Athletics and Pomona-Pitzer

<p>If you can get into either of these schools and are interested in playing a college sport -- you will likely see playing time as a freshman -- especially on the football team. </p>

<p>If you played football in HS and were an abover average player, you will likely get playing time your first year on the team. There are several freshman starting on the football team. You play in a very competitive league -- against colleges that are very easy to gain admittance. But if you truly want to play -- you will get field time. Very few freshman at other D3 schools get any actual playing time, much less start. </p>

<p>Both Pomona and Pitzer are great schools. They play as one team. Just like Claremont/Mudd/Scripps (the other 3 colleges in the Claremont/McKenna consortium) play as one team. And also very good schools. </p>

<p>As a parent of a Pomona student athelete, I recommend looking at these schools -- especially Pomono or Pitzer. </p>

<p>While I don't know the particulars, Pomona recently changed its admissions personnel. It is unlikely that it will be any easier to gain admission, but for athletes with top academic records, it could help.</p>

<p>When you say "Pomona recently changed its admissions personnel," what do you mean? Are you saying that before coaches had more of a push with admissions, but now they barely have any? If I am a top recruit with competitive (but not top) test scores/GPA, will my chances of getting in be affected at all by my coach support?</p>

<p>I'm not entirely sure what PDX123 means, but I'm pretty sure that it's actually the opposite. From what I have heard, the head of admissions (who just left) did not favor coach influences very much. It is impossible to know how this change will affect athletic recruits, but it's very possible that it will be a positive change!</p>

<p>You might find this article from today's LA Times instructional on sports especially football at Pomona. It is about Pomona's Luke Sweeney college football's current rushing leader regardless of division. Helene</a> Elliott: Little man putting up big yards for Pomona-Pitzer - latimes.com</p>

<p>I've heard that the only sport that actually does have some notable pull with admissions is football....is that correct?</p>

<p>I've heard of many coaches claiming no pull, but I'm pretty sure there are other team sports coaches whom Admissions listens to. And by "listens" I mean they will pay attention to something along the lines of a recommendation by the coach - maybe even a ranked list - similar to a recommendation by the orchestra head who needs a new French horn player.</p>

<p>As a parent of a student athlete, I have to say that the opportunity to play her sport with kids from both Pomona and Pitzer has been a huge plus for my D. It's a great way to create bonds across the colleges, and the academics-first mentality is wonderful. The coaches respect that these players need to study; likewise, the faculty seem very understanding if classes have to be missed for special events.</p>

<p>So in the spirit of some good-natured fun, I thought my Pomona friends might like to read this article regarding the CMS/Pomona-Pitzer football game this past weekend.</p>

<p>Stag</a> Football Claims Fifth Consecutive Peace Pipe: CMS Athletics</p>

<p>^Good natured fun for a CMS fan, lol</p>

<p>Sagehen Water Polo won SCIACS though!</p>

<p>Pomona-Pitzer</a> Defeats Claremont-Mudd-Scripps To Win SCIAC Men's Water Polo Tournament: SCIAC</p>

<p>Every dog (or Sagehen) has its day.</p>