I read a fantastic article published by the NCAA and I wanted to share it with you. The author lists 10 benefits athletes receive by competing in sports in college. Whether you receive a scholarship or not, you can receive some of the benefits. Parents and athletes alike will be pleased by what you read in this article.
The first three benefits are:
1. A college education. This seems obvious, but you’d be surprised how many high school students never go to college. A college degree has a direct impact on a person’s quality of life.
2. Academic success. The NCAA’s most recent data indicate that more than eight out of 10 (82 percent) Division I student-athletes are earning their degrees.
3. Scholarships. More than 150,000 student-athletes receive $2.7 billion in athletic scholarships each year from NCAA member colleges and universities.
For the complete article and some surprising information, continue reading.