WHO WANTS A FULL-RIDE? A FEW TIPS ON WHAT COLLEGE COACHES LOOK FOR DURING RECRUITING
The main question that young women have for college athletes is,
andnbsp;andldquo;How did you get a full-ride scholarship?andrdquo;
The easy answer is get good grades and work really hard. Unfortunately, that is a vague answer and it does not help young women prepare the way that is necessary to receive the great reward of a full-ride scholarship. A full-ride scholarship is a reward given to athletes that pays full tuition, room and board, textbooks, athletic gear and meals. As awesome as a full-ride scholarship sounds it is not easily earned. Here are some tips for how to receive one:
Grades: Student-athlete NOT athlete-student! A school cannot play an athlete that has not done the proper work in the classroom due to NCAA rules. Many athletes do not make it into college because they do not have the acceptable GPA and SAT or ACT scores after high school. A coach will sometimes overlook an athlete with low grades because when season comes around they need eligible players. IF yo [Read More
published August 6, 2013 at 1:04pm EDT
[VIDEO] MEET THE GATORADE 2013 ATHLETE OF THE YEAR NOMINEES
Pretty Tough interviews nominees for the Gatorade 2013 Athlete of the Year Awards on July 16th: Lauren Carlini, Morgan Andrews, Kendell Williams, Carley Hoover, Mercedes Russell and Sarah Baxter at the W Hotel in Hollywood, California.
Two of these girls played football in high school!!
published July 22, 2013 at 4:49pm EDT
CALLING ALL ATHLETES!
Elite athletes are constantly under a media microscope and are considered role models in the eyes of society regardless if it is something they desire. In a world where the tragic stories of Aaron Hernandez and Oscar Pistorious are whatandrsquo;s spread over the television or news of the performance enhancing drug scandals of Lance Armstrong, Alex Rodriguez and most recent Tyson Gay are the top stories, it is easy to question if athletes should be considered role models.
So often the media focuses their attention on the negatives of sport rather than the positive. In a society that places importance on the number of twitter followers rather than performance, I think it is time that athletes step up and take being a role model more seriously. Obviously, as we have seen all athletes are human and are not immune to making wrong life choices. Because of this it is even more important for us to reach out to our communities and give kids something positive to emulate.
Many athletes have [Read More
published July 17, 2013 at 4:19pm EDT
NOW INTRODUCING: MARISSA KASTANEK!
My name is Marissa Kastanek and I am a new blogger on Women Talk Sports. I am taking this opportunity on my first blog to introduce myself and give a preview of some the topics I will be discussing in my blogs. Thank you for taking time to read my posts and I will do my best to write about some thought provoking topics that can improve the game of women's basketball.andnbsp;
I grew up on a farm in small town Nebraska where I played soccer, volleyball, basketball, and ran track. I went to high school at Crete High School and Lincoln Southeast High School where I accumulated on state championship in track and one in basketball. I played summer basketball with the Cornhusker Shooting Stars.andnbsp;
I attended North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina where I majored in Psychology and obtained three minors: Spanish, Sports Science, and Coaching Education. I played basketball for the Wolfpack Women from 2009-2013 and was a four year starter.andnbsp;
I w [Read More
published July 15, 2013 at 2:02pm EDT
WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL RECRUITING - THE EIGHTY PERCENT RULE
If there's any area of basketball that might be impervious to any kind of stat-based analysis, it's high school basketball. Pro basketball is the least impervious - most teams are on an equal footing. College basketball is a bit more difficult, with the increasing unlikeliness that the best teams will play each other in a season. How do you determine which team really is the best out of the 345 or so teams?For high school, magnify that final question several orders of magnitude. In America, high school basketball is a collection of little kingdoms and empires. Once in a blue moon someone hears of great champions and scouts and mavens go to visit these far-off realms and tell tales of a Diamond DeShields or a Kaela Davis, but we must depend on the judgments of a handful of people who might have seen both players play - and likely, not against each other. Record keeping in high school basketball is spotty at best. Lee Michaelson at Full Court Press writes about the state of high [Read More
published June 26, 2013 at 1:15pm EDT
2014 RECRUIT CENTER JATARIE WHITE RECENTLY VISITED KENTUCKY, LOUISVILLE, AND TENNESSEE
While a lot of top players in the class of 2013 waited until fall to commit, the class of 2014 may move a little sooner.
Internet chatter says Jatarie White, a 6-4 center from Charlotte, N.C., may be the next big name in the class to make a decision with an announcement coming this summer.
White recently made a road swing through the Bluegrass state with stops at Kentucky and Louisville as well as Tennessee at least twice. The Lady Vols are very high on White, who has size and skill. She was the AP and Gatorade state player of the year in North Carolina and averaged 19.0 points, 10.6 rebounds, 3.2 blocks and 1.8 steals last season for Providence Day School.
Post is a position of need for Tennessee, and the Lady Vols also have considerable interest in Makayla Waterman, a 6-2 forward from Kettering, Ohio, and LaJahna Drummer, a 6-2 forward from Los Angeles, Calif.
published June 14, 2013 at 8:00am EDT