Ivy League Track and Field Program Summary Series - Brown University

Ivy League Track and Field

Brown University Track and Field

  BROWN UNIVERSITY    FACTS   Enrollment – 9,500  Setting – City  Location – Providence, RI  Acceptance Rate – 8%      US NEWS AND WORLD REPORT ACADEMIC RANKINGS:    National University Ranking – 14th  Ivy League Ranking – 7th  Quality of Undergraduate Teaching – 3rd  Best Value – 14th      ACADEMIC ENVIRONMENT   "Interdisciplinary-focused Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island is dedicated to undergraduate freedom, meaning students must take responsibility for designing their own courses of study via the Open Curriculum. Students sing the praises of the academic flexibility at this Ivy League institution and the accompanying emphasis on social action. "We would not be...strong students and teachers without a proper system in place to encourage that," says one undergrad. Those who roam these hallowed halls are "constantly questioning what could make the world and our school a better place." Every person "has their own interests and pursues it without any push from others," which is why Brown can be a "very intense" place to go to school—not because students are competing academically with each other, but "because there are so many people doing so much and fighting so hard for it."   https://www.princetonreview.com/schools/1023917/college/brown-university       IVY LEAGUE AVERAGE PAST THREE-YEAR FINISH   Men’s XC – 7th, Men’s Indoor T&F – 6th, Men’s Outdoor T&F – 5th  Women’s XC – 4th, Women’s Indoor T&F – 6th, Women’s Outdoor T&F – 6th      EVENT STRENGTHS/ WEAKNESSES   Men’s strengths – sprints, middle distance, shot put  Men’s weaknesses – pole vault, hurdles, discus  Men’s needs improvement - xc  Women’s strengths – high jump, long jump, triple jump  Women’s weaknesses – hurdles, pole vault  Women’s needs improvement – middle distance      CURRENT TOP PERFORMERS – INDOOR 2018   Martin Martinez        3:59.38 / Mile --- 7:59.63 / 3000m  Zachary Lanigan      1:49.66 / 800m  Jason Kattz              24’ 4 ¾” / LJ--- 50’ / TJ  Carly Paul                 5’ 10” / HJ --- 19’9 ¾” / LJ  Zion Lewis                7.48 / 60m --- 40’8 ¼” / TJ      ONLINE RECRUITING STANDARDS   None posted  See -  https://www.fasttrackrecruiting.com/ivy-league-blog/2018/1/18/ivy-league-track-and-field-recruiting-standards-ivy-league-recruiting     ONLINE QUESTIONAIRRE    https://questionnaire.acsathletics.com/Questionnaire/Questionnaire.aspx?q=2323&s=2480&o=115       SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS   Twitter -  https://twitter.com/BrownTrack   Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/browntfxc/      SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION    http://completetrackandfield.com/clinic/       COOL ALUMS    Daveed Diggs  (A.B. 2004) – 110HH / Actor, Tony Award-winning originator of the roles of Thomas Jefferson and Marquis de Lafayette in the Pulitzer-Prize winning 2015 musical   Hamilton . #2 All-Time 110HH at Brown       IVY LEAGUE RECRUITING INFORMATION   -     https://www.fasttrackrecruiting.com/inside-the-huddle/2017/10/24/are-you-a-good-fit-for-an-ivy-program

BROWN UNIVERSITY

FACTS

Enrollment – 9,500

Setting – City

Location – Providence, RI

Acceptance Rate – 8%

 

US NEWS AND WORLD REPORT ACADEMIC RANKINGS:

National University Ranking – 14th

Ivy League Ranking – 7th

Quality of Undergraduate Teaching – 3rd

Best Value – 14th

 

ACADEMIC ENVIRONMENT

"Interdisciplinary-focused Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island is dedicated to undergraduate freedom, meaning students must take responsibility for designing their own courses of study via the Open Curriculum. Students sing the praises of the academic flexibility at this Ivy League institution and the accompanying emphasis on social action. "We would not be...strong students and teachers without a proper system in place to encourage that," says one undergrad. Those who roam these hallowed halls are "constantly questioning what could make the world and our school a better place." Every person "has their own interests and pursues it without any push from others," which is why Brown can be a "very intense" place to go to school—not because students are competing academically with each other, but "because there are so many people doing so much and fighting so hard for it."

https://www.princetonreview.com/schools/1023917/college/brown-university

 

IVY LEAGUE AVERAGE PAST THREE-YEAR FINISH

Men’s XC – 7th, Men’s Indoor T&F – 6th, Men’s Outdoor T&F – 5th

Women’s XC – 4th, Women’s Indoor T&F – 6th, Women’s Outdoor T&F – 6th

 

EVENT STRENGTHS/ WEAKNESSES

Men’s strengths – sprints, middle distance, shot put

Men’s weaknesses – pole vault, hurdles, discus

Men’s needs improvement - xc

Women’s strengths – high jump, long jump, triple jump

Women’s weaknesses – hurdles, pole vault

Women’s needs improvement – middle distance

 

CURRENT TOP PERFORMERS – INDOOR 2018

Martin Martinez        3:59.38 / Mile --- 7:59.63 / 3000m

Zachary Lanigan      1:49.66 / 800m

Jason Kattz              24’ 4 ¾” / LJ--- 50’ / TJ

Carly Paul                 5’ 10” / HJ --- 19’9 ¾” / LJ

Zion Lewis                7.48 / 60m --- 40’8 ¼” / TJ

 

ONLINE RECRUITING STANDARDS

None posted

See - https://www.fasttrackrecruiting.com/ivy-league-blog/2018/1/18/ivy-league-track-and-field-recruiting-standards-ivy-league-recruiting


ONLINE QUESTIONAIRRE

https://questionnaire.acsathletics.com/Questionnaire/Questionnaire.aspx?q=2323&s=2480&o=115

 

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS

Twitter - https://twitter.com/BrownTrack

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/browntfxc/

 

SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION

http://completetrackandfield.com/clinic/

 

COOL ALUMS

Daveed Diggs (A.B. 2004) – 110HH / Actor, Tony Award-winning originator of the roles of Thomas Jefferson and Marquis de Lafayette in the Pulitzer-Prize winning 2015 musical Hamilton. #2 All-Time 110HH at Brown

 

IVY LEAGUE RECRUITING INFORMATION - https://www.fasttrackrecruiting.com/inside-the-huddle/2017/10/24/are-you-a-good-fit-for-an-ivy-program

Ivy League Track and Field Recruiting Standards - Ivy League Recruiting

Ivy League Recruiting

College Track and Field Recruiting

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By Willy Wood

If you are one of the many high school track and field / cross country athletes hoping to be recruited by an Ivy League school note below the typical recruiting standards. Not only does acceptance to an Ivy League school require an extremely strong academic background, it also demands a very accomplished athletic career. The Ivies are improving significantly and as a result the marks they are looking for have improved significantly. Ivy League schools are significantly better athletically than most people realize. In my last season at Columbia, we were ranked sixth in the NCAA national cross country poll. Over the last 10 years, 12 Ivy League student-athletes have become NCAA Division I national champions. Most of the programs post their recruiting standards online. Generally speaking, you are going to have to be very close to me marks listed below to get serious attention from an Ivy League coach

EVENT            MEN    WOMEN

100m               10.90   12.20

200m               22.00   25.00

400m               49.00   56.50

800m               1:54     2:14

160m               4:15     5:00

3200m             9:20     11:00

110/100H          14.4    14.4

300H                38.5     44.0

LJ                     22 ' 6" 18' 6"

TJ                     47'      38'

HJ                     6' 7"    5' 6"

PV                    15'      11'9"

SP                    56'       44'

Discus              170'     140'

Javelin              190'     130'

Hammer           185'     155'

Prospective Athlete Information - Ivy League Recruiting

Ivy League Recruiting

College Track and Field Recruiting

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The Ivy League has a page dedicated to the recruiting process for prospective student-athletes interested in attending a member institution. Although the site avoids providing specific admission's related numbers, it does give a phenomenal overview of the recruiting process in general and the specific nuances related to the Ivy League.  

"Ivy League schools share a tradition of academic excellence and broad-based, successful NCAA Division I athletics. The Ivy League annually finishes among the top Division I athletics conferences in national competitive rankings, and Ivy League student-athletes earn the country’s best records in the NCAA Academic Performance Ratings, operating under the Ivy League model of athletics as a significant educational component of the student's undergraduate experience. Ivy student-athletes grow from their athletics experiences to become national and community leaders across the spectrum of 21st century life in business and technology, education and philanthropy, law and government, medicine and research, and professional sports and entertainment

As you pursue opportunities to study and compete in intercollegiate athletics, please keep in mind the following admissions and financial aid policies common to all Ivy League schools."

http://www.ivyleaguesports.com/sports/2017/7/28/information-psa-index.aspx

Ivy League Track and Field Recruiting

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COLLEGE TRACK AND FIELD RECRUITING

IVY LEAGUE ATHLETIC RECRUITING

by Willy Wood

Each year, Ivy League coaches use approximately 250 admission's spots on track and field/cross country recruits. Typically the divide between men's and women's programs is fairly equitable, leaving approximately 125 spots for each gender. Here is a list of factors to consider if you are hoping to compete and attend an Ivy.

 

1. START EARLY

 

Based on my 20 years as the head coach at Columbia University and recent conversations with many current Ivy League coaches, I estimate that approximately 75-80% of recruits apply with early decision. As a result, it is imperative that you get an early start on the recruiting process. Because of recent NCAA contact rule changes, coaches are now able to start calling you on September 1 of your junior year. Therefore, it is imperative that you ensure that you are on coach's radars prior to the start of your junior year.

 

2. DON'T BE DISCOURAGED

 

The idea of pursuing an Ivy can be somewhat intimidating due to impossibly low admission acceptance rates and the total cost of education. However, both areas of concern may be surprisingly less of a factor than you initially imagine.

It is not impossible to get into an Ivy League school: I cannot tell you how many recruits and future matriculants were told by their high school guidance counselors that they had no chance of being accepted and were discouraged to apply.

A great majority of outsiders grossly underestimate the value of athletics in the admission's process. If you are a great athlete, you will be able to overcome many perceived academic deficiencies. There are student-athletes being admitted to Ivy League schools who score in the 1100s on the SAT and 25 on the ACT.

Ivy League Schools can be affordable: It is possible that an Ivy can be among your cheaper financial options. When Harvard, Princeton and Yale changed how they calculate their financial aid awards a few years ago, Ivy League schools became very affordable for many prospects. Quite often while I was at Columbia, we would be among the cheaper options for many of our recruits. Most, if not all of the schools have financial aid online calculators that will give you an early indication of the cost of attendance. Do not be discouraged by the initial price tag. Approximately 60-percent of students attending an Ivy League school receive financial aid. On average, those students receive over $45,000 in grant money.

 

3. DETERMINE IF YOU ARE A GOOD FIT ACADEMICALLY

 

Ivy League schools are significantly better athletically than most people realize. In my last season at Columbia, we were ranked sixth in the NCAA national cross country poll. Over the last 10 years, 12 Ivy League student-athletes have become NCAA Division I national champions. Most of the programs post their recruiting standards online. Generally speaking, you are going to have to be very close to me marks listed below to get serious attention from an Ivy League coach.

If you are an athlete at or just below the standards listed below, you are going to have to be a very, very strong student.

EVENT MEASUREMENT ESTIMATES: BOYS/GIRLS

  • 100: 10.90 12.20
  • 200: 22.00 25.00
  • 400: 49.00 56.50
  • 800: 1:54 2:14
  • 1600: 4:15 5:00
  • 3200: 9:20 11:00
  • 110/100H: 14.4 14.4
  • 300H: 38.5 44.0
  • LJ: 22 ' 6" 18' 6"
  • TJ: 47' 38'
  • HJ: 6' 7" 5' 6"
  • PV: 15' 11'9"
  • SP: 56' 44'
  • Dis: 170' 140'
  • Jav: 190' 130'
  • Hammer: 185' 155'4.

RESEARCH SCHOOLS -- HOW THEY USE THEIR SPOTS 

The Ivy League office determines the overall number of admissions spots that may be used by an athletic department. Each individual athletics program may determine how to distribute those spots. As a result, there is a great disparity amongst individual programs. If you are set on applying to an Ivy, do your research to determine how each program uses their slots. For example, when I was at Columbia our men used primarily all of our admissions spots on the middle distance and distance events while our women distributed our slots between the sprints, jumps, hurdles and distance events fairly evenly.


In addition, each program is allotted a different number of recruits and how they are able to support each year. I would suggest looking at past recruit class announcements to get a general idea of how many spots they may have.

APPLY EARLY

Typically, the early decision deadline is November 1. To significantly enhance your chances of getting a spot from the coach and ultimately gain admittance, you should apply early. To be ready to apply early, you should take your official visit in September and October. After your official visits are concluded and you have identified your top choice, you should verbally commit to one of the schools and ask for a 'Likely Letter.'

WHAT IS A 'LIKELY LETTER'

The Ivy League does not use the NCAA National Letter of Intent program. Instead, they have what is called a 'Likely Letter.' The Likely Letter is the Ivy League's answer to the NLI and brings some certainty to the recruiting process. Likely Letters are provided to recruited student-athletes before official notification from the admissions office arrives. Typically, to receive a Likely Letter you will have to verbally commit to the coach, submit your application for approval from the admissions office and have completed an early financial aid estimate to ensure affordability. The Likely Letter gives you the assurance that the school will grant you acceptance when the letters are sent out.

WHAT IF I DECIDE THE IVY'S ARE NOT FOR ME OR I AM NOT OFFERED

If you find yourself just outside of the Ivy League recruiting standards or did not find a good fit for you and still want to attend a top-tier academic institution, you still have options. I would suggest looking at schools such as The University of Chicago, MIT, John's Hopkins, Washington University, Emory, Tufts, Williams, Swarthmore, Amherst, Middlebury, RPI and NYU.

Each of these schools is among the top-ranked academic schools in the country and have had very successful track and field and cross country programs. Typically, their recruiting process mirrors that of the Ivy League.

A COUPLE COMMON SENSE DO'S & DON'TS

DON'T oversell yourself as a student. It is imperative that you express to the coaches or with whom you are speaking how important the athletic piece is to you. Coaches are going to want to have confidence in your drive and motivation to succeed athletically. Furthermore, never express to a coach how stressed you are because of your high school class load. My initial thought was always, "how will they ever survive the rigors of our academic and athletic demands if high school is overwhelming them."


DO stay the course if an Ivy League school is what you want. A coach's priority list will change significantly throughout the course of the fall as recruits start saying no, decide they cannot afford the school or are deemed inadmissible by the admissions office.


DON'T get a "C"! Remember, your admission's process will differ slightly from that of a non-supported applicant. As an athlete, they will look for reasons to take you as opposed to reasons not to. Getting a "C" on your transcript makes it significantly more difficult for a coach to help you.


DO make every attempt to visit each school that you are interested in and to meet with one of the coaches. Meeting with a coach allows you the opportunity to sell yourself. If you are a borderline recruit, it is imperative that you become more than your PR and SAT score. 

In summary, recruiting within the Ivy League is an intense business. The Ivies are top academic institutions that take their athletics very seriously. Because there are so few admissions spots to go around, Ivy coaches will compete very hard for the same athletes. If you are a top-tier athlete coaches will push you for an early decision commitment. If you are a borderline recruit you will need a plan of attack to obtain one of the precious 250 available spots.

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