Competitiveness Question

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  1. CharlesCSmith15

    CharlesCSmith15 New Member

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    Hello.. I am a Junior in High School in Georgia. I have a very competitive resume in the Fine Arts, but No athletics to par up with it. I'm well aware that most Midshipmen have varsity athletics under their belt, but if I am extremely qualified in other areas, do the two balance out?
     
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  2. Mudge540

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    Life at the Naval Academy and the military life style in general is very physically strenuous. Athletics show an ability to meet this physical demand and are treated almost as a necessity for admission. 90% of the last class played was involved in athletics. So 10% were the exception to the rule and I'm sure they were the VERY exceptional in other catagories. While your Fine Arts will look great as an extra-curricular I'm not under the impression it will take the place of other people's sports. That being said I don't know your resume and I am not the admissions board. Just the way I've understood it from my research.
     
  3. CharlesCSmith15

    CharlesCSmith15 New Member

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    So what, in your opinion, did that 10% accomplish that made them so exceptional?
     
  4. Mudge540

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    No way of knowing. Could've varied from applicant to applicant.
     
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    In addition I'd be willing to bet this 10% had near flawless CFT scores that showed they could meet the physical requirements of plebe summer and life on the yard and in the fleet as a whole.
     
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    I guess I'll have to try and get into some sports and max out my CFT scores. Thanks!
     
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    I think the team atmosphere is a big deal to them, understandably of course. Also CFT is just a matter of how hard you train and maxing it out shows dedication along with physical capability. Both things can only strengthen your application.
     
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