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Is My Athletic Scholarship Guaranteed? It Depends.

In a perfect world, all athletic scholarships would be guaranteed for four years (and plenty of people believe they actually are), but unfortunately, the NCAA is far from perfect. The reality is that scholarship policies can vary widely by conference and university, and coaches often do not fully explain these dynamics to athletes. In essence,

August 11, 2020 Katie Lever, M.A.

Pro Tennis Player, Kristie Ahn, on Academics, the Recruiting Process and Why Stanford

Kristie Ahn, age 27, is from New Jersey and is a Korean-American tennis player. Ahn had always wanted to go pro, but with a strong push for higher education from her parents, she decided to go to college. She went to Stanford University and graduated in 2014. Stanford did better in her collegiate career than

August 10, 2020

Stanford Women’s Tennis Head Coach, Lele Forood, Aces Advice for all Athletes

The most decorated women’s tennis program in the history of the sport remains in capable hands of head coach Lele Forood. Forood recently completed her 20th season at the helm. During her time, the Cardinal compiled a 466-44 overall record and captured 10 NCAA team titles, 15 conference titles, and coached 25 All-Americans, five NCAA

August 6, 2020

Federal Name, Image, and Likeness Bill Updates

It’s been hard to keep up with all the name, image, and likeness (NIL) chatter this summer, but the NCAA has once again catapulted the conversation ahead for all the wrong reasons. Last week, the Association presented Congress with a draft of federal name, image, and likeness proposals that make for some pretty bold (not

August 3, 2020

Policy Update on Merit, Needs-Based, and Athletic Scholarships in the NCAA

On July 15th, the NCAA’s Division 1 Council voted to adopt legislation that exempts need-and-merit-based financial aid from counting against athletic scholarship limits for partial-scholarship sports. The rule is set to go into place on August 1st, and although there are currently limited details on what the legislation looks like in practice, here are some

July 30, 2020

University of Rhode Island Women’s Soccer Coach, Megan Jessee, Talks How You Can Succeed

Megan Jessee is the head coach for the University of Rhode Island women’s soccer team. This is her first head coaching job, and she’s held the position for about three years. Before URI, she spent nine seasons as the goalie coach at Wake Forest. Coach Megan helped guide Wake Forest to the 2010 Atlantic Coast

July 27, 2020

Not All Sports Are Created Equal, The Truth Behind Women’s Rowing and how it Saves Football

When I was offered admission at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the first email I received on my new school email account had a subject line of “Become a UNC Division I Athlete at UNC-Chapel Hill.” Inside the email was documents inviting me to become the next member of UNC Rowing, a

July 23, 2020

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