Monday, January 4, 2010

Recruitment of male high school athletes by ... girls

Inside Higher Ed reports: "A string of scandals involving alcohol, sex and male high school sports stars -- and the National Collegiate Athletic Association's adoption of new rules in 2004 -- seemed to put a stop to college teams’ decades-old practice of organizing groups of female students whose goal was to charm prospects into choosing their university. "

At some schools, recruiting groups are now co-ed. But has this really changed anything?

"At Texas A&M University, membership in the Aggie Hostesses is open to male students, but neither the name nor the fact that the group is all-female makes it particularly appealing to male applicants. Lindsey Bounds, a 2008 graduate of Texas A&M who is the group’s head coordinator, said “men can try out” for the group, but none have, and she has heard no criticism of its gender breakdown. “I don’t feel like anyone really notices it’s an all-female group.” "


college sports recruiting websites said...

I wonder how many of these schools on the list are private? Looks to me a great number. How succesful athletic programs are in a given year/s are largely dependent on the athletes attending the school at that time. These private schools can get the “cream of the crop” since they recruit their student athletes.

Maroussia said...

It will be great to watch Texas A&M Aggies,i have bought tickets from Aggies-tickets looking forward to it.