The Student-Athlete

Many student-athletes would like to continue their athletic career in college. This requires a coordinated effort between the athlete, family and the school. The Athletic Director, Head Coach and College Counseling office are available to assist with the college recruiting and search process.

If you are interested in playing collegiate athletics, it is important to be informed about the process and timeline. Due to the nature of the college recruiting process, the timeline for building a list of colleges and getting in touch with coaches occurs earlier than the typical timeline. We recommend that the student-athlete be in touch with her college counselor early in the process.

The first step is to consult the "Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete" available on the NCAA Publications website. The Director of Athletics regularly provides information to our student-athletes regarding NCAA eligibility, NCAA Clearinghouse registration, and Division I, II, and III athletic programs. The NCAA Eligibility Center is designed to assist the student-athlete and parents with the college recruiting process. This site is a terrific resource to help understand the application process and NCAA rules and regulations. Students interested in competing in NCAA Division I, II, or III athletics must register with the NCAA Clearinghouse. Registration should take place before the student-athlete's junior year.

The following recruiting resources are available in the Athletic Director's office:

  • Recruiting Timeline
  • SAT/ACT Preparation
  • Register with NCAA Eligibility Center
  • How and When to Contact a Coach
  • Visits to Campus
  • Creating a Player Profile and Resume
  • Highlight Video
  • Attending a College Camp
  • Early vs Regular Decision
  • Things You Should "Do" and "Not Do"
  • NCAA I, II or III? 

Baldwin has a number of student-athletes who have continued their athletic career at the college level. Check out our Bears in College section of the website to see a complete list of recent graduates who have competed at the college level.

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