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Recruiting for NCAA Triathlon at Transylvania University
I know it's a late in the recruiting cycle to consider a new school in early November, but if any of you here have connections to high school aged women that are interested in NCAA triathlon, I'm gathering a team of women who are driven to chase a national title. Please have them contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the moment, front-pack swimming ability (sub-5:30 500 SCY) provides a very realistic opportunity at a Top-10 at NCAA championships. In our first season (Fall 2018), I'm very open to developing new triathletes, so previous experience is not strictly necessary. However, my target demographic would be "swimmers who can run".
I've linked some info about the program as a bit of a primer, but Transylvania is a small, nationally ranked liberal arts school in Lexington, Kentucky. Academically, we are quite elite, with our average student having an ACT of 27, EVERY ONE of our professors holding a PhD (or the highest possible degree in their field), and the highest acceptance rate to law and medical school of any undergraduate institution in the state. Athletically, we are a DIII school. Our athletic department is investing heavily into triathlon because we realize that by getting in early, we can build a perennial contender if we are aggressive. We have a ton of academic scholarship money available, so while we cannot provide athletic scholarships, it's unlikely that a strong student would pay anywhere near the sticker price here.