How to Get Recruited: College Admissions for Athletes | EP. 006


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Meet Today’s Guest: Renee Lopez, Author of Looking for a Full Ride?

Renee Lopez, a seventeen-year coaching veteran, has been successful both in business and sports. She has been a college soccer coach for 14 years and high school varsity coach for 3 years. She served on staff at the University of Florida and also been an NCAA Division I, II, & NAIA Head Coach for 11 years. As a coach, Renee developed 3 All-Americans, was named Coach of the Year, and regularly led her teams to Academic Honors, Sportsmanship Awards, & Regional Championships.

Additionally, Renee is the CEO of her own leadership development and coaching education academy consulting service and she is the author of an upcoming book on the college recruiting process for student-athletes titled Looking For A FULL RIDE?: An Insider’s Recruiting Guide where she has interviewed 65 college coaches and athletic directors across 19 different sports.

Renee runs a weekly blog on the college recruiting process for high school student-athletes, 8 different Facebook groups related to coaching, recruiting, mindset, and leadership. As a recruiting educator has even recently been featured with the National Alliance for Youth Sports, USA Weekly, ESPN Radio and SiriusXM. You can find more about her www.rlopezcoaching.comor email her at

On Today’s Episode We Discuss:

  • The basics of athletic recruiting

  • How to build relationships with athletic recruiters

  • NCAA standards for college admissions

  • Scholarships and full rides for athletes

  • How to decide which college to attend

  • Chances of being recruited and getting athletic scholarships

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