For high school athletes, what are the odds?

What is the probability of a student competing in a sport beyond high school? The NCAA crunched the data for student athletes in six different sports to illustrate the percentage of high school students who go on to play in NCAA athletics and beyond. You can see the table here. And the odds are revealing.

If you're trying to evaluate how your skills and talent fit within the programs a college offers, MIT Dean of Admission Stuart Schmill has some great advice from College Admission: "Listen to what the coaches are telling you objectively, without projecting your own wishes onto what a coach might say." And remember there are many ways for students to participate in athletics at the college level from NCAA Division-I, II and III, to NAIA, and club or intramural sports. 

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