Good hook?

<p>Well, I just started boxing late my junior year (parents wouldn't let me before) and I'm in love with the sport. I do have stellar grades (rank 1-2 in grade) and stuff and I'm also in Varsity Wrestling and V. Track. I'm also heavily involved with music and science. </p>

<p>Do you think boxing is good? One big downside...too many face punches = bad for the brain. But I'm still willing to risk it.</p>

<p>Ooo, boxing. Sounds fun..
I guess it would be something "different," but a few people I've known here and there do boxing as well, but they were people not up to the academic I don't know I guess it could be.</p>

<p>I wouldn't consider it a "wow" hook though.</p>

<p>Well, depends on what kind of boxing you do? What weight category, and how potentially it impacts you as a wrestler because while most schools have wrestling, very few(if at all) carry boxing. Also, do you compete? How've you been doing?</p>

<p>It is unique, and will help you, but I don't think it's enough to call it a hook. If you were successful, won awards, something like that, maybe. but boxing for 6 mo. when you turn in your app won't make a huge difference.</p>

<p>Show how you're committed & what you learned from it & it could make a very unique essay.</p>

<p>How's your left hook? Your right? :P..</p>

<p>Just kidding.</p>

<p>I think it's a unique thing, but.. a hook? Nah.</p>

<p>Definitely not a hook.</p>

<p>Although it is impressive, it can be interpreted the wrong way. Considering that you enjoy wrestling and boxing, an admissions comitte might think that you have violent impulses. There is no school that wants a loose cannon!</p>

<p>Your class rank is outstanding though!!</p>

<p>My advice is to stick with your current activities and not make boxing a major aspect of your application.</p>

<p>sports are not a hook unless it is to the college's advantage (i.e. you will be on the sports team at school x or you will win national boxing tournaments and they will be able to attach their name to it)</p>

<p>do NOT count on sports as a hook unless one of those is true.</p>

<p>is 3 years of School Ping Pong Champion a Hook???</p>

<p>(weird but, worth asking lol )</p>

hook means a curved, fastigiate formation, sharp at one end, often very useful in snaring inquisitive fishies and gullible college admissions officers</p>

I'm not violent, really. Only on the mat and the ring.</p>


<p>I would never fight anyone unless he attacks one of my friends or someone much weaker than him.</p>


<p>many colleges don't offer boxing</p>

<p>COlumbia does so I want to go there!</p>

<p>heh. Intramural, but it's good enough. I'll just work out in Harlem. Yeaaaa!</p>