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  1. frenchfreyd

    frenchfreyd Member

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    How important are sports. I was going to play softball this year and next year but I was told by my yearbook advisor that I was the new editor and cheif as long as I don't play. Should I be finding a summer sport to play while school is out?
     
  2. aprouddad

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    Important? Yes.

    Take a look at the profile for the class of 2012:
    http://admissions.usma.edu/moreInfo/classprofile.cfm

    Of the 1,305 applicants admitted, 1,178 were varsity athletes. That's an overwhelming number but it also says that 9.7% did not play a varsity sport.

    Yearbook editor is probably good for your leadership score but my guess is that you will have an uphill climb if you have NO sports involvement.
     
  3. America's Finest

    America's Finest USMA Cadet

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    Important? Yes.

    Most cadets were in varsity sports. I would try to do both if I were you or maybe consider sacrificing yearbook for softball. In the end it will help you out because yearbook will give you points in a category that can be easily replaced by another activcity but on the sports section you will not be able to replace it (unless you choose a different sport that practices at a different season?)
     

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