2013-14 NAIA Women’s Swimming & Diving Coaches’ Poll – No. 2
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Defending national champion Oklahoma Baptist sits atop the NAIA Women’s Swimming & Diving Coaches’ Poll, the national office announced Thursday. The Bison earned all five first-place votes and 30 total points to claim their third all-time No. 1 ranking. Since the program’s inception during the 2011-12 season, Oklahoma Baptist has been ranked among the top three in all 10 coaches’ polls. The Bison have placed first in four meets this season and own dual event wins over NCAA Division II Colorado School of Mines and NCAA Division III Southwestern (Texas). Oklahoma Baptist owns the top time in three-of-five relays: the 200 Free, 400 Free and 400 Medley, and also boasts the top individual times in several … Continued

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How to Transfer to a NAIA University
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A student-athlete wishing to transfer to a new institution must be aware of how the transfer may affect his or her eligibility. A student-athlete who has decided it to transfer to an NAIA institution should understand these rules that apply to various parts of the transfer process. Keep in mind these rules are for transferring to NAIA schools only. If a student athlete is considering transferring to a non-NAIA institution, the student-athlete must follow the regulations for that particular association. Contacting an NAIA Institution The transfer process typically begins with an enrolled student contacting other institutions to gauge potential interest. A student (or family member) may contact an NAIA institution about a transfer at any time. Once contacted by a … Continued

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How to avoid the Freshman 15

The Freshman 15 refers to the 15 pounds students supposedly gain in their first year of college. Although, our athletes visiting the US will be keeping fit with their sport, it is important to look after your fitness in and out of the classroom. These tips should help you alongside your training to ensure you are at the top of your game! 1. Eat Breakfast The first meal of the day is the most important, as it sets you up for the day ahead by giving you the initial energy you need! You may be up at 5 or 6am for training before class – but you will soon burn out if you are not ensuring you are eating correctly … Continued

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Most Expensive College Football Tickets

American football is one of the highest attended college sports in the USA. CNBC and TiqIQ have compiled a list of the most expensive ticket prices for some American college football games in 2011: 1. LSU at Oregon Avg. Ticket List Price: $560.23 Date: Sept. 3   2. Alabama at Auburn Avg. Ticket List Price: $514.96 Date: Nov. 26   3. USC at Notre Dame Avg. Ticket List Price: $509.48 Date: Oct. 22   4. Texas vs. Oklahoma Avg. Ticket List Price: $464.04 Date: Oct. 8   5. Ohio State at Nebraska Avg. Ticket List Price: $462.97 Date: Oct. 8   6. Texas A&M vs. Arkansas Avg. Ticket List Price: $461.19 Date: Oct. 1   7. Notre Dame vs. Michigan … Continued

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Greg Dawson

Greg Dawson is a former FirstPoint USA Soccer Scholarship recipient, who is nearing the end of his 4 year academic and athletic lifestyle in Maine. We caught up with Greg this week to reflect on his time in the USA, his plans after finishing University and what advice he has for any other talented young athletes considering a Sports Scholarship to the USA.   Can you tell us a bit about your sporting background pre-scholarship? I was predominantly involved with athletics in school and I was pushing my way up at the top of the national rankings for long, triple and high jump as an U17, so I thought my future might lie in that, but I loved football too … Continued

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Wimbledon Prize Fund

Ever wondered how much the Wimbledon players get paid? Check below to find out!   2012 Wimbledon Men’s and Women’s Singles Prize Money Winner: £1.15 million Runner-up: £570,000 Semifinalists: £287,500 Quarterfinalists: £145,000 Round-of-16 losers: £75,000 Round-of-32 losers: £38,875 Round-of-64 losers: £23,125 First-round losers: £14,500 2012 Wimbledon Men’s and Women’s Doubles Prize Money (per pair) Winners: £260,000 Runners-up: £130,000 Semifinalists: £65,000 Quarterfinalists: £32,500 Round-of-16 losers: £16,650 Round-of-32 losers: £9,350 First-round losers: £5,450 2012 Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Prize Money (per pair) Winners: £92,000 Runners-up: £46,000 Semifinalists: £23,000 Quarterfinalists: £10,500 Round-of-16 losers: £5,200 Round-of-32 losers: £2,600  

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Hollie Hits the Headlines

Congratulations to Hollie Dieudonne, who has been featured in the Grimsby Telegraph for securing her soccer scholarship to Bunker Hill Community College, through FirstPoint USA! Hollie, who also made it to the top 10 wannabes on Wayne Rooney’s 2010 ‘Street Strikers’, commented – “This is my dream and it is all that I’ve worked for since I was a little girl.” Hollie’s mum commented – “She has worked so hard to get this and although I will miss her desperately, I know she will take to the new lifestyle like a duck to water.” And it looks like all that hard work and determination has paid off!  We would like to wish Hollie the best of luck for her time … Continued

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