Weight concern??? & Bio- Please read and post...Thanks!!!

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  1. auhsyl

    auhsyl New Member

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    Hello I am an official candidate for the United States Naval Academy 2016 class. I however did not become one until the middle of October....which I believe is the second wave. I am in the process of finishing everything up. I just have to visit DODMERB, finish my CFA, and be interview by my blue and gold card officer.

    A little about myself is I'm a first generation Hmong-American (Hmong is an Asian ethnicity). I am very involved with my church and in my community. The past three years of highschool I've played football and we've won two state championships. I was a linebacker and leftguard. However, my senior year I opted to play soccer to build my cardio up and to not sustain any major injury to hurt my chances of getting into USNA. This was definitely a major decision. I could have had the chance to play football at small colleges but I want to achieve more in my life and become a naval pilot...my eyesight is perfect too : ) hehe.My grades are fairly well. I have a 4.098 weighted GPA that includes extra points with my AP and honor course. My unweighted GPA is a 3.4658. I am ranked 24/123 students. My SAT scores were not to hot :frown:. However my ACT scores came out to be a little better. I scored a 22 composite...which I know is not all to great. Although I am proud of my English/Reading score which is a 31. My weakness has to be math and I know USNA is a math and science school. But I want to go there so bad and I've been working my tail off.

    Also, I am concerned with my weight because I am well...a short guy...
    I stand at 5'7 and 220 lbs. I was curious to know if USNA will automatically cut me because of my weight???? I've been working hard to cut down. Physically I know I can do 50-70 pushups, 90 situps, and run the mile in the 9 minute range. My pull ups suck but I've been working on them. The shuttle run is no problem for me because I am quick.

    I also was curious on walking on the football team. I've missed playing football this year and was wondering if there were walkon tryouts. I would love for that to be my varsity sport if appointed there.

    If not appointed there this year I would LOVE to attend NAPS.

    Sry if the post is to long...

    Oh yes btw PM for any tips!

    Thanks!!!:biggrin:

    -auhsyl
     
  2. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator

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    I can't speak for USNA per se, but Navy weight standards for someone of your height is max of 175 lbs. You can exceed that if your body fat is less than 22%. Of course that's for AD so the academy may be different and your football desires I suppose might make a difference as well. Just suppositions on my part though. Good Luck.
     
  3. auhsyl

    auhsyl New Member

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    Thank you sir...I've been hearing many different variations. Thanks for your input! :smile:
     
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    chesapeake20 New Member

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    I thought I saw somewhere that they put you in some weight loss system during plebe summer if that is an issue of yours. Can anyone confirm?
     
  5. jennyp

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    auhsyl: You haven't generated much in terms of replies here, so I will give it a shot.

    Your biggest hurdle at this point is your ACT/SAT scores. Realistically, you will need higher scores to get appointed. It may be too late in the cycle to raise those appreciably, but that should be a major focus of yours.

    I do not know of any "waves" of applicants. The process is continually open and the board meets weekly once school starts....applicants are not grouped into "first wave," "second wave," whatever.

    Completing the CFA and DoDMERB will tell you where you stand weight and fitness wise. The nine minute mile is likely to be a problem.

    I have not heard of any weight loss system plebe summer. Other than plebe summer itself! I cannot imagine that with far more well qualified candidates than slots, USNA is going to take time to assist someone in losing weight. That should be a priority before you even apply. That said, I have observed midshipmen who are shall we say, less than "fighting trim"........personally I do not know how they can possibly keep up plebe summer without being totally miserable.

    You've some hurdles to overcome, but it is not out of the question. Your best bet may be preparing now for next year's application cycle. I'm sure that is not the news you want to hear, but it is reality.
     
  6. HB2011

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    There is no plebe summer weight loss program. There is a program that also works with PRT failures during the Ac year. You will not be turned down solely for weight as far as I know. I showed up on I-day 27 pounds over the technical limit for my height and weight and am working it off (down to the last 8). I don't know anything about walk-on football. The two plebe football players in my company both came from NAPS. Football players, and some other varsity athletes also are exempt from the weight standard, but must be within regs by graduation.

    I agree that your test scores are your weakness. However, it is good that you are open to NAPS.
     
  7. Hurricane12

    Hurricane12 USNA 2012

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    If you're not recruited, your chances of getting to play football at USNA are effectively zero. Football is one of many sports that over-recruit. They invite more people to come to USNA and play than they can fit on the roster due to NCAA limits and whatever. I've literally never heard of someone walking on to the team. The closest I've heard of was a guy (prior Navy) who went to NAPS, played extremely well at NAPS, and so got a spot on the team, but he didn't last four years.
    Theoretically I guess it's possible, but you'd be taking a spot from a kid who has been watched, wanted, and wooed by Navy for the past year (or more, if he went to NAPS). Since they only have so many roster openings, they're reluctant to give them up to people they don't know as well.
     

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