Pre-med on sports team....

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  1. Dr. Geoff

    Dr. Geoff Mzungu
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    I am a pre-med major on a Division One sports team. My advisor has told me that most people will stop playing because it will effect there studies. My sport is paying for my school and I was just wondering how many people have made it through or how long did they play a sport for. Thanks
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    Though I personally did not play a sport in college I know that we have 3 or 4 students in my class who were Div. 1 athletes during undergrad.

    In general, it looks very good to admissions committees to play a varsity sport and I think that you can get away with slightly lower numbers if you played all 4 years.
     
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    We have a couple in my class who played varsity sports during undergrad. At least 1 person (that I know of) played football, and one of my friends played basketball.
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    mercyhurst college, div I?

    what sport do you play?

    I was an All-American First Team in high school, but gave up sports in order to pursue a medical career. Why? Because in order for one to play Div I basketball at a good school, it is required of them to spend enormous amounts of time training..Time which would definitely take away from schooling.

    I knew that I could play college sports, but not be at the top of my game unless I focused more on basketball than school. I won't play if I'm not giving it my all, but that's just me.

    So, that's my advice. Walk timidly....

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    I was on a Division I sports team for the first 2 years of college, but I found that it was hurting my grades. I do know of people who were pre-med and did well while playing a sport too. It's all about just how much you can handle I guess and how passionate you are for the sport. It comes down to having no time for much else, so you really have to sacrifice anything else you might want to be doing with your time. The semesters when i was in season though definitely brought down my GPA though, so I'd be careful and make sure you have enough time for your studies!
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    I'm not at a Div. I school and being active on a sports team is still hurting my grades :). But I don't care, I'll never stop doing this sport ever. Sounds stupid to place a sport above academics, but if you're really passionate about it, it's worth it. First and foremost, do what's enjoyable. If time pressures and academic worries then start eating into your enjoyment of the sport, stop doing it. I've wanted to quit so many times, but just found that I couldn't. Might as well try it out and see how you handle things before shooting that option down. Especially if your sports scholarship is paying tuition.
     

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