Hi there. This is probably a very repetitive question that gets asked a lot. My biggest concern right now is not getting a nomination because I’m not qualified because I don’t play sports. I would love to go to the USAFA but I really don’t know if I should even apply because I don’t play a school or club sport. I know that the vast majority of appointees were varsity lettered. I also know that sports are important not just because of athletic achievement but because they demonstrate leadership, teamwork, endurance, attention to detail, etc. etc. Besides the no sports thing, I think I have good stats in other areas. I am a drill instructor in marching band. We’ve gone to nationals, we work hard, we run, we demonstrate teamwork and endurance. As drill instructor I have been in charge of almost 50 people and their well-being. I am a primary teacher who is responsible for leading the group, teaching the drill, and building the culture of the group. I have a 35 ACT, 3.9 GPA, top 6% of my class. I am Vice President of mu alpha theta, and secretary of key club. I’m also in NHS and DECA. For DECA I was in the top 10 people of my category at internationals last year. In concert band I have made the all region band twice. I did track and field and figure skating in middle school but I quit as soon as I reached high school because of marching band. I don’t regret it, marching band has taught me life lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life. Sorry for the long rant. I just want to understand if I have any chances of going to USAFA. Do I even have a chance to be nominated by my congressman? Why would they nominate somebody without sports participation? I don’t know. Someone lay it on me.