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I have heard a lot of talk on line and elsewhere that "colleges love multi-sport athletes," I don't see the proof of that. Gone are the days that there are the football/basketball/baseball varsity jocks -- playing something year round and dominating the school culture. That is probably because of supply and demand. Colleges want the tried and true one-sport kid. So parents invest in the one sport, and kids specialize starting at around 8 years old. The upside, if there is one, is that more kids overall will be playing sports in high school. Just few kids play more than one.
and she is competing at a D-I school now. I could not tell you if it is on scholarship or not (my guess is yes)
Here are some of the negatives. You now have a job at school. Yes it can be a fun job but none the less it is a job. You have to show up x number of hours a semester to keep your scholarship. Oftentimes these hours are early morning at least a few times a week. (Parents love that as you can't go party). Depending on the sport you might not be on campus when you have a test or a class. Away games suck. You probably will have to do some homework on a bus. You better hope your teammates become good friends of yours because if they are not then you don't have much time for other people. Hopefully your coach isn't a jerk. If he/she is then you have to take whatever they send your way for 4 years. They own you. Hopefully your sports schedule allows you to major in what you want to. Those STEM labs can get in the way. Hopefully you don't get hurt and possibly lose your scholarship. That coach you loved may leave.