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The Student-Athlete's College Recruitment Guide
  • Format
  • Authored by: Ashley B. Benjamin, M.D., Michael Cauthen, and Patrick Donnelly
  • Trim Size: 6 X 9
  • ISBN-10: 0816076626
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-7662-8
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Ferguson
  • Published: 05/01/2009
  • Dewey Number: 796
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 280


Many high school athletes dream of playing college sports. While student athletes are usually dazzled by stories of individual and team triumphs, the harder truths of transfers, disillusionments, and injuries often go untold.

The Student-Athlete's College Recruitment Guide explores this behind-the-scenes information, giving students and their families an insightful look at the world of college athletics. This in-depth resource examines the many aspects of the college athletic recruitment process, including what to look for when choosing a program to best fit a student’s abilities and needs, both athletically and academically. Expert interviews with top coaches reveal what they believe student athletes need to "make it" in this ultracompetitive realm and how to avoid the common pitfalls that can hinder a student athlete’s performance. This new book is a valuable tool for high school students navigating the recruiting process.

Chapters include:

  • Why Play?
  • Considering a University
  • Getting Seen
  • Scholarship Negotiation
  • Unsafe Practices
  • Gender Issues
  • Racial Issues.


Index. Sidebars. Interviews.

About the Author(s)

Ashley B. Benjamin, M.D., holds a B.S. in journalism from the University of Kansas, an M.A. in exercise physiology/physical education from Ohio State University, and an M.D. from Kansas University Medical School. He lives in Newbury, California.

Michael Cauthen received his B.A. from Alfred University and his M.S. in anthropology from Purdue University. He presently lectures at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Patrick Donnelly holds a B.A. in English from the University of Minnesota and is currently a freelance sportswriter based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Reviews and Awards

"...a worthwhile addition to most libraries serving teens."

School Library Journal

"...a practical guide...an inexpensive title that would be of use to high school athletes and their parents...a useful addition to high school libraries, public libraries, and the professional collections of school counselors."

American Reference Books Annual

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