Grades Come First
Seniors, grades should be a student’s first priority. Student-athletes have worked hard for three years. They should not give up now. By now, a student-athlete should be able to target colleges that are an academic fit based on grades and test scores. If an athlete needs to retake the ACT or SAT, he or she should do so early in the school year. And if students are looking for highly selective colleges, they should ask the college coach if it is necessary to take the SAT II or advanced placement achievement tests.