From School Library Journal
Grade 9 Up—In this nuts-and-bolts guide, Brown offers candid advice about a very competitive process that focuses as much on eligibility (academics) as on athletic prowess. Coaches Debbie Southern (Furman University), John Cossaboon (Gonzaga University), and others tell readers what they look for in a student athlete. Citing passion for the game, ability to balance academics with sports, and willingness to learn, it is clear that athleticism is only part of the equation. The prospective student-athlete (PSA) will find NCAA timelines and visiting rules (which vary by division), scholarships by sport, and more. Chapters contain an outlined narrative in which bulleted information, charts and tables, and glossaries are integrated. Real-life successes and mix-ups appear throughout, including that of "Liz," a field hockey player who was dropped from recruitment because her email address contained her birth date, "420," a popular drug reference. Not limited to the recruitment process, the final chapters offer team rules and general college advice.—Vicki Reutter, Cazenovia High School, NY
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"This book is designed to help anyone who is interested in competing in college athletics. Brown’s insight will help you become more successful both as a student and as an athlete." Schellas Hyndman, men’s soccer coach, Southern Methodist University
"This is a must-read for any high school athlete interested in competing on the college level." Gary Clark, director of athletics, Furman University
"Practical information and solid illustrations will help the prospective student-athlete immensely." Robert A. Hynes, PhD, assistant dean for student support services, Fitchburg State College