Female CFA

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  1. candidate2014

    candidate2014 Member

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    Any other females on the USMA board?

    Could you share your stats for the Candidate Fitness Assessment? I just took mine and am waiting to hear whether I passed or not. Getting nervous :)
     
  2. blwarnock

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    What were your scores? I passed mine!
     
  3. candidate2014

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    CFA

    Congrats! What were your stats, if you don't mind me asking?

    B ball throw: 43 ft
    Pull ups: 2
    Sit ups: 72
    Push ups: 31
    Mile Run: 7:52
     
  4. davidhwang

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    Im not female, but I am pretttyyy certain you passed. Wheres your shuttle run time?
     
  5. davidhwang

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    each academy posts their own averages and max scores for CFA for each gender, you know. You can google that and see how well you stand compared to other applicants.
     
  6. candidate2014

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    Completely forgot!

    Oops! My shuttle run was 11.2 seconds :/ not that great, bad on the turns lol

    It seems like there are much fewer females that apply to USMA than to USAFA or USNA...wonder why that is
     
  7. ameisen_zug

    ameisen_zug Reapplicant

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    BB: 34ft
    FAH: 16sec
    Pushups:36
    Sit Ups: 89
    Shuttle:11
    Mile:8:50

    I was having sinus congestion the few days leading to the test and had a terrible nights sleep prior. Usually my run time on my practice tests was around 8:10 tops and my all time best is 7:40.

    My flexed arm hang time was bad because the bar was oddly curved in a C shape, so I couldn't grasp like I could on a normal bar. We didn't have any other options where we held the CFA, so I just tried it. Usually I had 35+ seconds on a normal bar.

    My BGO said we can turn these scores in, and if I didn't pass, I could take it on a day I was feeling better. However, I passed for bother USNA and USMA so I'm not taking it again. It was a hassle to schedule. since the only gym with less than 16 laps to a mile is more than 30 miles from my house.

    I'm just glad I passed. :)
     
  8. davidhwang

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    yeah... trust me shuttle runs are prettyyy annoying, lol. And well it's not just females who apply less to USMA than other SA's. That's just about everybody who apply less to USMA than any other. Its pretty obvious... everybody wants to be in the most "safest" branch military, with lower chance of getting sent to a war zone and getting shot at. They just wanna be officers (with decent pay roll) and serve the country in the safest way possible (though not guaranteed). USMA's physical is harder than any other academies cuz they are the army, and not everybody wants to be beat up physically and emotionally. So yeah Im pretty sure that's why more people apply to USAFA and USNA than USMA.
     
  9. jackiejyp7

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    I don't think comparing your scores to others will help but yes averages are posted in the CFA instruction booklet that you used for the test.

    Shuttle run average for a female is 8 Max is 10.

    If you go over the Max in a category, that may not help you and hurt you but the CFA is pass or fail. So if you failed it, you would know. Contact your RC to double check because you don't want a failed CFA and not have time to re do it.
     
  10. ca2midwestmom

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    I think you're going to find out your assumption is incorrect. Some that apply to USAFA and USNA may be doing it for the reasons you stated, but I think the majority are doing it for the opportunities/jobs afforded by those other branches -- ie flying in the AF, SEALS/subs in the Navy, and don't forget the Marine Corps. I say this because at each of the MOC interviews my DS attended, the numbers of those applying to the USNA far outweighed those of the other 3 branches because a lot of candidates wanted the Marine Corps. I couldn't believe how many candidates expressed their desire for the Marine Corps, so competiton in our state/district is much higher for the USNA. That also seems odd since Kansas has 2 army bases -- Fort Leavenworth and Fort Riley -- and 1 air force base. No naval bases in the center of the country! :shake:
     
  11. jackiejyp7

    jackiejyp7 Jackie

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    The original Answer to your question...
    B ball throw: 43 ft
    (Average is 41 ft)

    Pull ups: 2
    (Average is 3)

    Sit ups: 72
    (Average is 68)
    Push ups: 31
    (Average is 33 Max 50)
    Mile Run: 7:52
    (Average: 8:06)
     
  12. #armystrong

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    Are you sure? I would disagree and contend that the main reason is that yeah they don't want to get deployed and sent off to war. If you look at the branch with the most PTSD and casualties over the past 13 years, it has been the army. Therefore, I am not saying they are any less patriotic of have any less desire to serve their country, it just is a safer and therefore, better option for most. As for those who want to go the the Naval Academy and branch Marines, they definitely exist. I have met some, but they are a small to medium sized minority, maybe constituting like 10% and that's lenient. Physically, I would say the army is definitely the toughest, but I wouldn't argue that it influences a person's decision. Yeah are APFT is tougher, but if a person wants to go to USMA over the Naval Academy, I'm pretty sure that doesn't come into play.
     
  13. blwarnock

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    Mine was about the same but I did do a little better on the sit ups, push ups, and mile. But remember you don't have to make the averages to "pass". The just put those out there for a goal. Honestly I think you're fine! And if not then you will most likely have to take it again.
     
  14. candidate2014

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    Thanks!

    Yes, I am aware that the averages are posted online, just thought I'd poke around and see what kind of scores other girls got :)

    I don't know much about USAFA girls, but when I went to Navy's Candidate Visit Weekend, a lot of the USNA girls said that USMA girls were a little off and that USNA girls are probably the most normal among all service academies haha. All joking aside, I think it's kind of cool how each service academy has its own personality and attracts a certain kind of person.
     
  15. jackiejyp7

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    You're so right about that! I think each academy really does attract different kinds of people all still good people but those with diff personalities :) I definitely feel like USMA stresses more of the physical aspect, USAFA more academic, and Navy a combo of both. I think you should be fine with the CFA but contact your ALO or RC if you're really curious! :)
     

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