About 12 UTR U.K. graduate looking to do a masters in USA with my tennis

John34

New User
Hi as the title, is it possible, what advice do you have, am graduating this summer and will be 22.

I started my degree back in September 2021 and graduating this November or June


If D1 is not an option, I have heard about NIAI, what are other options, a full scholarship maybe unlikely so good partial scholarship is ok.

Thanks in advance.
 

InsuranceMan

Hall of Fame
Hi as the title, is it possible, what advice do you have, am graduating this summer and will be 22.

I started my degree back in September 2021 and graduating this November or June


If D1 is not an option, I have heard about NIAI, what are other options, a full scholarship maybe unlikely so good partial scholarship is ok.

Thanks in advance.
I believe you might have 5th year eligibility for i think all schools, definitely D1 though I know several people who did that.

I also heard through the grape vine that there’s some quality program now at certain European schools? I heard Oxford/Cambridge have some kind of team and that they have full rides payment wise, but that I picked that off-handedly from a conversation with someone, I have no idea if that’s legit or not

You should definitely have some options though since you are a high level player, I’m sure somebody here with knowledge can tell you exactly what you need to know. I would move this thread to the college tennis talk section, they would know the most
 

jcgatennismom

Hall of Fame
Apply to join the Facebook group College Tennis Recruitment Video Group. Then post a video, your UTR and your situation. There are college coaches in that group-mostly non D1 but I think u may only qualify for NAIA at your age with a completed undergrad in UK. The coaches will know the rules. Not sure how many NAIA colleges have grad programs. Check out Georgia Gwinnett College online-they are a top NAIA school near Atlanta which is a hotbed for tennis. Good luck! My son played d1 and then the 1st year of his MBA as a 5th year in a different D1 conference.
 

andfor

Legend
Ohio Northern has a graduate program. I think they have a J-1 visa exchange program, not sure if that would apply to you, or if they have a graduate program that's a fit. Texas A&M-Texarkana has graduate programs, even doctorate. Both schools are NAIA and have had strong programs in the past.

@jcgatennismom suggestion to join the Facebook group is a good one.

The other option is to hire a recruiting firm in your area that has connections and knows the rules. I'd recommend Mark Finnegan's firm. He's a former D1 player and coach based near you in Ireland, and knows the US college tennis landscape inside and out. https://allsportsrecruitment.com/about-us/
 

John34

New User
Apply to join the Facebook group College Tennis Recruitment Video Group. Then post a video, your UTR and your situation. There are college coaches in that group-mostly non D1 but I think u may only qualify for NAIA at your age with a completed undergrad in UK. The coaches will know the rules. Not sure how many NAIA colleges have grad programs. Check out Georgia Gwinnett College online-they are a top NAIA school near Atlanta which is a hotbed for tennis. Good luck! My son played d1 and then the 1st year of his MBA as a 5th year in a different D1 conference.
Thanks for the advice, appreciate it.
 

John34

New User
Ohio Northern has a graduate program. I think they have a J-1 visa exchange program, not sure if that would apply to you, or if they have a graduate program that's a fit. Texas A&M-Texarkana has graduate programs, even doctorate. Both schools are NAIA and have had strong programs in the past.

@jcgatennismom suggestion to join the Facebook group is a good one.

The other option is to hire a recruiting firm in your area that has connections and knows the rules. I'd recommend Mark Finnegan's firm. He's a former D1 player and coach based near you in Ireland, and knows the US college tennis landscape inside and out. https://allsportsrecruitment.com/about-us/
Thanks for the advice, appreciate it.
 

MarTennis

Semi-Pro
Hi as the title, is it possible, what advice do you have, am graduating this summer and will be 22.

I started my degree back in September 2021 and graduating this November or June


If D1 is not an option, I have heard about NIAI, what are other options, a full scholarship maybe unlikely so good partial scholarship is ok.

Thanks in advance.
Check with University of Hawaii at Manoa. There may be a spot.
 
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