3 SURPRISING FACTS about being a STUDENT-ATHLETE

1. You may find more money in Division II and Division III

A large number of these schools are privately owned smaller colleges and they often give merit awards for student accomplishments. Although Division III schools are not allowed to award athletic scholarships, according to US News & World Report, some of the best scholarships for athletes come from these schools. It may sound confusing, but the merit grants from these colleges can often cut tuition by more than half which is an equivalent of some athletic scholarships in Division I.

2. The NCAA has specific academic requirements

There are multiple requirements you have to follow if you wish to proceed to play collegiate sports. Being a great athlete might get you the ticket to the team, however you need to be aware that the academic part also plays a big part in getting accepted to college. After graduating high-school, you even need to pay attention in what competition you participate to be able to sustain your “amateur status” and be eligible to compete in college. The NCAA has specific and even strict academic and athletic requirements. To stay on track with the requirements, StAR – Student Athletes Recruitment ere to help you with consulting any concerns and make sure you take the right steps.

3. Coaches sometimes don’t follow the practice limits

Unfortunately, coaches tend to mistaken the student-athlete’s identity as simply an athlete. An NCAA study reported that often, coaches do not follow the 20 hour per week limit on practice time set by NCAA law. More time in practice means less time in class and fewer opportunities to study, taking precious academic time away from student-athletes who may be struggling with schoolwork. However, as unfair as it sounds, you need to be prepared to do some extra work on and off the field if you want to be successful in college.

 

Petra Jurova