I know that being athletic is important for the AF Academy, but just how important are actual school team sports? We have a daughter who is young, but determined that she wants to attend the Academy. Academically, she is right where she probably needs to be for her age. She is in middle school (8th grade), attending a magnet school focused on STEM, and is on their GT track. She has taken Algebra, Geometry and is currently in Algebra II. All her other academic classes are Honors level as well. She makes excellent grades. She has tried many team sports, and hasn't really enjoyed any of them. She is athletic, however. She has taken Karate since she was six years old and is on target to get her black belt before she is finished with high school, or soon after. The Karate school doesn't do competitions, however. They prefer to focus on their skills than competing. She also studies fencing, and has been asked to join the fencing school's competitive team next year. This will give her a sport, just not a school sponsored sport. So is it important that she has 'lettered' in a school sport, or are non-school activities weighed equally? Thank you for reading.