NCSA Colleges of the Month – October 2020
Each month, the ANRC College of the Month listing highlights outstanding college athletic programs at each division level that use the Recruit Match platform to attract interest from potential recruits. How do we choose the winners? Each month, we keep track of which college received the most NCSA favorites from platform users at each division […]

Each month, the ANRC College of the Month listing highlights outstanding college athletic programs at each division level that use the Recruit Match platform to attract interest from potential recruits.

How do we choose the winners? Each month, we keep track of which college received the most NCSA favorites from platform users at each division level. When an NCSA user has a college favorite, it signifies their keen interest in that school and provides an overview of athletic programs that remain active on the NCSA platform by attracting recruiting interest, recording views of profile and sending a message to potential recruits.

This activity also provides an overview how colleges are currently recruiting. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, college recruiting has shifted far away from events and face-to-face meetings to online activity. For example, the the recruitment deadline has been extended until January 1, 2020 for all NCAA D1 sports. Many colleges have adapted by moving their recruiting online with NCSA.

Congratulations to our colleges of the month and come back next month to see which ones are on the list.

Division 1
Oral Roberts University

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Favorites of the month: 1206
Cost: $ 26,792
Average cost after assistance: $ 21,557
Acceptance rate: 81%
Lettering: 2866
Application deadline: sliding

Sports offered

Women's
Basketball
Cross country
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Athletics
Volleyball

Men's
Baseball
Basketball
Cross country
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Athletics

Division 2
Barry University
Miami Shores, Florida

Favorites of the month: 524
Cost: $ 29,850
Average cost after assistance: $ 17,937
Acceptance rate: 91%
Lettering: 2,991
Application deadline: sliding

Sports offered

Women's
Soft ball
Basketball
Rowing
Golf
Soccer
Soft ball
Tennis
Volleyball

Men's
Baseball
Basketball
Golf
Soccer
Tennis

Student
Esports

Division 3
Fitchburg State University

Fitchburg, Massachusetts

Favorites of the month: 359
Cost: $ 10,155 (as is); $ 16,235 (out of state)
Acceptance rate: 81%
Lettering: 3386
Application deadline: sliding

Sports offered

Women's
Basketball
Cross country
Field hockey
The Crosse
Soccer
Soft ball
Athletics
Volleyball

Men's
Baseball
Basketball
Cross country
Soccer
Ice Hockey
Soccer
Athletics

NAIA
University of Oklahoma Wesleyan

Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Favorites of the month: 189
Cost: $ 26,090
Average cost after assistance: $ 26,000
Acceptance rate: 68%
Lettering: 609
Application deadline: sliding

Sports offered

Women's
Basketball
To cross country
Golf
Soccer
Soft ball
Tennis
Athletics
Volleyball

Men's
Baseball
Basketball
Cross country
Golf
Tennis
Soccer
Athletics
Fight

College student
Eastern Oklahoma State College

Wilburton, Oklahoma

Favorites of the month: 272
Cost: $ 4,572 (as is); $ 8,189 (out of state)
Average cost after assistance: $ 4,634
Acceptance rate: 100%
Lettering: 696
Application deadline: sliding

Sports offered

Women's
Basketball
Soccer
Soft ball

Men's
Basketball
Baseball
Soccer

Student
Cheerleading


Understanding what it takes to becoming a successful athlete, is important. Although, there are centaines de milliers of factors that contribute to this, so we have put together our top 5 tips to becoming a successful athlete ! The reason behind this article came from an conversation between myself and a young athlete desperate for success. So, hopefully, this article will help similar athletes asking the same type of questions.

First of all, commitment is defined as the state or quality of being dedicated to a cause ( your team ) or activity ( your sport ). Although, commitment isn’t tangible and you can’t quantify it, the levels of commitment are ever changing. So, thats the task, understand what level you need to reach and smash it !

A locker room full of teammates who are willing to work hard and work together every day at practice, even when not under the coach’s eye, is important to having a successful season. Realise that a good teammate doesn’t try to be the best player on the team; they focus on being the best player for the team, though at times this can be difficult – stick with it !

Spending 10 minutes before and 10 minutes after practice working on your game will give you an advantage over the competition. Some players choose to talk about their day while they slowly lace up their shoes, or duck out of practice as quickly as possible. Realise that being different is just one level away from being great. Twenty minutes of additional practice six days in a row adds up to another full practice during your week. Although its more about quality practice rather then quantity of practice, if you are adding 120 more minutes of practice to your week, make sure its worth while !

tera become a successful athlete you need to know Your Teammates. How you work with your teammates when things are going wrong, strongly influences how successful you will be. Also influencing how far you will go as an athlete. So, great teammates are positive, supportive, understanding, forgiving and passionate about helping those around them achieve greatness. Learn about your teammates. Enjoy being around them away from practices and games. Sit with different teammates on road trips. Strike up conversations to learn about what motivates them. The time, effort and energy you put into reaching out to your teammates will come back to you many times over. Being a good teammate isn’t a big thing; it’s a million little things, so get working !

Realise that regardless of whether you are playing in a friendly fixture, a tournament, or been invited to international trials, certainly adopt the motion that people are watching. You are a brand, and you want to be seen in a positive light. You have to become a brand worth investing in, because your worth investing in.

Finally, “When you are not getting better, you are getting worse” is a cliché that may intimidate many athletes. Improve just one rep each day, and push yourself outside your comfort zone. If you are lucky enough to be around a coach who pushes you, holds you accountable, and may even be demanding at times, consider it a gift. Although it may be stressful, they probably see something in you that you don’t yet see in yourself.

Stay positive and believe in the process. No successful athlete ever started out that way. They all found it in themselves to make their bad days better and draw confidence from the days when they did well. You are never as bad as your worst day, and you are never as good as your best. Find it in yourself to stay level-headed and hungry to become more for your coaches, teammates, family and yourself.

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