SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Recruiting Realities helps provide student athletes and their families with an educational resource about the collegiate athletic recruiting process. They have announced the release of new information on the NCAA's new Academic Progress Rate (APR). These new rules on college recruiting have been put in place to ensure that only those with the highest GPA are offered athletic scholarships.
Jack Renkens, founder of Recruiting Realities, says: "The Academic Progress Rate (APR) is the centerpiece of the NCAA's academic reform efforts to improve the graduation rates of student-athletes. Under the APR, schools that do not meet the minimum expected graduation and retention rates are subject to penalties that include loss of scholarships and potential probation, including a ban from postseason tournaments."
The purpose of the APR college recruiting rules is to improve the overall academic standings of the NCAA schools, essentially making it more risky for a college coach to recruit a high-school student-athlete who has subpar grades. When a coach needs to decide between two equally-talented recruits for a scholarship, the student-athlete with the higher GPA is going to get stronger consideration.
Recruiting Realities regularly speaks at conferences, events, and schools, where Renkens explains that students do not pick their school, but rather the other way around. This is why it is incredibly important for parents and prospective students to understand the importance of educational success if they want to obtain a scholarship.
Renkens is avialable as a keynote speaker at schools, events and conferences so that student-athletes, parents, coaches and administrators can be better prepared for this process.
"In order to participate in college athletics at any level, all student-athletes have to be evaluated by coaches and/or recruiters," adds Renkens. "If the student-athlete is not rated as one of the top 300-500 players their your sport, position or event in the world, they need to realize that competition for athletic-related aid has become so intense that student-athletes now need to market themselves."
Those who wish to book Renkens, purchase his new book, or who require further information, are encouraged to visit the Recruiting Realities website at recruitingrealities.com.
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Recruiting Realities was founded to provide student-athletes and their families with an educational resource about the collegiate athletic recruiting process.