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Admissions Counselor: Megann Olsson
LRT Sports: What are the qualities you look for when taking on a student-athlete?
Organized- They can handle sports and school. Humble- Not afraid to ask for help. Friendly- Able to find friends outside their sport that they can bond with and will provide additional support in their lives.
LRT Sports: What will set a student-athlete’s application apart from the general applicants or other student-athletes?
A willingness to open up about how they have grown or how they would like to improve themselves in the future. Self-confidence is fine, but it falls very easily into cocky and prideful.
LRT Sports: Does an early admission application carry more weight/have a different priority in your acceptance process?
Students who are early are more likely to receive athletic scholarships and are less rushed getting things done when school starts.
LRT Sports: Would your institution recommend that a student-athlete come in for an interview? If so, when would you recommend they start this process?
If the coach requires it, yes, I think it makes a good impression and they get a better feel for the campus. The summer between their junior and senior year, gives them plenty of time to look at their options and get on coaches radars.
LRT Sports: What GPA/SAT/ACT would your institution recommend that a student-athlete shoot for?
What percentage of student-athletes receive financial aid?
3.0-4.0/1270-1050/25-20, it’s a good average number to go for, anything below a 980/19 at our school needs to be accepted through the Bridge Program and could possibly be denied, anything higher is automatically accepted and receives a higher academic scholarship.
LRT Sports: What is the best way for student-athletes to start the financial aid process if they need financial aid?
The FAFSA and talking to their Admissions Counselors at the schools they are looking at. We can provide additional information about the process, and it can vary from school to school. However, the FAFSA is the same and will benefit them at pretty much every school.
LRT Sports: What is your institution’s policy on financial aid? Does it differ for scholar athletes?
We give out financial aid? I admit our policy is very broad and very hard to answer, but I don’t believe it differs for scholar athletes.
LRT Sports: What is the best piece of advice you can give to a student-athlete who has your institution number one on their list?
Do not be afraid to communicate with the coaches, admissions counselors, and professors. The more questions and connections you make the easier it is to settle in and the more comfortable and confident you can be in your choice.
LRT Sports: What makes your athletic program stand out?
Our athletes are loved, supported, and guided throughout their college careers. Their coaches, professors, and fellow students actively want them to succeed, in their academic, athletic, spiritual, and social lives. That care allows our student athletes to thrive.
Posted on January 20, 2020 in Exclusive
When doing research in the recruiting process for my daughter I came across the LRT Sports website. I was immediately intrigued as this was another dimension of the recruiting process that many people don't even consider. My daughter and I could "short list" schools based on the education she was looking for, as well as the opportunity to play her sport. LRT Sports not only gave us pertinent information into the recruiting process with different interviews of coaches and players, it also gave us insight into current and/or former players' opinions on the coach of that school in her sport. We could use this information to re-prioritize my daughters list of schools based on this feedback. I have many friends that are, or will be, going through this process shortly and I highly recommend using LRT Sports as part of anyone's recruiting process.
The college process presents a myriad of challenges. Factor in athletics and it becomes even more daunting. Now, add the fact that you have zero experience with sports. What is a the mother of a college bound student-athlete to do? LRT Sports has truly lived up to its promise. It has kept "the college recruiting process honest and easy by providing first hand information about coaches, schools and the recruiting process." Their interviews with current students, coaches, and professional athletes have provided realistic guidance. I am much more informed because of LRT Sports! The coach ratings are the most helpful. LRT Sports interviews allow us to hear from students as to how the adults are impacting not only their athletic experience but also how they are helping to shape their adult self.
The C.A.L.C. was thrilled to have Keirsten Sires come and speak to us on multiple topics relevant to high school athletics today, including recruiting. Keirsten reached all of our students and left them with great strategies that will not only help on the fields, courts, and mats, but also in the game of recruiting. She was a true professional and delivered a wonderful message.
Now that the recruiting process and the related stress is over, I wanted to thank you for your guidance. You did so much more than we had expected. Once you started the process by matching the best academic schools first, not the best sport programs, I knew you were the one. The way you laid out a timeline of contacting coaches, visits, and camps completely took any guesswork out of the plan for us. All of the student athletes that you put us in touch with gave us a look from the inside, and made us more comfortable knowing what was coming. Finally, using your website as a resource for knowing what to expect from different coaches based on former recruit reviews gave my son confidence before our meetings. There is no way we could have figured this out on our own, you really put us in a great position when decision time came.
I think hearing from other athletes is very beneficial. To be able to learn from people’s mistakes, and to be able to have access to those voices is really helpful; especially voices that have been there and done that. It’s very important for people to have access to information that could benefit them, and in this case there are many voices that can help the next wave of athletes.
If you have something that’s going to spell [the recruiting process] out for you… it’s so valuable. I think what everyone at LRT Sports is doing to spread the word and help advocate and educate athletes on the recruitment process is incredible.
Without question would have used LRT Sports. It would have probably been one of the most valuable tools that I could have had. If you want to know what these coaches are really like then I think this is the best tool out there. I’m really glad you are allowing recruits to have a resource like this moving forward.