All-star cheering in college

Discussion in 'Allstar Cheerleading' started by D.Hall, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. stuntjumptumble

    stuntjumptumble Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    They have a really amazing all girl team, but if I can't make that team they have an intermediate team as well!



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  2. yojaehs

    yojaehs Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    Here is my caution to all considering doing both - Please focus on school first! I have seen athletes that have moved away to college, cheer for their school and all-star and then their grades suffer. I'm all for getting in the gym as much as possible but please focus on grades! Rings won't feed your kids, degrees will!
     
  3. BigBow

    BigBow There are Cheeropedia articles about me!

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    And C's may get degrees, but C's don't get jobs! I was asked several times what my GPA was when applying for jobs, it's important!!
     
  4. King

    King Is all about that bass Staff Member

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    Not from Georgia Tech. You don't get a GPA. You get a checkmark that you graduated.

    Haha, engineering schools have terrible GPAs. I think the school average is a 2.5 or something.
     
  5. luv2cheer92

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    And grad school. For the program I went into, if you don't have at least a 3.8, it's extremely difficult to get into really any credible school in the country. I would definitely recommend taking it easy your first year to make sure you can handle everything.


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  6. Ashley

    Ashley Administrator Staff Member National Champion

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    We were always graded on a curve. Plenty of people still get As, but an A might be the equivalent of a 65 on an exam, haha.

    I graduated Magna Cum Laude :p
     
  7. King

    King Is all about that bass Staff Member

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    I graduated. I'm happy.

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  8. Jessica

    Jessica Last Pass... on International Open 1

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    Check! I graduated!

    sting 'em

    (C's do get jobs. I got a great one!)
     
  9. cheerKT

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    I was sitting around with some friends the week before graduation and they were discussing how they were graduating Cum Laude but missed Magna Cum Laude by this amount, or how they were graduating Summa Cum Laude. I told them I was graduating. Period, end of sentence. And I was happy about it.
     
  10. dizzzigrl

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    We just dropped my daughter off at college today! She had planned on cheering AllStar and college but realized that she is going to to be too busy for All Star. It upset her a little, but school and school cheer have to be first!


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  11. DropAndRun

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    If you want it and are willing to work for it, go for it! I graduated summa from a southern engineering institution much finer than the one @king speaks of :wasntme: while traveling the country competing almost every weekend year round in a different sport. I was a dedicated student though, every bit as much as I was a dedicated athlete. It was exactly the same for me as the high school/high level sports lifestyle though. If you succeed now, you should do well then. I was not into the social scene outside of my sport much, although I did pledge and participate in a sorority. My sport came first then and comes only behind my family now, as I now make my living as a professional athlete.
     
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    Im not doing school cheer but I am heavily considering doing an open team about an hour away. The only problem is, I attend a very strict university and we are only allows to miss 4 classes of each class every semester. Not too sure how the would work out with Worlds and other competitions....
     
  13. DropAndRun

    DropAndRun Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    @level5diva where there's a will, there's a way. I usually went to professors at the beginning of the semester and told them I was competing at the international level in my sport and it required some travel and that I'd have to miss these dates for whatever. It was extremely rare that someone didn't work with me and/or I had to miss more than they allowed. You don't go to college classes every day.. If you do college "right" you can have all 2 day classes, never have a class on Friday, never go in the evening, and you could essentially miss 2 full weeks of school without missing the requirement. It just means no sleeping in after partying and going to school when you're sick. (Which was exactly like high school for me!)

    My senior year I went to school tues-thurs from like 8-6 or 8-8, which wasn't fun but I traveled to compete Thursday night and competed fri-sun traveling back to school on Mondays. It was the highlight of my amateur career and fueled my success enough to allow me to turn pro a few years later. I am sure, especially after freshman year, that a college schedule could be made to work well with cheer, especially for someone willing to sacrifice other things.
     
  14. _makemineadouble

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    I did it for three years and while it is tough and takes time management it was worth it for me at the same time. I cheered my first year at a gym about 30 min from my college. It wasnt as bad be cause my allstar team had many of my college athetes and neither were extremely competitive so there was flexibility. My third year of college I cheer at a highly competitve college TVCC and a highly competitive allstar program Woodlands elite. Not only did i have the pressure of doing both at such a high level they were also about 3 hours apart. me and two of my teammates made alot of sacrafices over that season and had to miss both college and all star practices at times. on fridays we ould practice from 11-3 and literally jump in the car after to go to allstar practice at 6:30. If you are commited to the sport you wont mind it but just make sure its what you want to do be cause it isnt for the weak.
     
  15. D.Hall

    D.Hall I'm new. Don't Hurt Me

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    As of now I am in the top 5% of my class, I do all-star and school cheer and I have put in about 43 hours of volunteer time. Im pretty decent at fitting in my school work with my crazy cheer schedule. So, I know it can be alot going on and there isn't much time for other things. But, I want it badly enough that I would be completely willing if I had to travel some to get back and forth between my school and a gym.

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