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Old 05-22-20, 09:37 AM
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Originally Posted by skidder View Post
Heck, if it was me, I wouldn't let anyone in on a sports based scholarship - the student would have to qualify for admission among the regular pool of applicants based largely on academics, only then could they be granted a sports scholarship.
Just from an academic standpoint, I agree with you. Folks would be better off, all the way around. At every level. Imagine, at least here in the U.S., so many additional people graduating actually knowing how to read and comprehend anything other than a sports contract and depositing a signing check. That'd be something.

In this particular case, if the "rowing" angle made a difference in the admission, it's hard to imagine an admissions staffer believing someone's got rowing "experience" merely from seeing a photo of the applicant sitting on a rowing machine.
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