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Athletics on Campus: If You Are Not Recruited But Still Want to Play (page 2)

By — John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Updated on Jul 20, 2010

Extracurricular Clubs Focused On Athletics

There is literally something for everyone in college athletics. If you have a particular athletic interest that is not represented by a varsity team, club sport, or intramural activity, chances are there will be an extracurricular club that will allow you to participate. We've seen extracurricular clubs for everything from mountaineering and ice climbing to mountain biking, kayaking, and roller-skiing. And if by some remote chance, the activity you want to do is not available on your campus, you can always start your own club!

Being Active 

 Finally, there is the most basic level of college athletics: being active and getting some exercise every day. Most colleges and universities have gyms and workout facilities open to all students; many of them rank among the best in the world. Avail yourself of the opportunity to use these facilities for regular workouts or pickup games while you're on campus.

"I worked out twice a day, in the wee early morning hours before breakfast and at the end of the day before I went to bed," Erika notes. "We had a full fitness center with trainers and everything, so it was easy to stick to."

Addtional Resources

    Wheeler, Dion. A Parent's and Student-Athlete's Guide to Athletic Scholarships - Getting Money Without Being Taken for a (Full) Ride. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2000.

    Wheeler, Dion. The Sports Scholarships Insider's Guide"Getting Money for  College at Any Division.
    Naperville, Ill.: Sourcebooks, 2005.

     

     

Campus Confidential Mentors and Uber-Mentors:

Campus Confidential contains the collective advice of a a diverse group of people who have traveled the road to college. Some are recent college graduates who can counsel you on the college experience as it is today. Other are a few years removed from their college days and can provide a longer view of the decisions you will need to make before, during, and after college. Here is a little bit about the mentors and uber-mentors in these articles.


Dan Bissell – Campus Confidential Uber-Mentor

Portland, Oregon

B.A. Middlebury College cum laude, 1993. Major: Geology

M. D. University of Colorado School of Medicine, Adler Scholar, 2002

 

Tom Teh Chiu – Campus Confidential Uber-Mentor

Brooklyn, New York

B. A. Yale University, 1993. Major: double major in Chemistry and Music

M. M. Juilliard School, 1995

M Juilliard School, 2001


Jim Bright – Campus Confidential Uber-Mentor

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

B. A. Duke University, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1997. Major: History

 

Amanda Cramer – Campus Confidential Uber-Mentor

Paso Robles, California

B.A. Cornell University Phi Beta Kappa, 1993. Major: Mathematics

Graduate study in food science – Enology, University of California at Davis 1997-2000

 

Zoe Robbins – Campus Confidential Uber-Mentor

Gouldsboro, Maine

B.A. (1) Wellesley College magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1997. Major: Economics

B.A. (2) University of Pennsylvania, 2001. Major: Nursing

 

Carolyn Koegler – Campus Confidential Uber-Mentor

Hopkinton, New Hampshire

B. A. Tufts University, cum laude, 1993. Double major: History and Spanish

 

Erik Norton – Campus Confidential Uber-Mentor

Boston, Massachusetts

B. A. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1993. Major: Mathematics

 

Lyndsee Dickson – Campus Confidential Mentor

Concord, New Hampshire

B.A. New York University, cum laude, 2004. Major: East Asian studies

 

Kevin Donovan – Campus Confidential Mentor

Somerville, Massachusetts

B.A. Boston College, honors in the major, 1993. Major: English, Minor: Creative Writing

 

Tiffany Chan – Campus Confidential Mentor

Concord, New Hampshire

B.S. New York University, 2005. Major: Communication Science

 

Erica Eubanks – Campus Confidential Mentor

Memphis, Tennessee

B.A. Tennessee State University, National Deans List, 2003. Major: Criminal Justice

 

Dave Irwin – Campus Confidential Mentor

Carlisle, Massachusetts

B.A. Middlebury College departmental honors, 2004. Major: American Civilization, Minor: Education

 

Chase Johnson – Campus Confidential Mentor

London, England

B. A. Duke University, with Phi Alpha Theta distinction in history, 2005. Major: History

 

Aaron Paskalis – Campus Confidential Mentor

Magnolia, Massachusetts

West Point Military Academy, then transferred to UMass Amherst

B. A. University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 2005. Major: Legal studies 

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