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By Avi Stopper, CaptainU

Have you watched as your friends are getting attention from college coaches and wondered, am I invisible to these guys? Or, if you’ve gotten some attention, have you wondered why it’s from colleges you don’t want to attend?

Unfortunately, this is where a ton of athletes throw up their hands and say, “I guess this isn’t going to happen for me.” They give up and miss out on the chance to be a college athlete. But it doesn’t have to be this way. There are plenty of college coaches out there who want you.

At this very moment, there are college coaches out there who are looking for an athlete just like you. Believe me. It’s true. I’ve been one of those college coaches. Right now, they’re sitting in some office or at the kitchen table, sifting through stacks of athletes, looking at databases, trying to find the right athletes. By introducing yourself to them, you can make their lives much easier. They want to hear from you.

The key is to find the right colleges. At CaptainU, we always tell our athletes to focus on the complete fit, not just the most prestigious name or biggest scholarship. Rather it’s about finding the place where the sports, academics, and social environment all match their needs – and show them how to find these colleges. Once you’ve found these colleges and introduced yourself, you’ll be well on your way to a great college career.

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Each year since 1976, college athletic directors have voted on the top woman collegiate athlete in twelve different NCAA sports and she has been awarded the Honda-Broderick Award. Nominations for this year’s award have been made and the list for College Women Athlete of the Year has been shortened to 5 finalists. The winner will be announced on June 25 at a special press conference in New York.

Honda Award Winners for 2007 include (the first five are finalists for the Collegiate Woman of the Year Award):

  • Monica Abbott, Tennessee, Softball
  • Paula Infante, Maryland, Field hockey
  • Heather O’Reilly, North Carolina, Soccer
  • Candace Parker, Tennessee, Basketball
  • Sarah Pavan, Nebraska, Volleyball
  • Amanda Blumenherst, Duke, Golf
  • Kristen Kjellman, Northwestern, Lacrosse
  • Courtney Kupets, Georgia, Gymnastics
  • Kara Lynn Joyce, Georgia, Swimming
  • Sally Kipyego, Texas Tech, Cross-country
  • Kerron Stewart, Auburn, Track and field
  • Audra Cohen, Miami, Tennis

Congratulations to all the winners for their hard work this season!


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