On April 15, we celebrated the future of six Panthers continuing their athletic careers at the collegiate level. Five are committing to play NCAA Division III athletics and one is off to Division I next year!
For students who would like to pursue their interests in college, there are a number of resources provided by the Athletic Department, varsity coaches, and the College Counseling Office. Together, Holton supports its student-athletes through education about the process, guidance about prospective programs, active communication with college coaches and providing assistance navigating the NCAA rules and regulations governing the recruiting process. In addition, each spring the Athletic Department hosts an informational meeting, for sophomore players and families, about being recruited and playing collegiate athletics. This is a great opportunity to learn from past collegiate players and coaches, and ask questions to the panel. Due to significant differences in the recruiting timeline for each sport, student-athletes are encouraged to speak directly with their varsity coach.
There are additional resources that can be helpful in the college recruiting process, including an informative online brochure called the "Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete," which you can find at www.ncaa.org. The NCAA Web site has many helpful links including one to the Eligibility Center (formerly the Clearing House) where all college bound student-athletes will need to register. Also check out this article "Making Sense of the College Recruiting Process."