Looking for advice!
I'm a rising senior and I am in track and field. I'm hoping to enroll to UAB as a neuroscience major and a D1 track athlete (possibly on a full ride). However, many elite athletes don't have such rigorous majors as neuroscience. I'm in need of advice on how to manage both things in college. Is anyone here an athlete with a demanding major? Any tips? Is it POSSIBLE?
Background: I am a student-athlete with a 4.3 GPA and one of the top sprinters in the state. I have taken AP classes and gotten A's in them without having a lot of conflicting issues with my sport. I'm an all-A student ranked top 5% in class. Although I've had to miss several days of school throughout the year due to meets, I've been able to make work up quickly or do it in advance. I'm great on time management. Usually, I'd go straight to practice after school, take 1-2 hours to eat, shower, soak, and/or ice, and then get started on my homework and studying..usually not going past 11:30.
So tell me, do you think it's possible to have such a demanding major with labs and research while still being able to perform at my best as a D1 athlete? Please provide any personal experiences.