All about the NCAA

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All about the NCAA

The NCAA is the national governing body for student athletics. It stands for National Collegiate Athletic Association. They're a very powerful organization. Believe it or not, they were created for the purposes to protect the student athlete. Of course we know that college athletics, men's basketball, men's football, are huge revenue sources for universities, but that really isn't the primary purpose of the organization; it's to make sure that the student athlete is getting an education. So they have the power to shut down a program if the school is violating their principles and code. So the colleges are very interested in following those guidelines and adhering to the code. There are three NCAA divisions: division I, division II, division III. Division I and II provide athletic scholarships for student athletes; division III is sort of the old-fashioned paradigm of the student athlete that is really a student first and an athlete second, and they do not offer athletic scholarships for students.
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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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