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How to Win a Sports Scholarship Paperback – December, 1994


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Student-athletes receive a fine game plan on paying for college based on sports abilities and scholarships keyed to sports. Over thirty sports, from archery and wrestling to football and baseball, are covered in a title which tells how to win such a scholarship - even if you're not the star of the team. -- Midwest Book Review

About the Author

Penny Hastings and Todd Caven have established themselves as experts in the field of collegiate athletic scholarships. Penny helped her son Todd coordinate a sports scholarship campaign which resulted in scholarship offers from several major universities. They also carried out elaborate research, including their College Recruiting Survey of over 500 college coaches, in addition to discussions with hundreds of high school coaches and counselors, college financial aid and admissions officers, and student-athletes and their parents. Their personal experience and this extensive research convinced them there was a strong need for this book.

Penny Hastings is a professional writer and consultant who lives in Northern California. She is a nationally syndicated newspaper columnist on women's sports issues and is an advisory board member of the Women's Sports Foundation. Hastings is on staff at the Press Democrat, a New York Times newspaper. Her latest book, Sports For Her, is about high school sports for girls.

Todd Caven attended Stanford University where he played soccer for four years on an athletic scholarship. As part of his financial aid package, Caven worked in the Stanford Athletic Department and assisted in the recruitment of high school student-athletes. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford in 1991 and currently resides in Austin, Texas.

Hastings presents popular seminars based on How To Win A Sports Scholarship to high school student-athletes, parents and coaches across the country. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 246 pages
  • Publisher: First Base Sports (December 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1884309046
  • ISBN-13: 978-1884309045
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.6 x 10.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,679,570 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 5, 2003
Format: Paperback
This was an invaluable aid in our recruitment process. It is a very easy to follow guide for letter writing, organization of schools, and user-friendly in it's entire format. While using this book as a starting place, it was necessary to find additional resources of information. But this was great to get us started.
We have recommended this book to other sports parents, many have found it helpful in a very long, confusing process.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Babette E. Donaldson on June 19, 2008
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As the parent of a high school junior in the throes of preparing for College, I wish I had found this book 5 years ago. It is easily the best organized step-by-step handbook I've ever seen to prepare for scholarship applications. Many of the suggestions apply beyond sports. It especially helped me communicate with my son about what we needed to do.

I recommend it to all teens and their parents.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Susan S. Johnson on July 12, 2007
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This mother and son co-author team offers a comprehensive workbook to help young men and women obtain one of the 150,000 collegiate athletic scholarships in 35 different sports. Armed with the tools, strategies and game plan offered in "How to Win a Sports Scholarship", you don't have to be a super star athlete to obtain a scholarship. The authors have done their homework, as the book is extensively researched, thorough, and well indexed. It should be in every high school guidance department, as it is an outstanding resource for students hoping to obtain a sports scholarship.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ann M. Quinn on November 15, 2008
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This "how to" book is a must have for every family with teenagers interested in sports. It fills the gap left by overworked high school/career/college counselors who don't have the time to create a personalized approach to scholarship applications. As early as 13 yrs old, students and their parents should use this book to guide their thinking about schools and scholarships. It is systematic and easy to follow, and its suggestions work. The authors continue to update it every two years, so information is timely. I highly recommend it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Regan E on November 9, 2007
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Super workbook that not only provides step by step guidance, but also expands your knowledge and options! As a college counselor, I always recommend it to my sports-minded clients and I refer to it frequently myself. Every parent with a college bound student can benefit from this insider/outsider perspective of college scholarship opportunities.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. Daniels on March 20, 2007
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As an educator, I find this revision to be both thorough and accurate. I recommend it to any student-athlete who is looking for college financial assistance in these days of spiraling costs. It is a valuable tool that works!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 9, 1998
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Excellent resource for practical and anecdotal guidance on how to be recruited for a college sports scholarship. The quotes from successful students and the worksheet examples are particularly useful.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Pamela Robbins on March 30, 2009
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I really like this book and it helped me. And, yes, my son did win a basketball scholarship!
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