The Athletic-Academic Connection: Part 2

Good Grades = More Scholarship Opportunities The NCAA has spent the past twenty-five years creating recruiting rules for four specific purposes:  To create a level playing field among the three divisions To react to rules abuses by member institutions and coaches To ease the pressure placed on prospects by coaches To improve the academic responsibility and … Read more

The Athletic-Academic Connection: Part I

Financial Aid Packaging: Colleges’ Way of Making Freshman Year Affordable Packaging is a term used by college admissions officials and coaches to describe financial assistance for prospective  college student-athletes.  It occurs at every level of college sports, even NCAA Division I.   Surprised?  Well, you aren’t alone.  Very few parents and athletes are aware this happens, much … Read more

Jamison Sacco Named to All-America Team

Popular Web Site Taps Freshman Heavyweight Jamison Sacco of Western New England College continues to receive awards even after wrestling season has long past. A native of Syracuse, New York, and former NSR prospect, Jamison was recently named to the d3wrestling.com All-Freshman Team in the 285-lb. division.  He enjoyed a tremendous season for the Golden Bears … Read more

The Inescapable, Critical Role of Academics in Recruiting

A New and Informative Series for Prospects and Parents Good academic performance is the optimum pathway for making college affordable for aspiring, high school student-athletes and their parents. We often find that parents and prospects are surprised to learn that a majority of college athletes are not offered full athletic scholarships but instead are presented … Read more

NCAA Proposes End to Controversial Verbal Offers

Prospects, Parents and Coaches Breathe a Sigh of Relief In a surprising, but long-coming announcement, the NCAA last week said that legislation would be introduced which, if passed, would bring an end to the controversial practice of verbal offers from member coaches to prospects.  The proposal would pertain to all NCAA sports and divisions.  With passage, … Read more

Alexis Jones Makes USA Junior Squad

NSR Prospect Picked to Represent USA When the invitation arrived from the USA Junior National Basketball Team Committee, NSR basketball prospect, Alexis Jones from McArthur High in Irvine, Texas, knew she desperately wanted to make the 16U squad.  A rising junior at McArthur, the 5’9” guard wanted to compete with the best.  Given a chance … Read more

Kayla Myers Sets NC All-time Record for Hits

Two Homers in State Playoffs Put Swain County Star in the Books For NSR softball prospect, Kayla Myers, setting records was nothing new.  In fact, it had become her habit.  By the end of her junior year at Swain County High in Bryson City, North Carolina, Kayla had already helped lead the volleyball team to a … Read more

Morgan Cary Sees Dream Come True

With No College Options in Sight, Cary Family Turned to NSR Morgan Cary is the quintessential NSR high school prospect, but with a twist, or a twist and a half.  Like thousands of other high school seniors, Morgan wanted to play college sports.  And as a promising young athlete, Morgan had set her sights on … Read more

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