How much does being decent at a sport affect college admissions?
I'm a decent runner, not the best on my team or in the area, but in the top percents. Could this help me significantly, or is it more dependent of academic ability? And this is for just getting in, not scholarships. #college #sports #college-admissions #high-school
It affects a lot.
it means that you are honorable and respect rules. You are one that will play fair and focus on the game, while maintaining a character that is noteworthy and upright.
Those who play dirty, eventually loose. Have you heard of a certain olympic team, who may not be allowed to play?
The dishonor is too great, It is better to get accustomed to good rules of order now, and be held in high esteem in everything you do later when the penalties are not just sitting on a bench for cheating.
It puts you ahead of the bunch who cannot conduct themselves in a fair and honorable manner.
Eventually those who play fair are trusted and seen in high regards.
Being admitted into college takes in a lot of factors that being said the fact that you play sports can indeed help. It shows potential colleges that you've taken time outside of school to participate in extra curricular activities. Not to mention that while playing a sport it requires discipline, attention to detail, and a desire to get better which are all traits that are valued in a person.
Obviously your grades still play a huge part in your admission but extra curricular activities such as sports definitely help your case.