Class of 2022
The Fenwick App!!
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- COLLEGE VISITS TO FENWICK -- VIRTUAL SEPTEMBER 21, 2020 - NOVEMBER 24, 2020
- National College Fairs
- NCAA Registration for rising Seniors
- BSA Architecture/Design *Virtual* College Fair
To all athletes:
A student that is hoping to be recruited to play a collegiate sport in college must be aware of the steps that they must follow in order to be approached by a coach or recruiter from a perspective college.
The Athletic Department works with the Guidance Department and the Fenwick NCAA Liaison to support our students to be successful through the athletic college recruiting process. It is the responsibility of the student to keep all three updated throughout the process.
All athletes are accepted by the Admissions Department of any college NOT the Athletic Department. Grades and SAT scores matter. Your first priority is to focus on doing your best academically. The first Varsity sport of any Crusader is their academic responsibilities and success.
Not all athletes are good enough to play intercollegiate sports nor are all athletes dedicated enough to do what it takes to play an intercollegiate sport while juggling an academic course load in college. The demand on your time and your family/social life is great and you are still expected to maintain a specific GPA. A lot of outstanding high school athletes find it fun and fulfilling to play club sports in college. Talk to your coach. This is not always an easy conversation to have but you need to know; are your skills good enough to play at the college level? If they are; at what level?
Colleges belong to one of two organizations: the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) or the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The primary goal of each organization is to oversee the recruiting and awarding of scholarship monies to amateur student athletes by colleges. The NCAA has three divisions: Division I, II and III. A college may award scholarship monies to an athlete at a Division I or II college but not to a Division III. The NAIA focuses their efforts to awarding scholarships monies to athletes of Division III schools but the colleges must be a member of NAIA.
To be recruited by a college a student must register with the organization that the college belongs. Both organizations have minimum academic requirements that include GPA, SAT/ACT scores. In addition, the NCAA requires the completion and passing of particular core courses. The courses are listed by high school on the NCAA website. This is why we ask students to discuss their dream of playing athletics in college with their Guidance Counselor and keep the counselor up to date with the recruiting process.
Keeping it simple:
Freshman Year --
Focus on your academics and be sure to take a rigorous course load.
Focus on improving your athletic skills and knowledge of the game that you are passionate about.
Read the Student Athlete Handbook of the NCAA to familiarize yourself with what will be expected of you as a student athlete if you decide to pursue playing a sport in college. Each sport has rules of when recruiting may take place which you need to be aware of and respect.
Discuss your dream with both your coach and your Guidance Counselor.
Be sure to keep the rigor in your academic schedule.
Take advantage of all opportunities to play your sport: to improve and to be seen by potential recruiters.
Register with the NCAA and become knowledgeable of the rules for your particular sport.
Keep your coach and Guidance Counselor updated as to your progress.
Keep up the focus on your rigorous academic schedule.
Potential candidates for NCAA Division I or II colleges must be registered as a Student Athlete with the NCAA before the close of this academic year. Your transcript for the first six semesters of high school will be sent to the NCAA as soon as school is over but only if you appear on the Bishop Fenwick roster of student athletes registered with the NCAA. Recruiters will need to review your NCAA registration which includes your transcript. Final transcripts are mailed electronically sent between June 15th and the July 1st.
Be sure to register for the SAT or ACT. Despite the many changes in college admissions for the Class of 2021, the NCAA is maintaining the requirement for SAT/ACT scores for its student athletes.
Be sure to keep your Guidance Counselor aware of your plans by providing them with a list of schools that you are interested in playing your sport as well as a list of schools that are a good academic match for you. These two lists may be similar but not necessarily the same.
Focus on earning high grades especially first and second quarters. College Admissions will be viewing the rigor of the courses you are taking, grades earned and attendance.
Follow through with college visits.
Keep both your coaches and your Guidance Counselor updated on your admission process.
Once you have made a decision of what college to attend and play for, notify Mr. Woods, Athletic Director and Ms. McLaughlin, BF Liaison to the NCAA of your decision.
Once you have notified us of your decision, expect to be contacted for a Photo Op so that we can publically announce and celebrate your decision.
Your Final Transcript will be sent to the NCAA once the academic year closes and Final Transcripts are available.
If you or your parents have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Mr. Woods for athletic questions, your Guidance Counselor for academic concerns or Ms. McLaughlin for academic concerns specific to the NCAA qualifications.