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How Student-Athletes on Social Media Inspired Us: A Year In Review


I have one of the greatest jobs in the world. While our scouts get to talk one-on-one with athletes and their families about their recruiting journeys, I get to interact with student-athletes on social media like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram every day. And I had a pretty great 2014 learning about all of your achievements, trials and successes. Much greater than one “Best of 2014” post can contain. But I thought I’d share just a few of my favorite moments.


We found new heroes at the Little League World Series.



#Chicago stand up! Jackie Robinson West beats Las Vegas to win the U.S. Little League World Series title! Congrats boys. #JRW #LLWS #baseball


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And we got to meet some of them.

(Side note: Mo’ne was honored by ESPNW as one of their Impact 25. Learn more about 25 women who made an impact this year.)


We celebrated Chicagoland’s elite football players

This year’s Future Stars banquet recognized top football players in Chicagoland at Soldier Field, home of the Chicago Bears. We learned a number of insights from Coach of the Year Jerry Kill, and got to celebrate with some elite football players:

And we celebrated your commitments to colleges.

It wasn’t just football. We helped more than 18,000 Class of 2014 athletes get onto rosters around the country, in 29 sports.

18,000 student-athletes!

Like this swimmer:


Or this runner:

Or this volleyball player:

In all, 2014 has been an amazing year.

Don’t forget to tag us on Twitter @ncsa and on Instagram @ncsasports so we can share your highlights, team photos and commitment successes with all of our followers. And if you ever have questions about getting closer to your own commitment letter, you know where to find us.
Commit to a college team in 2015.

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Aaron Sorenson