line for Your Emails to College Coaches. Athnet, n.d. Web. 09 Nov. 2016.

Should Your Treat the ACT & SAT as a Class?

One common thought of every high school student and parent is how to prepare for the ACT and/or SAT. Along with that come with question: “Should my student treat the ACT and/or SAT the same as they do a class?”

The SAT and ACT are phenomenal tools for colleges. With the rapid inflation of high school GPAs across the country, these tests have remained an important metric — particularly for elite institutions — to weigh the credentials of prospective students against one another.

That isn’t to suggest that these tests are more important than GPAs. For the most part, many universities care about grades and academic performance more than any other component of a student’s resume, with some less traditional colleges moving away from standardized tests altogether.

Regardless, if your son or daughter is looking into some of the more established academic institutions out there, they will still need to be extremely well-prepared for the SAT and/or ACT.

And this may not be ideal for students who struggle with standardized tests.

So if your student is serious about attending a four-year university, they should treat preparing for the SAT/ACT just as seriously as they would their most demanding classes. Students who struggle with standardized testing may want to go a step further, even scheduling lighter course loads during the semester in which they plan to take the test.

Often times when bringing this up with parents, we are met with a degree of well-intentioned skepticism. They are concerned with the pressure and anxiety their child may face with this sort of hyper-realistic conception of standardized tests.

High school students shouldn’t think that standardized tests will determine their lot in life. They won’t, and in the greater scheme of things, they are a small component of a student’s academic record, but it needs to be understood that these tests still have a bearing on their post high school plans.

The important thing is not to shield them from this truth, but rather encourage them to approach the SATs and ACTs with a measured and rational interpretation of how these tests will impact their life expectations.

This is why we encourage high schoolers to study for the SAT/ACT the same way they would study and do homework for their most difficult classes. All in all, we want our students to study close to an hour a day for the SAT/ACT, while still being able to maintain a balance with their school work and personal lives.

We also push students to not only practice the actual questions they will receive on these tests, but also the methodology behind taking the test itself, which is often the most challenging component. Although integral, established strategies for doing so are few and far between.

Bottom line, if your child wants to get into a well-established university, he or she needs to do well on the SAT/ACT. The tests matter, and preparation is crucial. That said, it’s just a test! Encourage your student to approach it as one would anything else important in life, reminding them that, ultimately, nothing is more fulfilling than learning for the sake of becoming a more enlightened person. That’s the real goal.

Should Your Student Treat The ACT/SAT As A Class?

“Should Your Student Treat The ACT/SAT As A Class? -.” Prep Expert SAT Prep Classes. N.p., 29 July 2016. Web. 07 Nov. 2016.

NCAA Rules for Contacting Coaches Clarified

The NCAA rules around when and how college coaches can contact recruits are very poorly understood by the majority of new recruits and families. The biggest source of confusion is the fact NCAA rules say coaches can’t contact a recruit until Sep 1st of their Junior Year but athletes are routinely committing to and talking to schools well before that. In this article we are going to explain how you can contact coaches before September 1st and why it isn’t an NCAA rules violation.

The Intent of the NCAA Contact Rules

Here is the exact wording the NCAA uses to describe their recruiting rules:

“NCAA member schools have adopted rules to create an equitable recruiting environment that promotes student-athlete well-being. The rules define who may be involved in the recruiting process, when recruiting may occur and the conditions under which recruiting may be conducted. Recruiting rules seek, as much as possible, to control intrusions into the lives of student-athletes.”

The key to the above statement, is to “prevent intrusions into the lives of student-athletes.” The NCAA recruiting rules are written to prohibit when a college coach can contact an athlete but not when they communicate with them. The NCAA considers a college coach calling you a potential “intrusion into your life” but if you initiate the contact, it is not an intrusion.

Coaches Can Talk to You, If You Call Them and They Answer

NCAA rules might prohibit a college coach from calling a sophomore, but, if that sophomore athlete calls the college coach and the coach picks up the phone, they can talk to them about whatever they want *key point coaches can’t return your call if they miss it. This is how college coaches and recruits get around the NCAA contact rules to talk with one another before an athletes junior year. Other ways to get around the contact rules are:

  • College Coaches communicating with your High School or Club Team Coach
  • Athletes making unofficial visits and talking to the coach on campus
  • Recruits attending camps on campus and talking with the coach

It Is Not as Easy as Making a Phone Call

Even though you might not have known about this loophole for contacting coaches, thousands of athletes do and coaches are inundated by emails and phone calls. Below is a process for how you can break through the noise and get their attention.

  • Send a coach your resume/online recruiting profile and highlight/skills video – It is best to introduce yourself to a coach through an email or online profile where they can make their initial evaluation. The critical information you need to include is video, contact info for your coach(s) and a schedule of where you will be competing.
  • Get your coach involved and ask them to follow up with coaches for you – Because a college coach can’t respond to your email and they won’t just be waiting around for your phone call, you need to use your club or high school coach or organize a time for you to call.
  • If you get on the phone, set a time to connect again – If you are fortunate enough to talk to a coach, you need to be sure and leave each conversation with a clear date and time to connect again. Many times coaches and recruits will have a set day and time for the recruit to call each week.

What Happens if a Coach Doesn’t Respond?

There are a few reasons why a coach doesn’t respond to your email/phone calls. The most common reason is they don’t think you have the potential to play for their program (yet). The other reasons might be your coach isn’t relaying the information to you or they don’t have the proper contact info to contact your coach. Because college coaches can’t contact you directly, it is impossible to know why they aren’t returning your messages. All you can do is continue to reach out to more and a wider range of schools.

http://www.athleticscholarships.net/2014/10/23/ncaa-rules-loopholes-for-contacting-coaches.htm

Frank, Written By David. “NCAA Rules Loopholes for Contacting Coaches.” NCAA Rules Loopholes for Contacting Coaches. Athnet Copyright © 2001 – 2016, n.d. Web. 02 Nov. 2016.

How do D1 Colleges Find Recruits?

What do Division 1 Golf Colleges look for in Athletes?

Big time DI college sports are the dreams for a lot of athletes and families. It’s no secret this level of sports is big business with billions of dollars being generated through TV and commercial contracts. College coaches at this level are among the highest paid coaches in their profession and they know the life blood of their program is finding the elite athletes.

Anytime you are getting recruiting advice, remember there are subtle differences depending on the sport you play. You can learn more about those nuances by visiting your sports specific recruiting page.

It Starts with Athletic Talent and Potential

The first thing any coach is looking at is, do they think you have the athletic potential to play at the DI level. Coaches need to make this snap judgment on thousands of recruits each year and in order to speed up this process, they use a couple key indicators:

  • Do you have the general athleticism (size, skill, or speed) required? For sports like football this means they are looking at your height and weight. In sports like track or swimming, they are going to look at your times and see if you are even close to DI times. For sports with big club team communities, coaches look for athletes who are already playing at the top level and against elite competition.
  • Do you have the potential to develop into a DI athlete? Coaches will look at your family’s athletic history and the size of your parents/relatives to see if you might develop into a DI athlete. In sports like track and swimming, they will be interested in you training history to see if you have a lot of room to improve with proper training.
  • Are you the best on your team? Very rarely is a team deep enough that athletes with DI talent aren’t starting or playing significant minutes. Even at the top football and basketball high schools, almost every DI recruit is a starter. There can be a lot of politics that go into determining who plays/starts, but coaches don’t have time to try and understand that for each team.They use a rule of thumb you should be playing a lot for your current team to quickly identify potential DI recruits.

They Say No A Lot More Than Yes

D1 coaches are contacted by hundreds of recruits ever year and evaluate hundreds more. They say “no,” meaning they pass on the vast majority of recruits. This means you need to have something exceptional for them to say yes. Exceptional means different things to different coaches, but for recruits, that means you need to stand above your competition. Maybe you have exceptional academics and are a good athlete. You might be undersized but have blazing speed. Maybe you have a lot of room to improve once you focus on your sport year round. Whatever it is that make unique, make sure you highlight it when you are reaching out to coaches.

They Go to the Biggest Event and Only Look at the Best Players

When you are a DI program, you get the chance to recruit the best players in the country. This means they are going to the biggest showcases and tournaments in the country and looking at the best players. Don’t expect there to be a big contingent of DI programs at regional or local events unless there are going to be several confirmed DI recruits there.

They Are Going to be Very Aggressive in Recruiting

When you hear about athletes committing to schools in the 8th grade or sooner, those are DI programs. These coaches are racing one another to find the next best athletes and this has lead them to begin evaluating athletes before they are even in high school. This does not mean your chance of playing DI sports is over before high school, but you need to be prepared to be making the right recruiting moves by the time you are in your freshman year.

It is also these same coaches that are aggressively recruiting athletes who are verbally committed to another program. It used to be it was only Football and Basketball that openly recruited verbally committed athletes, but we are starting to see it happen in almost all sports. These types of aggressive recruiting tactics are not good for the athlete or the coach, but they are a reality at the DI level. DI coaches are recruiting every athlete they want right up to signing day and as a recruit, you need to keep the same perspective.

Make no mistake, DI recruiting is not a recruit/family friendly environment. If you want to play D1 sports, there is no avoiding the facts, you will need to show DI potential early, play against other elite athletes and be prepared to make high pressure decisions about your college future very early.

How do Division 1 Colleges Find Recruits?

Frank, Written By David. “How Do Division 1 Colleges Find Recruits?” How Do Division 1 Colleges Find Recruits? Athnet, n.d. Web. 01 Nov. 2016.

 

10 Tips for Finding the Right College

How to Decide Which College is Right for You?

Finding the right college is one of each junior golfer’s biggest choices.  Listed below are 10 tips that will help you decide which college is right for you.

1. Curriculum – Look for the schools that offer the right courses and facilities offered for the kinds of studies you want to undertake. If you’re not sure yet, look for a school with a broad-based liberal-arts program. If you want science, make sure they have up-to-date labs, computers and other facilities.

2. Location – Decide where you want to go to college. If you need to live at home or just want to be close to home, or if you want to live in a big city with all its other attractions, limit your scope to that area.

3. Size – If you think you might be overwhelmed at a large university, look for a school with a smaller number of students. But remember, even at a larger school, after your first couple of years, classroom size gets smaller and you get to know the students in your major area of study.

4. Sports and Activities – A rich social life is an important part of college. Find out if the school you’re interested in has clubs or other organizations you can participate in. If you like big-time athletics, make sure your college has the teams in the sports you want to watch or intramural programs you can play in.

5. Religious Affiliation – If a religious orientation is important to you, find out what types of campus-based religious activities and places of worship are available.

6. Cost – Find out what the tuition, fees, room and board charges will be at your choices. You can also find out what the average student pays after financial aid is factored in. The results can be surprising.

7. Financial aid – Financial aid is available at every school you might want to attend. But some schools make aid more available than others. Private schools may charge more for tuition and other expenses, but they also tend to offer more financial aid. Get in touch with the financial aid office at your choices and inquire how they can help you.

8. Academic Standards – Find out what the average test score is for the accepted students at the college of your choice. If your scores aren’t quite high enough, you might have to emphasize other attributes to the admissions officers.

9. Visit the Campus – Make visits to a number of schools. Sometimes you can get a good feel for the campus and the people by visiting the place in person. Many schools offer open houses and campus visits on weekends. You can also take “virtual tours” at many college Web sites.

10. Talk to Students and Alumni – Nobody knows as much about a school as students who are currently enrolled and alumni who have graduated. The students can tell you about campus life and academics. The alumni will tell whether a degree from this institution fulfilled their educational expectations and how it helped them in their careers.

-Publications, School Guide. “10 Tips for Finding the Right College.”SchoolGuides.com. Copyright © 1995-2016 School Guide Publications, n.d. Web. 19 Oct. 2016.

College Acceptance Rates

In this article Seth Bykofsky, at College Corner, goes in depth on how acceptance rates as listed can be rather misleading.  Bykofsky states that “While, at first blush, acceptance rates at many colleges and universities may look horrifyingly low, in reality, the actual number of students offered admission is really no different than it has been, historically.

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aaeaaqaaaaaaaabkaaaajduzotzmztq3ltm5mzutndgymc04zwniltq5mwfkytvlymyxnaTake Harvard, for instance. 35,295 applicants. Acceptance rate of 5.9%. Run the numbers. That’s 2023 students offered admission. Roughly the same number as were offered admission back in the day when acceptance rates were significantly higher.

The difference? The sheer number of applicants.

Yes, run the metrics and analytics any way you’d like [better to spend your time discussing “the shift” in baseball], it’s all about the numbers!

Way back when, at any given college, there may have been 3000 applicants vying for 2000 freshman seats. That would likely translate into a near 100% acceptance rate, give or take a few percentage points, admissions committees understanding that roughly 1/3 of those accepted would not ultimately enroll.

Today, there are often upwards of 35,000 applicants competing for those same 2000 seats, thanks to online applications that, or so students believe, make the application process easier. [Little do they know…]

Hey, I was a Political Science major. You do the math.

Ever notice that colleges invite more and more students to apply (and then proceed to complain that they have too many applications to read)? Is the barrage of emails and snail mail offering you “priority” in the admissions process seemingly endless? Are you sure you have enough glossy brochures, many from colleges well beyond reach, emblazoned with your name?

Why, last application season, some colleges even extended deadlines (they can. You can’t!), not because of a glitch in the process, but simply because they wanted more applications.

True, there are concerns about enrollment. Way back when, students applied to three or four colleges, max. Odds that they would attend one of those schools was pretty darn good. Today, applications to 20 colleges is not unheard of — or, for that matter, unusual. What does that do to the chances that any particular student will actually enroll in any one of those colleges? [Again, you do the math.]

More than enrollment, and ultimately, yield (which, to colleges, doesn’t mean “slow down”) — and even more than the millions of dollars colleges rake in as application fees — it’s all about keeping those acceptance rates low. More applications means a greater number of students being rejected. There’s your lower acceptance rate. And the lower the acceptance rate, the higher colleges move in those all-important (to them) rankings.

It’s a numbers game. Don’t let the statistics either fool you or frighten you. And don’t be conned – yes, it is also a variation of that old shell game — into believing that the lower the acceptance rate, the better the college.  A wonderful marketing tool, great for the rankings, but having little relevance to either performance or outcome, let alone your happiness over the course of four or more years. [Or that supposed ROI — Return On Investment — everyone likes to write about.]

There’s a perfect fit college – or nearly so – for almost every student. Look beyond the hype, the endless barrage of media, and, yes, the numbers. Seek, and ye shall find!”

 

When college applications get to you contact COLLEGE CONNECTION, home of The College Whisperer™ and Official Sponsor of College Admission Success™, for all of your college planning needs. No one knows college admissions like COLLEGE CONNECTION.

Bykofsky, Seth. “College Acceptance Rates: The Numbers Don’t Always Tell The Whole Story.” LinkedIn. College Connection, 5 Nov. 2015. Web. 10 Oct. 2016.

Study Skills for Student Athletes

Whether you’re in middle school or high school, developing the following study skills will help you achieve success in school, in your chosen career, and in life.

1. Time Management

There are just 24 hours in each day. What you do with that time makes all the difference. While high school students average 35 hours per week of class time, college students log an average of 15 to 18 hours per week. Getting your “free” time under control now will help prepare you for managing that extra 20 hours a week come freshman year of college — when you’ll need to study and want to socialize more than ever. If you don’t already, start using a daily planner. This could be a datebook you keep in your bag, an online version you maintain at home, or both. It’s easy to over-schedule or “double-book” if we aren’t careful. Manage your time wisely and you’ll get the maximum out of each day.

2. Good Study Habits

Good study habits include these basics:

  • Always be prepared for class, and attend classes regularly. No cutting!
  • Complete assignments thoroughly and in a timely manner.
  • Review your notes daily rather than cram for tests the night before.
  • Set aside quiet time each day for study — even if you don’t have homework or a test the next day!

3. The Ability to Set Attainable Goals

It’s important to set goals, as long as they’re attainable. Setting goals that are unreasonably high is a setup — you’ll be doomed to frustration and disappointment.

4. Concentration

Listen to your teacher and stay focused. Be sure that you understand the lesson. If you don’t understand something, ask questions! You’ve heard it before, but “the only dumb question is the one you don’t ask” is absolutely true. If you’ve been paying attention, it definitely won’t be a dumb question.

5. Good Note-Taking

You can’t possibly write down everything the teacher says since we talk at a rate of about 225 words per minute. But, you do need to write down the important material. Be sure to validate yourself after a test by going back over your notes to see if your notes contained the answers to questions asked on the test. If not, you need to ask to see a classmate’s notes or check with the teacher for help on improving your note-taking. Studying with a partner is also a good idea. Note-taking should be in a form that’s most helpful to you. If you’re more of a visual person, try writing notes on different colored index cards. Music can also be a good memory aid as long as you don’t find it distracting. Re-writing your notes daily is another strategy. If you really have a problem with note-taking, you might ask your teacher if you can tape-record daily lessons. Do whatever it takes!

6. Completion of Assignments

Teachers assign homework for a reason. While it may seem like “busywork” at times, it definitely has a purpose. Put your homework to good use. Remember, you’ll only get out of it what you put into it!

7. Review of Daily Notes

Don’t wait until the night before the test to review your notes. Go over your notes each day while the lecture is still fresh in your mind. Add any missing pieces. Compare your notes with a classmate’s notes. This isn’t cheating — it may even be mutually beneficial. Review your notes each day to reinforce your learning.

8. Organizational Skills

Keeping yourself organized will save you valuable time and allow you to do everything you need to do. Remember: “A place for everything and everything in its place.” Keep all your study materials (calculator, planner, books, notebooks, laptop, etc.) in one convenient location.

9. Motivation

You need to be motivated to learn and work hard, whether or not you like a specific subject or teacher. Self-motivation can be extremely important when you aren’t particularly excited about a class. If you must, view it as an obstacle you must overcome. Then, set your mind to it and do it — no excuses. Success is up to you!

10. Commitment

You’ve started the course, now you need to complete it. Do the best — and get the most out of it — that you can! Your commitment will pay off in the end.

-Wilson, Bonnie. WISE Study Tips Top 10 Skills for High-School Students (n.d.): n. pag. Www.auburn.edu/wise. Auburn University. Web. 5 Oct. 2016.

10 Tips to Prepare for College

 

It is important to know all of your options in order to make the best choice possible for which college to attend. To help assist with this pivotal decision, take advantage of this list of tips and advice from Deanna Goldberg, head counselor at Monte Vista High School, and real college students to help prepare you for this stirring and life-altering adventure.

1. Research various schools

Sometimes a school you have never even heard of may be the perfect fit for your educational needs. For example, a popular school may not have that highly-ranked science program you’re looking for, so be sure to research everything, both local and non-local.

Take things into consideration such as classroom size. Some students can do well in large-sized classrooms, while others tend to perform better when the classroom consists of fewer students and more one-on-one time with the professor.

“I strongly emphasize finding the right match for you,” said Goldberg. “Look at the obvious factors, such as location, size and major, but also research the less obvious factors. For example, check out any activities you would like to get involved with on campus or see if the school has a more conservative or liberal approach.”

Be sure not to base your college selections on friends, boyfriends or girlfriends. Yes, you may have made mud pies together since the first grade or had your first kiss next to the water fountain, but your diploma will be an accomplishment of a lifetime.

“It’s very important to really put time into finding the right school for you,” said Stephanie Rios, a Nursing major at the College of the Desert in Palm Desert, CA. “Think about where you feel most comfortable because you’re going to be there for awhile. If you feel uncomfortable in your academic environment, you’ll be more likely to be less successful, not only academically, but socially. College isn’t just about education, it’s about an experience.”

Also, never stray from applying to any particular institution because you do not think you stand a chance at acceptance. Colleges look at all aspects of the applicant. For example, if someone barely meets the GPA requirement, but has outstanding leadership abilities or other unique qualities, the person can still very well have a chance.

2. Submit your FAFSA and apply for scholarships

Don’t ever let money hinder your chances at a solid education. Log onto fafsa.ed.gov to complete your free application for financial aid. This free site, along with the college you will be attending, will determine how much money is available to you.

“Money is something that you have very little of in college,” said Antonio Spellman, a Sociology major with a minor in Africana Studies at San Diego State University. “To meet the high demands of books, tuition costs and other fees, it is important to fill out your FAFSA in a timely fashion. Otherwise, you miss other important deadlines for payments on the aforementioned items because processing your information may take awhile. It is like paying any other bill, the sooner the better.”

Financial aid applications for the upcoming academic school year can be submitted as early as Jan. 1 with a deadline of March 2. Keep in mind that there is only a certain amount of money made available to students. The earlier you submit your application for review, the greater your chances are of getting more money than someone who waited until just before the deadline.

“Not only should you be aiming to meet the March 2nddeadline, but you should stress submitting the most accurate information possible, even if your taxes are not completed,” said Goldberg. “It’s more important to meet the deadline with accurate information, rather than having to go back later to correct something.”

Also, research scholarships. There are scholarships for everyone, I mean everyone. Some are available to people just because they are left-handed, so take advantage.

“Your FAFSA may seem to be a hassle now, but it’s a walk in the park in comparison to having to pay the full amount of your college fees,” said Berenice Alvarez, a Business Administration-Management major at San Diego State University.

3. Request letters of recommendation, transcripts, etc.

Most universities will require the applicant to provide letters of recommendation from high school faculty. Be sure to request and acquire these letters well before your application deadline. You want to give the person who is writing the letter enough time to ensure that ample thought and detail is involved. The person is more likely to provide you with a thoughtful letter when he or she is not being rushed.

“Try giving teachers and counselors a two week lead-time in order to prepare letters of recommendation,” said Goldberg. “We want you to be able to put your best foot forward and writing a strong letter takes time. It’s like when you are writing a paper. You start out with a rough draft and take time to make revisions. It’s the same way with a letter of recommendation.”

Transcripts and other items should also be requested well in advance because it may take awhile to process. You want to make sure you have everything you need and on time.

4. Schedule a meeting with your high school counselor

Your counselor provides you with free assistance to help guide you toward making the best choices for your future. He or she can also help to provide you with application fee waivers to the colleges you wish to apply to if you qualify for them. Remember that your counselor is not there to make decisions for you, but is simply used as a tool to help you, help yourself.

“A counselor is such a valuable resource,” said Goldberg. “Whether you want to set-up a meeting with your family or on your own, we can provide you with up-to-date information on colleges. We can make you aware of college visits to the high schools and most of us set-up workshops for college applications and the FAFSA. We also have updated information on local scholarships because agencies usually send that information directly to the counseling office.”

Counselors are not only helpful, but can act as an excellent contributor to your academic support group.

“In high school, my high school counselor was almost like my best friend,” said Mike Sessions, a Mass Communications major with an emphasis on TV and Video Production at California State University, San Bernardino. “Had I not met with her and listened to her advice, I would’ve been lost in trying to figure out this whole college thing. Not only was she the key to mentoring me, she also pushed me to go harder academically.”

While counselors are very useful, you should still always take the time to figure out what works best for you, apart from what everyone else thinks or says.

“All students should have a counselor in whom they trust to help motivate and inspire them throughout their academic career,” said Yonathan Elias, a Mass Communications graduate of California State University, San Bernardino and currently enrolled in the Mass Communications master’s program at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

5. Contact schools

Try not to base your decisions on the college descriptions from the website or photographs, especially if the school is local. If you are able to, visit the school. You can usually schedule for a tour guide to show you around, so you can view the campus first-hand.

“It is very important to go to the campus,” said Goldberg. “Check out its surroundings and environment because you’ll be spending a lot of time there. It’s like picking out a home for the next four years. I encourage potential students to take a formal tour of the campus, but to also tour it on their own. Wander around and talk to students. Ask them about their favorite things to do there and get to know the school in a more casual setting.”

Introduce yourself to the faculty and staff to gain a better understanding of who you will be working with for the coming years. If you already know what you want to major in, pay specific attention to the staff working in that department. If the college is not local and you have the means, plan a road trip with some friends to visit your educational prospects. It can be both helpful and exciting.

“I made sure to contact different schools to gain a better understanding of how the curriculum worked,” said Tiffany Hobbs, who graduated with her Pharmaceutical Technician Certificate from Valley Career College in El Cajon, CA.

6. Know your deadlines

Once you have determined which schools you wish to apply to, you must know your deadlines.

“Universities are getting much stricter with deadlines because they are so impacted right now,” said Goldberg. “Fewer students are being admitted due to budget cuts and schools will discontinue looking at your application if you are not meeting the required deadlines. Schools are likely to get in contact with you through e-mail, so many sure to check yours to remain aware of any time-sensitive requests they may have.”

This is of the utmost importance. You must not procrastinate.

“I am the top dog procrastinator and I learned the hard way to change this terrible habit,” said Elias. “Don’t wait until the last week of application deadlines. Get everything done as soon as possible.”

College applications are not like homework. You cannot submit them late and simply expect the reviewers to deduct some points. If you miss the deadline, you will be unable to reapply until the next application window. Some schools accept applications twice a year. However, there are many that only accept them once a year, meaning a whole academic year will be lost because you were unable to gather your material within the correct time frame. Time is of the essence, so make do to manage it wisely.

“Deadlines are super, super important!” said Rios. “School will be very hard if you don’t keep track of important dates. Getting material submitted for the application deadline is only the beginning. Write important dates down in a place that you will constantly look, in order to keep them fresh in your head.”

7. Study for your exams

Depending on the university, different exams will be required for entry. Visit your local library for books to help you to prepare for these tests or find free online study tools, according to the exam. These will be some of the most important exams you will have to take because they will determine your academic placement.

“High school prepares you for these important exams,” said Alvarez. “Study as much as possible because the higher your score, the less likely it will be that you have to take remedial classes.”

“Make sure to take the entrance exams very seriously,” added Goldberg. “It can save you money in the long run because you may be eligible for exemption from certain classes for graduation. Even if you do not need a specific course for graduation in high school, try taking it anyway to better prepare yourself for the test. It can end up reducing your time and costs for college.”

8. Be organized

This is especially important if you are applying to multiple schools because different schools have different requirements. For example, while one school may require two letters of recommendation, another school may require three.

“Being in college, you find that everything is fast-paced and you end up multi-tasking and taking on more than your fair share of responsibilities,” said Spellman. “I find that being organized helps with time management, makes prioritizing and remembering things simpler and makes your life that much easier. If you have to, buy a planner, set reminders, write on an at-home chalkboard, whatever helps you organize your thoughts, ideas and events (tests, papers, etc.).”

9. Save your money

As much as we’d all love for grants and scholarships to completely pay our way through college, it’s unlikely. Therefore, something’s going to have to come out of that pocket. If you’re still in high school, try thinking about a part-time job for the weekend or working summers.

“It is important to have a budget and to keep it in mind,” said Goldberg. “Keep track of your finances and if you have a part-time job, factor that in as well.”

Open up a savings account at a local bank or put your money into that secret stash you have hidden in your closet.  Don’t think you need to wait until your junior or senior year to start saving or even researching colleges. Do this as early as possible. You can never be too prepared.

10. Don’t let rejection hold you back

After 13 years of school, you should be able to go to the school of your choice. However, Harvard and Yale don’t accept just anyone. So, of course, applicants will have to face some rejection. However, don’t think that rejection is limited to certain students because even the valedictorian and salutatorian will get their fair share.

Play it safe and apply to as many schools as you can, without settling. Choose schools that you know you will be able to both gain something from and contribute something to.

Don’t take rejection too personally and give up. Colleges receive thousands of applications per year with only so many seats available in the classroom. Therefore, many highly-qualified applicants will have to be regretfully turned away, so don’t get let down too easily and don’t lose hope.

“If you don’t get into your first choice for colleges, there are hundreds of them out there,” said Goldberg. “The right one is waiting for you, so go find it!”

Some students resort to taking a break if they are not accepted into their “dream school.” Although some students feel that it would be more beneficial to do so after high school before jumping into college life, students who do take a break tend to be less likely to go to college. Of course, benefits may include saving up more money, re-taking exams for better scores, etc.

However, try other alternatives to skipping a year. For example, if you were unable to be offered entrance into universities, visit your local community colleges. Some universities will admit students after completing an educational track through a community college. Also, make sure to verify that courses you will be taking are eligible to transfer to a university. This way, you will already have credit at the university if you apply the following year and are accepted.

Education is the future. In it, we can find hope to progress in both knowledge and mankind. By expanding our minds, we can seek new and advanced alternatives in medicine. We can heighten our current levels of technology and we can use our past errors in history to pave better paths for our future. We must educate and discipline ourselves both mentally and physically, so take the first step by filling out an application. By doing so, you are not only applying for college, you are applying yourself.

-C., Chanel. “Attention Students: 10 Tips to Prepare for College.” Santee, CA Patch. © 2016 Patch Media, 06 Mar. 2011. Web. 30 Sept. 2016.

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