|By Vinny919 (Vinny919) on Tuesday, January 20, 2004 - 07:01 pm: Edit|
Hi, I'm a sophomore at a school in arizona. i was wondering how much colleges look at sports exactly. by the end of my senior year i will have been in cross country for 3 years. i was wondering if i should do track this coming sports season as well. im not particularly good at it at all, but i do enjoy it. however, my parents don't want me to do it because it takes time away from my schedule (which it in a way does) so how important is it to have sports?? any info would be good...thx
|By Vinny919 (Vinny919) on Tuesday, January 20, 2004 - 10:28 pm: Edit|
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|By Savedbythebell7 (Savedbythebell7) on Tuesday, January 20, 2004 - 10:51 pm: Edit|
My advice, don't do a sport if you don't want to do it, it's not worth it. The university of Arizona, doesn't even look at E.C.'s, but i'm asusuming you want to leave the state??
|By Penn08please (Penn08please) on Tuesday, January 20, 2004 - 10:58 pm: Edit|
Unless your being recruited, not that much (top schools). Otherwise, I'd say playing a sport could help at some of the less selective schools (by less selective, i mean outside of the TOP 25). Captain helps though.
|By Vinny919 (Vinny919) on Wednesday, January 21, 2004 - 12:02 am: Edit|
yeah im trying for probably top 25 or so. i mean thats like my dream schools. so no do track? cuz i wanna do it, but it also takes away time from preparing for SATs/science fair/ usamts/ aime and such. so no?
|By Warriorlax22 (Warriorlax22) on Wednesday, January 21, 2004 - 07:22 am: Edit|
you'd be surprised. i played lacrosse and it's 2 hour practices and i thought i'd lag on studies. but it was something i really loved to do, so i did it anyway and i found that lacrosse season is when my grades just shoot up. it's a stress reliever and it keeps me focused. so if you have a real passion for it, then it can't hurt you at all.
|By Tsdad (Tsdad) on Wednesday, January 21, 2004 - 07:50 am: Edit|
If you're not a recruited athlete then sports are considered as a EC. If you devote four years or so to a sport, colleges would probably appreciate, and understand, the dedication and time involved.
|By Voigtrob (Voigtrob) on Wednesday, January 21, 2004 - 10:04 am: Edit|
I think they would be more dismayed that you randomly quit cross-country after doing it for so many years... esp if you enjoy it, stick with it.
|By Northstarmom (Northstarmom) on Wednesday, January 21, 2004 - 10:56 am: Edit|
If you enjoy it, do it. Pursuing an interest (even one that you're not that great at) is far more important than is getting a few more points on your SAT.
Don't do an EC to impress a college, but if you like an EC, certainly do keep doing it.
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