Good morning everyone. We were hoping to get some feedback and opinions on a scenario that my child is shaping up to face
My child is being recruited to play tennis in college by a well known D3 school ranked in the T25 and located in a large urban setting. This school is high on the list of our child’s and our family’s choices. However, my child is also considering a few Ivy League and other highly selective schools.
My child loves tennis and would relish in the experience of playing in college. At the same time, my child has a strong academic focus and is considering some T5 schools that offer a balance of academics and social endeavors. The higher ranked academics that some of these T5 schools could override playing tennis for a T25 D3 school.
My child will not pursue tennis as a professional after college but we all think playing tennis in college would be incredibly enriching for our child.
Can anyone offer some insight on a having similar experience?
Do the enriching qualities of college sports, such as prestige, exercise, team, coaches, connections, etc. worth making a relatively small sacrifice in academic ranking?
We feel fortunate to be in this position and would welcome any feedback. Thanks