Is it too late to join a sport?

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  1. p_rexx19

    p_rexx19 New Member

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    I'm a junior in high school, and I just opened up an application to USNA a few days ago. I am ranked 7/455 in my class, got a 32 on the ACT, have loads of extracurriculars including NHS, student council, marching band, jazz band, symphony band, a job, student director in the school play, etc., but my athletic factor does not look good on paper. I am fit and run every day individually, but I only did cross country my freshman year.

    I guess I have two questions. First, will a high CFA score help remedy my negligent athletics? Second, is it too late to try cross country again this fall?

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  2. mdn18

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    You can only try. It might be hard to be a team captain if it's your first year (back) on the varsity team. At this point, you could only squeeze in 3 sports your senior year...assuming that would not interfere with more important activities. Doing well on your CFA can help make up a lack of sports. Home schoolers have this problem (no available sports). Just make sure to max it out.
     
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    Will the academy see my athletic participation in this summer and the coming school year? How well do non-athletic extracurriculars help out in the application process?
     
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    I did track and xc for the first time my senior year and I have received 2 appointments. Doing it late is better than having never done it at all.

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  5. 1964BGO

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    Jayce is right on point! Furthermore, running XC will give you the advantage of improved endurance and stamina which will be helpful to you especially during PS. A general guide, USNA has specifically noted that it prefers athletic partici- pation. Also, quantity of ECA's does not ace quality thereof.
     

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