Today my son and the Colorado College Men’s basketball team played its last game of the season. Colorado College is an elite class of high academic liberal arts colleges with an admission rate of only 17%. The sports facilities rival most Division 1 schools. Coming out of high school, Aaron had other options but chose Colorado for the people and the challenging academic environment. It was the right choice for him and he says he can’t imagine being anywhere else. Every athlete wants to play Division 1 sports, but D3 is loaded with many of the highest academic colleges in the country including MIT, University of Chicago, Pomona College, Amherst, Johns Hopkins, NYU and many others. The sports are very competitive. Every year, a handful of D3 schools knock off D1 programs in the non-conference season. My point is if your kid is a college-caliber athlete, there are some amazing opportunities at the D3 level. BTW — Aaron finished his freshman season ranked first in the SCAC conference in three point shooting and first among freshmen in overall scoring. Go Tigers!
Author: Gary Acosta
Gary Acosta is an entrepreneur, public policy advocate, investor, and thought leader passionate about advancing prosperity for Latinos and other underserved communities.