how do colleges verify your participation in a sport?

<p>i wrestled sophomore year.but on my application I'm putting that i did wrestling and cross country sophomore year because prior to the start of the wrestling season, the wrestling team conditioned with the cross country this a good idea?</p>

<p>Well, you'll probably get away with it, but it is a risk that isn't necessary... It's not like it's gonna boost your chances. And some colleges do check by calling the school (although it's pretty rare)...</p>

<p>If you have to worry about "what would happen if they checked", then don't do it. Sometimes they do check randomly.</p>

<p>come on,
you don't HONESTLY think that's the same thing, do you?</p>

<p>think of how the real xc members would feel about you saying that. trust me, my friends in xc would NOT be happy if some joe-shmo pretended he slaved over the same 20 mile practices every day that they did when he really didn't.</p>

<p>to the above poster.</p>

<p>we did EVERYTHING the cross country team did.their top runners were wrestlers as a matter of fact.we ran like 5 miles a day, did every exercise they's just i wasn't officially registered with the cross country i don't want to get into any trouble.</p>

<p>Coolziller I'm guessing you didn't read his post? They did everything the XC team did.</p>

<p>Say it if you wish. But basically, you won't get caught but I doubt it will get you into college either.</p>

<p>Did you participate in the running meets? Did you go to the team meetings and all the practices? Were you on the x-c roster? Did you have a uniform? If not, then you weren't on the x-c team. </p>

<p>Just because you worked out with the Olympic team does not make you an Olympian.</p>

<p>Honestly, I wouldn't put it down.</p>

<p>Its barely going to help your chances of getting in and if they check you're screwed.</p>


<p>Well were you officially on the cross country team roster? Colleges can easily verify through phone calls to your counselor and through teacher/counselor recommendations.</p>

<p>They can verify online, through XC meet results, which are frequently posted, and accessible by a simple google search. And colleges have been known to google applicants. I mean, you can do it if you want, but you weren't on the team no matter how much you did outside of competition.</p>

is this a good idea?


<p>No. </p>