Varsity vs. JV sports and future college success

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Varsity versus Junior Varsity competition, I get that question a lot. Certainly, Junior Varsity isn't as big a time commitment as Varsity level. The sad commentary with sports is that there is no longer the multi-sport athlete. In order to be playing college level, you need to be playing Varsity. Even that isn't enough. Most of the athletes that go on to play sports in college are playing on club teams and travel teams. Some of them are even competing nationally. That is how competitive and how high the bar has been set, so unfortunately, JV is a great activity and great fun, but it's really not going to cut it for the athlete that wants to play their sport in college.

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Susan Eiges Hansen

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Susan Eiges Hansen, president of Hansen College Strategies, is an Independent College Counselor based in Santa Monica, California. Since 2007, Sue has been committed to helping students both in California and throughout the United States navigate the college admissions process and develop optimal strategies for college placement. Sue began her practice working with student-athletes and experienced so many successful placements that she frequently received requests to work with all types of students. She has since expanded her practice and welcomes all students who are seeking knowledgeable and comprehensive college planning. Sue received her Bachelors degree from the University of Florida and Masters from California State University Northridge. She has her certificate in Independent Educational Consulting from the University of California at Irvine and stays up to date with trends in higher education by attending several college counseling conferences per year. Sue is a member of WACAC (Western Association for College Admission Counseling) and an Associate member of IECA (Independent Educational Consultants Association). She is a frequent contributor to various higher education and college admissions websites as an author, panelist, and blogger and regularly presents seminars and talks for students and families about preparing for college. Prior to launching her college counseling career, Sue worked for twenty years at three major hospitals in the Los Angeles area as a program director, medical educator, and research librarian. Sue is the parent of two recent college graduates. Her older daughter graduated from the University of Virginia and her younger daughter from Stanford.

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