without googling....college athletic scholarships??

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k, without googling see if you can guess which sports give a high school athlete the best chance of getting a scholarship in college (not sure if it's 'free ride' but i think so)
I"m probably late to the party..

It's going to be a Woman's sport. And one that isn't overly popular, so if you're decent, you have a better shot at being a college athlete. And it has to have some level of revenue.

Basketball is too wide spread.

So, I'll Say either Women's soccer or Women's Track and field (might be too wide spread)
 
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Clearly I was on the right idea, but totally wrong sports. Revenue doesn't matter.

Damn, I should have been a fencer.
both of the examples you gave have huge HS participation compared to the others (same mistake i made)
very few high schools have gymnastics equipment and thus there aren't many HS gymnastics competitions - similar with the other top sports (except football)
 

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look no further than LSU investing close to $20,000,000 on new gymnastics facility
Ever date a gymnast? It’s worth every bit of that 20 million. Only thing better is a weightlifting soccer player who just realigned the hood on your 1966 GTO because “your gaps sucked”
 

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Without reading the thread or knowing the answer, I’m hoping it’s Cross Country because both of my kids run at their respective high schools. I’m expecting academic scholarships for both, but athletic options would be a nice backup.
Then I could finally buy myself something nice - like some shoes from this century. :covri:



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Without reading the thread or knowing the answer, I’m hoping it’s Cross Country because both of my kids run at their respective high schools. I’m expecting academic scholarships for both, but athletic options would be a nice backup.
Then I could finally buy myself something nice - like some shoes from this century. :covri:



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interestingly enough cross country vs swimming is what started me on this
my oldest has a loping gait that seems ideal for xcountry, my wife keeps pushing swimming (even though he doesn't seem to have above average ability in the pool)
i figured that xcountry would be an 'easier' scholarship than others
as i looked at the list and read the reasons, i understood that xcountry is a very low overhead sport, thus most any HS can field a team of many runners who can train most of the year
add in that it's not a very marque sport since it does not allow much fan experience, i can understand why colleges don't throw money at xcountry kids (BUT, having written a good many letters of rec, i can easily assume that a HS kid who has demonstrated the focus and drive to continue competing for 3-4 years is VERY attractive for colleges)
 
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I was kinda hoping that Archery would be the winner.

or of course... Modern Dance. ;)
i know we like to teehee, but interestingly the company that i toured with the most was founded by a guy who has a competitive (at Dartmouth) downhill skier - he started dancing on a lark while he was recuperating from knee surgerey
this is an image from a piece called "Skiva"
btw that's not me b/c when i was with the company this (and most) piece were done toples

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