Student Athlete's Guide to College

Student Athlete's Guide to College

by Hilary Abramson, Princeton Review Publishing Staff
     
 
The Student Athlete's Guide to College is your start-to-finish game plan to competing in NCAA sports. More than just a collection of rules, requirements and scholarship listings, it's a guide to overall college success, both on the field on off.

This guide will help you:
  • Navigate the complex recruiting process
  • Understand the official
  • Overview

    The Student Athlete's Guide to College is your start-to-finish game plan to competing in NCAA sports. More than just a collection of rules, requirements and scholarship listings, it's a guide to overall college success, both on the field on off.

    This guide will help you:

  • Navigate the complex recruiting process
  • Understand the official NCAA, NAIA and NJCAA eligibility rules
  • Attract the attention of college coaches
  • Write winning letters and resumes
  • Evaluate coaches and athletic programs
  • Win athletic scholarships
  • Learn techniques for scoring high on the SAT and ACT, with the Princeton Review Assessment test

    The guide also includes contact information for athletic associations, governing bodies and academic organizations.

  • Editorial Reviews

    VOYA - Voya Reviews
    Abramson teams up with The Princeton Review to prepare an essential tool for college-bound athletes. A former scholar/athlete at Harvard University, the author provides well-documented chapters with a variety of information that might be useful for nonathletes as well. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), established in 1906 and comprised of more than 1,200 colleges, conferences, organizations, and individuals, is the national governing body on collegiate athletics, establishing uniform rules and regulations for competition and safety. The differences between the three NCAA divisions and their subdivisions are outlined, along with their specific requirements. Two chapters are devoted to selecting and evaluating the schools and their athletic programs. Abramson presents many valid and wide-ranging questions for prospective students to ponder, from size, location, and type of school to what to expect from the recruitment process. Interviews with six coaches--three female and three male--provide additional insight into college sports. Ample discussion is given to athletic scholarships and academics. Jay Rosner of The Princeton Review contributes helpful hints and strategies for taking the SAT/ACT, with sample questions and answers provided. The relationship between professional sports teams and some colleges and universities is included in a brief but important chapter. Abramson is extremely thorough in her approach to the subject of college athletics, providing sample cover letters, resumes, copies of the NCAA guide, and information about the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), as well as a glossary. This highly recommended resource contains a wealth ofinformation that certainly will help many students by making the college search process easier to manage. Glossary. Illus. Photos. Charts. Further Reading. VOYA CODES: 5Q 4P S (Hard to imagine it being any better written; Broad general YA appeal; Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12). 1999, Princeton Review/Random, Ages 16 to 18, 227p, $12 Oversize pb. Reviewer: Brenda Moses-Allen

    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780375754265
    Publisher:
    Random House Information Group
    Publication date:
    09/14/1999
    Series:
    Princeton Review Series
    Pages:
    227
    Product dimensions:
    7.78(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.68(d)

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