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D1 athlete

Postby mswashington » Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:04 pm

I have sat down with a dean of admissions at a state law school and they have informed me that when looking at applications they do take into account athletes, because they know how time consuming it is having to commit to athletics year around. My gpa is not high only a 2.8 and my diagnostic test was a 155 with not much studying at all. If I can score around a 158-160 will the fact that I was a D1 athlete my entire collegiate career be able to make up for some of my poor gpa?

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Re: D1 athlete

Postby RELIC » Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:07 pm

Honestly, no it won't help much. Law school admissions heavily weights GPA and LSAT Score over other factors.

The only thing that might save you is if you are a minority...

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Re: D1 athlete

Postby mswashington » Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:11 pm

so you think it would be a waste to even apply? How high of an LSAT score would I need to try and balance it out?

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Re: D1 athlete

Postby banana$$stand » Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:18 pm

mswashington wrote:so you think it would be a waste to even apply? How high of an LSAT score would I need to try and balance it out?



What school?

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Re: D1 athlete

Postby mswashington » Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:21 pm

Seattle, University of Oregon, and Roger Williams

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Re: D1 athlete

Postby banana$$stand » Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:27 pm

mswashington wrote:Seattle, University of Oregon, and Roger Williams



I think you can definitely sneak into these schools with a 160 LSAT.
But you said you've done minimal studying--155 is a nice place to start. One can definitely improve more than a few points on dat LSAT.
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Re: D1 athlete

Postby Tom Joad » Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:29 pm

I think adcomms view it differently if it is a time consuming sport like football versus some bullshit made up sport like crew or something.

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Re: D1 athlete

Postby mswashington » Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:32 pm

Tom Joad wrote:I think adcomms view it differently if it is a time consuming sport like football versus some bullshit made up sport like crew or something.


its cross country, indoor track, and outdoor track, is that a bull shit sport?

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Re: D1 athlete

Postby Ruxin1 » Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:34 pm

mswashington wrote:
Tom Joad wrote:I think adcomms view it differently if it is a time consuming sport like football versus some bullshit made up sport like crew or something.


its cross country, indoor track, and outdoor track, is that a bull shit sport?


Pretty much, any nat'l titles/all american status, etc? The most important consideration in admissions is LSAT/GPA and URM Status.

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Re: D1 athlete

Postby fluffythepenguin » Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:36 pm

If your diagnostic was 155 after just a little studying, you should be aiming for 170+ on the real thing. Don't sell yourself short.

Also, are you an URM?

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Re: D1 athlete

Postby mswashington » Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:37 pm

yeah i've been an all american a few times, but i don't think thats really going to do anything at all.
no im not an URM

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Re: D1 athlete

Postby Ruxin1 » Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:41 pm

mswashington wrote:yeah i've been an all american a few times, but i don't think thats really going to do anything at all.
no im not an URM


Excelling at something is definitely more impressive than just a run of the mill soft...You may outperform your numbers a little but nothing substantial, you really need to rock the LSAT, check out the prep forums and devote 3+ months of hardcore studying.

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Re: D1 athlete

Postby mswashington » Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:45 pm

Ruxin1 wrote:
mswashington wrote:yeah i've been an all american a few times, but i don't think thats really going to do anything at all.
no im not an URM


Excelling at something is definitely more impressive than just a run of the mill soft...You may outperform your numbers a little but nothing substantial, you really need to rock the LSAT, check out the prep forums and devote 3+ months of hardcore studying.


I am setting myself up to take it in June so if it does not work out as planned I can retake it in October before sending in applications. I am also enrolled in a Testmasters class. Thank you for the feedback

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Re: D1 athlete

Postby isuperserial » Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:57 am

mswashington wrote:
Ruxin1 wrote:
mswashington wrote:yeah i've been an all american a few times, but i don't think thats really going to do anything at all.
no im not an URM


Excelling at something is definitely more impressive than just a run of the mill soft...You may outperform your numbers a little but nothing substantial, you really need to rock the LSAT, check out the prep forums and devote 3+ months of hardcore studying.


I am setting myself up to take it in June so if it does not work out as planned I can retake it in October before sending in applications. I am also enrolled in a Testmasters class. Thank you for the feedback


I am also taking in June and I am also in a Testmasters class. If you do ALL the homework and go through ALL the practice tests, there is no reason why you can't improve by 10 points. That will open a hell of a lot more doors for you than any extra-curricular.

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Re: D1 athlete

Postby TheThriller » Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:06 pm

D1 athlete here. My cycle went according to my numbers.

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Re: D1 athlete

Postby Greyhound42 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:10 pm

Some schools' applications wanted to know this specifically, and the fact that I spent 40+ hours training each week for a few years as a DI athlete (also running), I think it looks similar to other softs -- shows some commitment, hard work, etc.
My cycle was pretty predictable based on my numbers, still.
I could see it being a big boost if Manti Te'o or Geno Smith, but otherwise probably not.

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Re: D1 athlete

Postby Tekrul » Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:56 pm

I'll share my experience fwiw.

I was also a D1 athlete, first team AA, etc. To the schools I applied to, I was generally in the median with LSAT and about 0.3-0.4 below the 25th percentile for GPA.

I was wl by 2, I withdrew
Rejected by 1
Admitted to 3
And I've yet to hear back from 2

I am not urm, I have no other particularly strong softs.


A friend in my year and school was also D1 with me. He made the Beijing Games, he's older than me but we finished school at the same time due to his time off. He was below the 25th percentile for both GPA / LSAT by 0.3-0.4 / 4-5. To the same 8 schools I'm talking about he was

Reject by 6
Admit to 1
Yet to hear from 1

We both applied to other schools but these are the 8 we had in common.

Although the news may seem grim, please take away the positive point of my message, he and I beat the odds given that our scores were significantly below the 25th percentile on one or both GPA/LSAT and got acceptances.

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Re: D1 athlete

Postby WanderingPondering » Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:42 am

mswashington wrote:yeah i've been an all american a few times, but i don't think thats really going to do anything at all.
no im not an URM


So judging by your area of preference, xc/track, non-urm status...Jordan Hasay in the house?!?!

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Re: D1 athlete

Postby Yukos » Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:27 pm

WanderingPondering wrote:
mswashington wrote:yeah i've been an all american a few times, but i don't think thats really going to do anything at all.
no im not an URM


So judging by your area of preference, xc/track, non-urm status...Jordan Hasay in the house?!?!


Naw, Jordan is from CA and goes to school in OR; OP's name is "MsWashington."

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Re: D1 athlete

Postby TheThriller » Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:47 pm

Yukos wrote:
WanderingPondering wrote:
mswashington wrote:yeah i've been an all american a few times, but i don't think thats really going to do anything at all.
no im not an URM


So judging by your area of preference, xc/track, non-urm status...Jordan Hasay in the house?!?!


Naw, Jordan is from CA and goes to school in OR; OP's name is "MsWashington."


Lol, how come we are all D1 track/xc athletes. In my experience with D1 girls teams, the distribution of attractiveness is heavily bimodal

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Re: D1 athlete

Postby Yukos » Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:57 pm

TheThriller wrote:
Yukos wrote:
WanderingPondering wrote:
mswashington wrote:yeah i've been an all american a few times, but i don't think thats really going to do anything at all.
no im not an URM


So judging by your area of preference, xc/track, non-urm status...Jordan Hasay in the house?!?!


Naw, Jordan is from CA and goes to school in OR; OP's name is "MsWashington."


Lol, how come we are all D1 track/xc athletes. In my experience with D1 girls teams, the distribution of attractiveness is heavily bimodal


Knowing you, I'm sure you tested this theory extensively.

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Re: D1 athlete

Postby WanderingPondering » Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:21 pm

TheThriller wrote:
Yukos wrote:
WanderingPondering wrote:
mswashington wrote:yeah i've been an all american a few times, but i don't think thats really going to do anything at all.
no im not an URM


So judging by your area of preference, xc/track, non-urm status...Jordan Hasay in the house?!?!


Naw, Jordan is from CA and goes to school in OR; OP's name is "MsWashington."


Lol, how come we are all D1 track/xc athletes. In my experience with D1 girls teams, the distribution of attractiveness is heavily bimodal



I think the attractiveness of girls D1 xc/track teams is skewed heavily toward the higher end. I mean, you are limiting the distribution pool to extremely athletic and fit girls. Yes, some (far tooo too many) suffer eating disorders - but for the most part its a pretty attractive crew.

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Re: D1 athlete

Postby Tom Joad » Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:24 pm

(doods who judge women based on outward appearances)

lol at you little plebs

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Re: D1 athlete

Postby WanderingPondering » Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:52 pm

Tom Joad wrote:(doods who judge women based on outward appearances)

lol at you little plebs


Its more judging outward appearances based on outward appearances.

But, back on topic OP, my cycle also went according to my numbers. I wasn't an all-star in college, but I scored/medaled at my conference meets.




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