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cmattos
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Student Athlete

Postby cmattos » Mon Aug 23, 2010 6:46 pm

Anyone have any insight as to what kind of impact/boost being a DI female athlete during UG will have? with a 3.7 GPA..haven't taken LSAT yet. Thanks

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JazzOne
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Re: Student Athlete

Postby JazzOne » Mon Aug 23, 2010 6:49 pm

Athletics will probably influence your cycle very little. On the bright side, your GPA is solid.

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merichard87
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Re: Student Athlete

Postby merichard87 » Mon Aug 23, 2010 6:51 pm

Nice soft. Probably not going to put you into schools your numbers don't qualify for.

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Re: Student Athlete

Postby kalvano » Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:05 pm

It won't. The GPA is going to be quite helpful, though.


Cue the "but being an athlete is so hard" trolls soon.

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Re: Student Athlete

Postby Patriot1208 » Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:17 pm

kalvano wrote:It won't. The GPA is going to be quite helpful, though.


Cue the "but being an athlete is so hard" trolls soon.


It is hard, but I know it won't help me either. Nor do I see anyone complain about it.

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Re: Student Athlete

Postby Classygal87 » Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:39 pm

It is extremely hard to be a D1 athlete and have a 3.7.
I commend you for the accomplishment.
25-30 hours of practice/training/ect. a week plus
being physically drained from your 6am workout in class
does not make things easy, then add in travel and it only gets tougher.
Anyone who says it's easy has obviously never done it!
I think some schools where your numbers are borderline
will really appreciate it (But numbers are obviously very important to).
It definitely shows discipline though.

Good luck!

cmattos
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Re: Student Athlete

Postby cmattos » Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:05 pm

THANK YOU classygal. You hit the nail on the head with that one. Plus I have a ton of other extracurriculars and honors societies/part time work at the same time as well.

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Re: Student Athlete

Postby JakeL » Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:44 am

Classygal87 wrote:It is extremely hard to be a D1 athlete and have a 3.7.
I commend you for the accomplishment.
25-30 hours of practice/training/ect. a week plus
being physically drained from your 6am workout in class
does not make things easy, then add in travel and it only gets tougher.
Anyone who says it's easy has obviously never done it!
I think some schools where your numbers are borderline
will really appreciate it (But numbers are obviously very important to).
It definitely shows discipline though.

Good luck!


+1. I think this is a very strong soft. At this point though, it really does depend on your LSAT though. After that, I definitely think it makes you a stronger candidate for your reach schools. Good luck.




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