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Preparing High School Student-Athletes for Collegiate Athletics
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Preparing for the academic demands of college is difficult. But when you are also your athletic career at the collegiate level, finding the balance between your studies and commitment to a sport can be a real challenge for students. We will discuss this topic with Dan Eassa, Director of Market Development for, and with Leigh Pollet, the Winning-est high school girls' track & field coach in New York State history.
Episode Segments:
Educviii: Succeeding in College Atheletics

Dan Eassa of discusses the most common mistakes made by high school athletes who are hoping to succeed on the collegiate level.
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Educviii: The Recruiting Process

Legendary high school coach Leigh Pollet explains how the recruiting process works and how student athletes can prepare themselves for it.
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Links to Related Websites: is web-based software that allows school counselors, coaches, parents and student-athletes to easily track a student-athlete's progress towards meeting NCAA Eligibility Center requirements (formerly NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse) for both Division I and Division II.