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Ivy League XC/Track Recruiting

IvyRunnerIvyRunner Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
Hello, I just finished my junior year of high school and was hoping to be recruited into the Ivy League for XC/Track.

Academically, I have a 35 on my ACT, 3.96 unweighted GPA and 4.46 weighted GPA, and am also enrolled in the IB Diploma Programme.

Athletically, I have ran a 4:21 for 1600m, 1:59 for 800m and have some decent quarter speed with a 53.1 for 400m. I also have a 15:55 5k from my sophomore year of cross country.

I was shooting for the weaker distance programs from the past few years such as Brown and Yale. Is there any chance I could be recruited by any of these schools?

Replies to: Ivy League XC/Track Recruiting

  • politepersonpoliteperson Registered User Posts: 260 Junior Member
    I’d fill out the recruiting forms and email the coaches directly with your times and academic stats. Honestly, I don’t think you’re quite there yet with those times but it’ll depend on who else the coaches are recruiting.
  • twoinanddonetwoinanddone Registered User Posts: 21,925 Senior Member
    YOU have to do the work, contact the coaches, get the coaches the info they request, be it academic or athletic. Ask your current coaches for help, if they have any contacts or ideas.
  • IvyRunnerIvyRunner Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    I agree, I don’t think I’ve quite hit the times I was looking for, I was hoping for sub 4:20 in the 1600 and a much faster 800. Do you think the Brown University coach might want me if I my GPA was higher than some of the other recruits?
  • Mwfan1921Mwfan1921 Registered User Posts: 1,851 Senior Member
    edited May 26
    Do you think the Brown University coach might want me if I my GPA was higher than some of the other recruits?

    No one here can answer that question. Start contacting coaches via email/phone call now and fill out the online recruiting questionnaires, here's the link to Brown's: https://questionnaire.acsathletics.com/Questionnaire/Questionnaire.aspx?q=2323&s=2480&o=115

    Good luck.
  • anon145anon145 Registered User Posts: 615 Member
    edited May 26
    yes @IvyRunner as @Mwfan1921 says, contact the coaches. I lose track of all the rules and different sports different contact times but if you email them your grades/test scores and any links to something about you (I don't know what XC runners compile if anything) and straight up ask them if they have any interest. Most of the time coaches (when allowed) will respond to recruiting emails.

    For many Ivy sports they don't look for academic "boosters" anymore but some might.
  • waverlywizzardwaverlywizzard Registered User Posts: 106 Junior Member
    The thing with track is it is objective. Either you hit the performance standards or you don't. They give a range and if your times are not within range maybe ivy is not a fit.
  • Wje9164beWje9164be Registered User Posts: 1,297 Senior Member
    You are almost there. An uncommon mix of very strong academics and athletic ability. Coaches are going to like your 53.1 speed in the 400M because it bodes well for how you will perform with better training. For what it's worth an internet search shows 4:15 and 9:20 as the recruiting cut-offs for 1600M / 3200M. Even if you do not win an athletic scholarship your athletic ability will help you get admitted. Consider also some of the top liberal arts colleges - Williams and Amherst come to mind
  • waverlywizzardwaverlywizzard Registered User Posts: 106 Junior Member
    NESCAC schools like Williams and Amherst have very limited tips for student athletes as well. Fill out the recruiting questionnaire on their sites. You can always ask to get feedback from a coach about walking on in NESCAC D3 however if they won't support your being an athletic recruit. You seem to have the academic standards to give it a shot.
  • eastcoast101eastcoast101 Registered User Posts: 459 Member
    Another option is the UAA schools--Brandeis, Emory, Case Western, Wash U, Chicago, NYU, Carnegie Mellon. D3 so no money but they may be interested in your times.
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