Recruited Athlete Stats?

AEB1968

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Just curious if there are stats or just thoughts on how many USCGA appointments are recruited athletes? It seems a lot of the EA acceptances, just in my unscientific review of the thread, were athletes. Unfortunately my daughter, while being recruited as a DIII Athlete at other colleges, plays sports not available at USCGA (Field Hockey and Ski Racing). I'm curious if it's a big disadvantage to not play a sport fielded at the academy (she'd like to be on the rowing team but has no experience)? Her academics are excellent and she is a musician as well, for reference.
 

grevar

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Just curious if there are stats or just thoughts on how many USCGA appointments are recruited athletes? It seems a lot of the EA acceptances, just in my unscientific review of the thread, were athletes. Unfortunately my daughter, while being recruited as a DIII Athlete at other colleges, plays sports not available at USCGA (Field Hockey and Ski Racing). I'm curious if it's a big disadvantage to not play a sport fielded at the academy (she'd like to be on the rowing team but has no experience)? Her academics are excellent and she is a musician as well, for reference.

There are not as many "recruited athletes" as you probably think. Also remember that being "recruited" for a NCAA DIII institution is much different than being recruited for a DI school. The applicant must still be highly qualified and at CGA, fall within height/weight standards.

To answer your question, it is not a disadvantage to not play a varsity sport at the academy. There are plenty of club sports to play as well.
 

AEB1968

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Thanks again for you insight! I may suggest that she reach out to the Rowing coach just so she can express her interest.
 
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