My 2025 hurdler/jumper is a great student and pretty accomplished athlete-- has been to States 2x, JOs, Nike Nationals. Her runcruit times suggest she can be recruited for some D1 schools, and she’s hesitating on D3 schools because she’s worried about not having someone to spur her in practices, etc, because her stats have her basically performing better currently than many schools we’re looking at (Amherst, Pomona).
How do we map schools and teams to her potential? She’s not completely sure of major yet, which adds to the issue. Likes law/linguistics/coding and English, and would like East or West coast.
I’m unsure of how to assess what’s a good match for her-- looking at the retention rates on runcruit aren’t helping-- many, many schools have rates around 50%. How do you assess the team and the coaches as a good match? Do certain schools have reputations we should know about-- XX school is a factory, XX university is invested in developing talent, etc, etc.
If anyone has any insights or recommendations I’d welcome them, as we’re flying blind going into junior year.