Losing Tennis/Athletic Scholarship

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  1. WARPWOODIE

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    Can a tennis player on a full/partial scholarship lose it if they don't perform well...example, a walk-on who, in the scope of the season does better than someone higher in the pecking order. If so, how often does this happen?
     
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  2. 10ispro

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    Players can lose scholarships on a whim. If the coach wants or need to money for another player, he can pull a scholarship for pretty much any reason with little to no recourse for the player.
     
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  3. tennismom42

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    I disagree. It's a contract. Granted it's a ONE-year contract. Both parties are bound to the contract, until the last day of the contract. The contracts are re-negotiated each year. That encourages the players to perform well, on the court and in the classroom
     
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  4. goober

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    Well you can be kicked off team mid year for bad grades or bad behavior. Even if your tuition is paid till the end of the term, effectively your college tennis career at a particular school is over.

    At the end of the year if they do not renew your scholie for whatever reason, there is not very much you can do about it. It is not in the best interest of the coach though to do this routinely.
     
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  5. TennisCoachFLA

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    Scholorships are not the contracts people think they are. Just ask the Kentucky basketball players that Calipari is pulling the scholarships from as he takes over the program.
     
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    I think the OP is referring to a walk on being better than a scholarship player as far as on court performance. The scholarship player has a contract for one year. After that year, the coach has to decide how to distribute next years scholarship money among the returning players and recruits that may be coming in. So it can change from year to year.
     
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  7. MegacedU

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    Tennis mom is right. You get it guaranteed for the year. After that, you're up for review.
     
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  8. chrisplchs

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    yeap, college scholarship money is only guaranteed for one year only. the coach decides on how he wants to split it up. you'll almost never get your scholarship revoked completely if all you do is try your butt off but never get better. stuff like habitual tardiness, talking back, academics, lack of effort gets you yanked
     
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  9. nocompromise2009

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    that is what sucks about sports scholarships, academic's are better haha
     
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  10. MegacedU

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    Academic ones are in the same boat. Even if you get a "full ride" there's stipulations with that. Always, you must maintain a minimum GPA.
     
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    yah but minimum is pretty low usually like 3.0. If you can't maintain that you should lose your academic scholarship.
     
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  12. MegacedU

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    3.0 is not a low GPA at all! That's like a solid B+/A-.
     
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    Low is a relative term depending on where you go to school. You wouldn't believe how many people at universities everywhere can't maintain that 3.0. Me? I had ridiculous fear of failure so I made sure I stayed well above any marks that would put me in danger of losing scholarship funds.
     
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    I guess it depends on the school, but at my college B=3.0, B+= 3.3, A-= 3.7

    so a B+/A- average would be between 3.4-3.6 GPA.

    Also you have to remember if you are on an academic scholarship, you are there because of your supposedly superior academic background so you should be held to a higher standard than say person on an athletic scholarship.
     
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    That's true, you should be superior, but collegiate and high school academics are day and night. Still, I wouldn't ever consider a 3.0 to be low.
     
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    Can someone maintain an academic scholarship with a 3.0? What about the students who are getting much higher GPAs but not on a scholarship? Is this scholarship like a one time deal during admission which cannot be taken away if you get at least 3.0 and no one with a better GPA can get a scholarship later even if he/she got a great GPA?
     
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    Yes as a matter fact I was on one that had that minimum requirement. Although they differ for different schools, basically they can set whatever gpa they want. The highest minimum I have heard of is 3.2-3.3. Usually it is one time deal that the school uses to entice a student to go there because of very high SAT and/or class standing. The most common type of student that gets one could get into a place like Ivy league caliber college but a public school or private which is not ranked as high, will offer it to get them to go there.

    As for you other question, I have not ever heard of a school giving scholarship to a student after they had been there for several years because they were doing well. Once you are in their school, there is no need to entice you with a scholarship.
     
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  18. MegacedU

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    I agree goober. The scholarships work as incentives to get you to go there, not to stay there. As the old adage goes, if it's not broke, don't fix it.
     
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    The thing about scholarships is that with all them (except athletic scholarships) have to be sought out by the student. Most schools aren't going to come looking for you to give you free money. Another thing is that even with a great GPA, you can often lose out to another student who has a lower GPA because he/she is more well-rounded in the school's view. They may have more activities that makes them seem like a more "complete" person that will have a greater chance of success after graduation.

    Also, the terms of the scholarship are usually defined at the time the student applies i.e. 1 year and student must re-apply each year thereafter or 4-years with no need to re-apply as long minimum academic requirements are met each year.
     
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  20. nocompromise2009

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    i know a kid that wreslted for my school and got a full ride to a sub divison of pitt for wrestling and he ended up not wrestling to study for for classes and stuff but he still got to keep his full ride
     
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