I am applying to both USNA and USCGA, and should I be able to receive an appointment to both, I am trying to determine which is my number one. Obviously, I want to serve and always have. Educationally, I want to be a naval architect, and both schools have this major as well. Service-wise, I want to be on a ship/boat in some form or fashion. Therefore, both schools seem to be pretty even, and football could be a possibly deciding factor as the more important factors seem to apply to both schools. I would love any advice about the possible advantages of being on either team (should I make the team), as well as any personal experiences from those who have participated in either sports program.