Google Analytic :
Everywhere else in the world, after high school, student-athletes face a difficult choice : concentrate on studies and sacrifice athletics or focus on athletics to the detriment of studies.
In the first case, students always regret not having been able to fulfill their full potential in sports and in the second case players have a hard time changing careers if they suffer a severe injury or when their athletic career eventually comes to an end. College sports does allow students to achieve a two folded academic and athletic goal because their academic schedule is planned to combine training sessions, competition and classes run by qualified coaches and elite competition but they also receive a valuable university degree. For non native English speakers, it is also an opportunity to become bilingual, which is a great asset in today’s professional market. Life on campus obviously revolves around studying but also around student-athletes’s performances during competitions, which creates a unique and memorable atmosphere.
Typically, studying in the USA can cost between $20,000 USD and $60,000 USD per year. However, depending on the student-athlete’s academic or athletic abilities, academic scholarships and athletic scholarships are available. Depending on the student-athlete’s abilities , those scholarships can be partial or complete :
Compared to most countries in the world, sports holds a unique place in the USA. To start with, in many sports, playing college sports is a must before accessing the professional ranks. So did many reknown professional athletes such as Tom Brady (Football , University of Michigan), Michael Jordan (Basketball, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill), Mia Hamm (Soccer, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill) and Michael Phelps (Swimming, University of Michigan). At the end of the collegiate career, many professional teams in different sports (Football, Basketball, Baseball, Soccer etc…) recruit the best student-athletes via the draft system. In individual sports, many student-athletes turn professional as well after their collegiate career.
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