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Asian-American playing football

AZNnationSZNAZNnationSZN 18 replies8 threads Junior Member
So I'm currently a junior and have been researching more about college admissions. I have heard from many Asian-American family friends who have gone off to college that Asian-Americans applying to top-20 schools have to stand out and be unique, or less Asian in a sense. As an applicant, I have all the usual Asian grades and ECs: 4.0 unweighted, 17 AP classes(by end of senior year), Science Olympiad, Math League, Speech and Debate, FBLA, and Varsity tennis. I also am the principal cellist in my youth orchestra(moderately selective, not as much in recent years compared to past years) where we performed in Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall. Although I have a few accomplishments in my ECs (national qualifier for FBLA/debate and state qualifier for SciOly) as well as leadership(team captain for SciOly, FBLA, and Tennis), I feel that these achievements are at best, on par with students who may be borderline accepted into top-20 schools. However, one thing that I have that I believe most other Asian-Americans have is football. I have played football ever since elementary school and last year played on the Varsity team. After the season, I was recruited by a couple D3 schools in my state and did not think much of it. Looking back now, even though I do not have plans to play football in college(at least not yet), would playing football and receiving D3 offers be a solid hook that could make me stand out more in college admissions?
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