Fairleigh Dickinson w/ 9 int'l recruits in one year???

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  1. tennisnoob3

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    http://www.tennisrecruiting.net/team.asp?id=198

    fairleigh dickinson has 9 recruits for 2009 :shock:
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    4 from 08
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    4 from 07
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    7 from 06

    kinda outrageous. theres no way all those international kids are on scholarships. seems like a lot of kids to cut.
     
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    This probably explains how they moved up to D I tennis.
     
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    atleast some of their internationals are native english speakers unlike another college i know of where they only have 2 native english speakers in their team I guess.
     
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    i dont see how that is even remotely relevant. who cares if they speak english? its more of a morals thing, letting that many kids commit and then cutting them.

    i saw a somewhat similar story about football and recruit limits and how some kids lose scholarships due to over-recruiting. it's terrible
     
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    I can tell you, since I know the situation directly. The head coach is a great recruiter and a great coach. He purposely looks for players who are strong academically so that they qualify for academic aid. When you combine that with some athletic aid and possibly some need-based aid, you can provide a great package deal. FDU is not really a great academic school, but it's strength is in its business department. Additionally, it is near NYC, which makes it a school that more easily attracts international students who don't rely on name recognition as much as location and price.

    As for someone who stated how they moved up to D1, they have been D1 for a long time. There is a D3 campus that has separate athletic departments. They can take classes on either campus, but they are nearly an hour drive from each other. The D1 campus has more of an urban feel and the D3 campus is more suburban.
     
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    They are supposed to be student-athletes at a college where the classes are taught in English. That is relevant.

    However, the previous poster should not assume that players cannot speak English if they come from certain countries. Virginia has two Dutch players who speak fluent English and are good students.
     
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    Agreed.
    But they got spanked on Friday regardless, by St. John's.
    GO JOHNNIES!!
     
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    Agreed! The German players on our D1 team speak English as well as the American players. And probably with better grammar :)
     
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    But when most of the team come from one particular country, and it ends up that none of them speak English in practise and leave the only English speakers there standing awkwardly not knowing what is going on...

    Thats bad
     
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    A good coach would not let this continue. If along, by all means, speak their native tongue, but in a group, speak the common language. That is how it can work out just fine.
     
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    They've had these scholarships for more than a decade, easily. They also make sure that tennis players, get RA positions. They have a lot of money to give to both the men and women, and the AD is willing to help them win, within reason. They also use the tennis team as academic floaters for the athletic department stats. The coach is an excellent recruiter, and a very likable guy. The conference is also very weak, and their competitors do not have as much athletic aid to compete with FDU. The schools which annually vie for the NEC Championships with them are academically superior, and one is far more exclusive socio-economically. If you play for FDU, you will pretty much be assured going to the NCAA Championships at least once, minimum, in four years, but they get waxed when they get there. But the campus, its student population, and its academic standards, leave much to be desired. Hence, the nickname: Fairly Ridicules U.
     
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    Well, that is a ridiculous spelling of the word ridiculous. :)
     
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  14. tennisnoob3

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    ironically enough, their nickname is actually "Fairly ridiculous" due to its price and "prestige"
     
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