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Guest Contributor: Che Chengsupanimit on How He Graduated Debt Free Without An Athletic Scholarship

I am pleased to announce that we have a guest contributor on our site, Che Chengsupanimt of collegewrestlingrecruiting.com. He attended and wrestled at a Division III school. NCAA Division III schools do not offer athletic scholarships, as a result Che had to figure out how to continue his education and wrestling career without that financial support.

Now he is sharing what he learned with us. If you find the article below informative head on over to College Wrestling Recruiting to read it again or for more articles written by Che.

By providing links to other sites, SoCal WrestlerGirl does not guarantee, approve, or endorse the information or products available on these sites.



 

2018-2019 ACT & SAT Test Dates

It’s that time of year again. That time when I remind wrestler-girls that, to anyone who wants to continue their career at the collegiate level, good grades in school and good performance on the mat are important. But there is a third factor that must not be ignored: performing well on one or both of the standardized tests colleges and universities use as qualifiers for admission into their institutions can go a long way to make up for a GPA deficit

I cannot stress enough the benefits of preparing for these important tests as early as possible and to actually take them multiple times. However, tournament schedules can sometimes conflict with testing dates; that is why I have added a test date page to the site which I will update every year. Hopefully, it will help coaches, athletes and parents plan out their competition and testing schedules.

ACT Website

SAT Website

2018-2019 Test Dates

ACT

September 8, 2018 (registration deadline: August 10, 2018)
October 27, 2018 (registration deadline: September 28, 2018)
December 8, 2018 (registration deadline: November 2, 2018)
February 9, 2019*(registration deadline: January 11, 2019)
April 13, 2018 (registration deadline: March 8, 2019)
June 8, 2018 (registration deadline: May 3, 2019)
July 13, 2019** (registration deadline: June 14, 2019)

*No test centers are scheduled in New York for the February and July test dates.

**No test centers are scheduled in California for the July test date.

SAT

August 25, 2018 (registration deadline: July 27, 2018)
October 6, 2018 (registration deadline: September 26, 2018)
November 3, 2018 (registration deadline: October 24, 2018)
December 1, 2018 (registration deadline: November 20, 2018)
March 9, 2019 (registration deadline: February 27, 2019)
May 4, 2019 (registration deadline: April 24, 2019)
June 1, 2019 (registration deadline: May 22, 2019)

SoCalWrestlerGirl.com has Added a New Feature

WCWA Schools Majors Database Added

In order to help wrestler-girls and their families with the college selection process. SoCalWrestlerGirl.com has added a new feature: the WCWA Schools Majors Database. The idea is actually a product of a question made in the SoCalWrestlerGirl Facebook group which, though a closed group, anyone is welcome to join (come to learn and/or educate others).

The database is provided as a guide for anyone interested in attending a WCWA member school. It is not intended as a replacement for visiting a school’s website, speaking to an academic adviser, or reading the course catalog.

There are a few things I would like to mention about the database:

  1. I have included all schools that have WCWA programs or that have announced starting programs. I recommend you check the colleges with women’s wrestling programs page to ensure that the programs will be active by the time you start your college career before committing yourself to any specific program.
  2. This is a considerable undertaking and updating the list will be challenging. I promise to do my best to maintain it. I thank you in advance for your understanding if I do fall behind and the list becomes a little outdated.
  3. Use the search box below to filter the results to match your area of interest. For best results enter only one word, as multiple words may filter out results that might actually be relevant.
  4. Doctorate degrees, certification programs, and minors are not listed.
  5. Degrees are listed at their most general level, concentrations are not listed. For example, if you are looking for Music Education; you will find Music and Education but not the combination. This does not mean that no school offers Music Education but simply that you will actually have to visit the schools’ sites to look further into that very specific degree. I did this to reduce the number of records in the database since majors such as Education can have a large variety of specializations.
  6. I have simplified/converted the major names to those that fall more in line with the naming conventions of the majority of the schools. Once again, you should visit the schools’ sites to look further into specific information about the interested major.
  7. If you do not see the major you are interested in, don’t despair, some schools offer individualized degrees which will allow you to design your own major. Every school calls their program something slightly different but I have labeled it Individualized.
  8. If you come across mistakes, of any kind, please feel free to let me by way of the Contact Us Form.

So, go ahead and click on the link at the beginning of the post to go to the database and if you like it please share it with others that might find a use for it. If there are any other features you would like to see on this site please feel free to let me know!

Aside

CMU Camp

Normally, I only post events that:

  1. SoCal wrestlergirls can get to easily
  2. have direct repercussions on the athletes’ future competitive opportunities

But, when someone outside of California reaches out to me saying they would really like to see California wrestlers attend their event, I tend to make an exception. Especially when that someone is SoCal native coach, Travis Mercado who has recently been named head coach at Colorado Mesa University.

So, if you are able to get out to Colorado for a few days, you can take advantage of the opportunity to learn from an accomplished collegiate women’s wrestling coach. And, maybe learn something about the campus that could be a potential home for you after high school.

For more information visit our event page for the camp.

Privacy Policy Updated

As if I wasn’t behind enough as it was, The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into in effect on May 25th of this year. This is a law intended to protect the data and privacy of all individuals within the European Union (EU). Even though there are very few visitors to the site that come from the EU, it is better to be safe than to run afoul of the law. Besides, it’s a good law and all individuals on the internet deserve to have their data and privacy protected by the sites they visit.

With that goal, I have updated the Privacy Policy page to comply with the GDPR standards. Feel free to look at the policy and let us know of any concern you may have (our privacy policy tells you how).

As an additional piece of advice, please make sure all the sites you visit are complying with the GDPR if they aren’t it may be a good sign of how much they care about your data and privacy.

 

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