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Month: February 2019

The end of college life: What then?

The end of college life: What then?

  By Constantinos Massonos, Contributor One of the greatest challenges student athletes face in their lifetime, is transitioning from college life to either competing professionally or becoming professionals in a field outside of sports. Either way, there are certain psychological and financial aspects that a college athlete will have to deal with. According to the NCAA, in 2018, only around 2% out of 480,000 college athletes moved on to compete at a professional or Olympic level. Many of the athletes…

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How to Eliminate Transition Trauma

How to Eliminate Transition Trauma

by Debra Russell  Throughout your life as an athlete, you will experience transition. As a student athlete, you experience it as you advance through the levels of your sport and then into University athletics and from amateur to professional. Even once you’re in the pros, you’ll transition from in-season to off-season, regular season to post-season playoffs, changing teams or divisions (depending on your sport of course), and then transitioning from being an active player to a retired player. You may…

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Student Athletes – Dealing with Risks and Temptations and Staying On Track

Student Athletes – Dealing with Risks and Temptations and Staying On Track

By Andreas Themistocleous, Contributor Nothing can really prepare you for the commitment required to be a collegiate student-athlete. Fans and the media, usually refer to us as “privileged”. I, for one, like to refer to student-athletes, myself formerly included, as “walking time bombs”. Experience suggests that risks and temptations surrounding the dual role of a student-athlete are as numerous as the stars in the sky. Whether it be NCAA regulations, academic obligations, social and media obsessiveness, physiological and mental risks,…

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Student Athlete Decisions: Choosing their Academic Major

Student Athlete Decisions: Choosing their Academic Major

By Lazaros Ioannou, APC Sports Consulting Ltd Selecting the right major is perhaps the most important academic decision a student will make when going to college. Selecting a major that is both relevant and interesting can increase a student’s likelihood of academic success and prepare them for a fulfilling career. Usually, when deciding on their academic major, students are influenced by several factors, some of which are past experiences, social and family influences and career potential. However, when it comes…

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Challenges faced by Student Athletes and how they can tackle them

Challenges faced by Student Athletes and how they can tackle them

By Demetris Constantinou, Contributor It’s no secret that in today’s competitive landscape, student-athletes struggle to keep themselves in a steady path – a path that will eventually lead them to the dream-come-true of a student-athlete: the dream of going professional. Undoubtedly, some may say that student-athletes are privileged to be in their position in the first place, but this does not make their life any easier or their route any less complicated. As a student athlete, you’re required to find…

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February 2019 Editorial: Student Athlete Issues

February 2019 Editorial: Student Athlete Issues

1 February, 2019 Student Athletes are the most valuable human capital of the sports industry.  Regardless of whether they go into professional sports or pursue another career path after graduating from college, student athletes need to strike and maintain a balance between their academic and sports lives.  Maintaining such balance is not an easy feat as they need to dedicate themselves, simultaneously, in two completely different, yet equally difficult tasks:  sports and academia. The lives of student athletes, as exciting…

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