Recently, after filling out a questionnaire to the Coast Guard Academy for their track program, the head coach emailed me back this response. I'm still confused as to whether this is a genuine response penned by him, or if it's the standard response that everyone receives? Shortly after this email was sent, another email from him arrived with the results of the last Coast Guard Academy Track meet.
If it helps, I am an elite track athlete, and my times fit closely with those of the runners at CGA. This is all information that must be inputted into the questionnaire. Here is the email, with my name omitted.
I just wanted to follow up with you now that I've received your questionnaire. Thanks for taking to time to provide me with some more information on your athletic and academic background. I'm looking forward to communicating with you some more as you continue to explore the Coast Guard Academy and our athletics program. Please keep me posted on your athletic and academic progress and feel free to contact me any time. Also, I strongly encourage you to get in touch with your admissions officer. They will not only serve as a resource for you, but if you decide to apply, they can help advocate for you in the application process.
Hope all is going well and I look forward to hearing from you. Let me know if there is anything that I can do while you are exploring the Coast Guard Academy. All the best.
Coach Ethan Brown
USCGA Track & Field/Cross Country
If anyone has experience decoding things like this, please let me know! I responded immediately with an attachment of my track schedule as well as a well thought-out response.