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