themoonman2

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Just curious if any of my fellow SDN pre-meds participate in sports. Do many of you play pickup games, intramural teams, collegiate NCAA level and beyond- also including individualistic sports such as rock climbing, skiing, skateboarding, running, etc? If so, how often?
 
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Only if it helps them get into medical school. :p I scuba dive and hike (weightlifting I don't consider a sport, just a form of my own personal improvement)!
 
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breezy16

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Played @ a national/world level for one sport and intercollegiate for another due to it not being NCAA sanctioned.
I still train 3-5 days a week for the first sport and compete regularly.
 

Cookie04

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I played NCAA D1 softball on an athletic scholarship for all four years in college.
 
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md-2020

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Yes. I was a two sport DI, competed w/ national team for one. Practice for 6 days a week, 2 sports seasons, and gym/track sessions on my own time too.
 
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Afp0731

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Absolutely. Intramural flag football was great. Did intramural soccer and volleyball for a bit too. Been playing adult league roller hockey since my last two semesters of college.
 
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tenblackalps

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Tennis! I play a lot. Sometimes I will wake up at 5:30, go hit on the wall and practice serves from 6-7, go to class and work, and play a few hours in the late evening. I probably play for 15 hours a week on top of class, hw, and working 25 hours a week.
 

Afp0731

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Tennis! I play a lot. Sometimes I will wake up at 5, go hit on the wall and practice serves from 6-7, go to class and work, and play a few hours in the late evening. I probably play for 15 hours a week on top of class, hw, and working 25 hours a week.
That is awesome. I love to play but I am not exactly a pro and I hate bringing skilled players to a game of run after the ball.
 
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tenblackalps

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That is awesome. I love to play but I am not exactly a pro and I hate bringing skilled players to a game of run after the ball.
I am not the most skilled but definitely improving! It takes a lot of time to improve in tennis but I love feeling the improvement when you put in the work. Besides, if I don't serve for a few weeks I lose my serve gainz! So it is motivation to keep practicing.
 

spaingirl17

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Yup! It's a great way to relieve some stress and keep healthy too. I played NCAA D3, intramural soccer and basketball during the offseason, and was involved in the outdoor club so some hiking, caving, and climbing. Definitely was a big part of my college experience :)
 

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10+ years participating in an individual sport, with a 3-year break from competing included. Ramping up to start competing again. A version of this sport is NCAA sanctioned, however I choose not to compete in the NCAA and instead participate in a different version on my own. I train 5 days a week and have chosen to work 20+ hours a week so that I can afford to continue participating in this sport. I received 4 top-10 placings at a World level in the Youth division.

The time commitment is currently keeping me from pursuing any research, but I'd rather spend my time on this sport than in a research lab, since there is absolutely no way I'll be able to continue it in med school and throughout residency.
 

rememberthetitans

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DI scholarship athlete all four years! It's definitely a big commitment, and you quickly learn that a full night's sleep is an unnecessary luxury, but at the end of the day it is 100% worth it.
 
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Sports practice always bored me out of my mind, this was made worse by the seemingly mandatory aspect of it.
 

Cpt Ahab

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Just curious if any of my fellow SDN pre-meds participate in sports. Do many of you play pickup games, intramural teams, collegiate NCAA level and beyond- also including individualistic sports such as rock climbing, skiing, skateboarding, running, etc? If so, how often?
I train MMA and crossfit six days a week, but I also skateboard and climb occasionally.
 

Bones 2020

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Basketball, football, weight-lifting, snowboard, wakeboard, hiking, running... most of these I have done for about 15 years now
 

mehc012

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Ultimate frisbee - made it to Nationals twice in college. I also rock climb, snowboard, SCUBA, etc!
 
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FindMeOnTheLinks

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Played D3 football. I believe the time management you learn from balancing academic and athletic commitments (among other lessons) is invaluable.
 
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Yessir weight train couple days a week, boulder when I can and play on a soccer team once a week if work permits.