What sports should I participate in to help for admission to the Academy?

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  1. peterdoyle

    peterdoyle New Member

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    I'm entering high school this year, and I was wondering what sports I should participate in during high school to help for admission to the U.S. Naval Academy. Academically, I have a strong background, and during my freshman year, I will even be taking an honors chemistry course designed for juniors. I know that the Naval Academy will prefer me doing something that I love, but I have no experience in any of the sports that my new school offers, and I want to pick up a new sport in high school. With that said, which sports from this list should I participate in during high school to help me for admission to the U.S. Naval Academy?

    These sports are the only ones offered at my school.

    [Choose One Sport Per Season Only From This List (Assume you have equal or no experience in any of these sports)]

    Fall Sports Season
    - Cross Country
    - Soccer

    Winter Sports Season
    - Swimming
    - Basketball
    - Wrestling

    Spring Sports Season
    - Lacrosse
    - Tennis
    - Baseball
    - Golf

    Also, please explain why you would choose the specific combination? Thank you very much.
     
  2. time2

    time2 Member

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    Suggest you post your questions on the ONE academy forum you are most interested in.
     
  3. futuremid

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    I'd say cross country, swimming, & lax.
    You can't do track & field in the spring?
     
  4. Northstream

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    Previous Experience

    many sports take years to develop needed skill sets, you can't get those back. pick a running sport, a little talent and a ton of hard work will pay better dividends, but you have to enjoy whatever you do or you will quit or get bored.
     
  5. JJaeger

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    xc for running, swimming 'cause it's the navy after all, and lacrosse b/c it's the most running and no t&f
     

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