LRT Sports hosted a panel of Historically Black Colleges and Universities’ Coaches to help educate prospective student-athletes. This inclusive Q&A representing both Men and Women’s athletic programs aims to shine a light on the countless opportunities provided both academically and athletically at HBCU institutions. Coaches panel: Southern University and A&M College Head Baseball Coach Kerrick
Dr. Arthur Smith, known as Artie by his colleagues and students, studied history and Africana Studies as an undergraduate in the College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell University, where he graduated cum laude and with distinction in all subjects. He continued his education at Duke University, where he earned his MA and Ph.D. in
Our mental health series is dedicated to sharing stories of student-athletes who want others to learn via their personal experiences. This story is about Miranda DiBiasio’s experience is with an eating disorder, mental health, and body image. She is a track & field athlete who graduated from George Washington University. If you have a mental
Gianna Salzbrunn is a senior on the Track & Field at Eastern Michigan University. Gianna was going through the typical schedule of a student-athlete but became quickly overwhelmed. She started her college experience, dealing with her grandfather’s illness, putting her dog down, and starting college. However, during one practice, she showed negative emotions, and her
Chris Nilsen, the University of South Dakota junior and three-time NCAA title pole vaulting champ, reached new heights in the 2018-19 track and field season. In April, Nilsen beat the 2016 Olympic bronze medalist and 2017 World Champion Sam Kendricks to win the pole vault at the 110th Drake Relays. He cleared the bar with
The women’s cross country and track and field programs at Tennessee’s Lane College are facing two years of probation along with other sanctions as a result of NCAA violations committed in the 2016-2017 season. An incident involving an ineligible athlete competing under a false name led the NCAA DII Committee of Infractions to investigate the
Amidst her incredible collegiate career at the University of Arizona where she placed second in the NCAA finals, Georganne Moline earned a spot on the roster for the 2012 Olympics as the youngest competitor in the 400m Hurdles. After an impressive fifth place finish in London, she went on to earn the title of World
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.