The Student Athlete Survival Guide

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Ragged Mountain Press, 2000 - Education - 175 pages
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"I was happy to contribute to this book because it's packed with vital information about what it takes to succeed in sports, school, and, more importantly, life."--Ronnie Lott, Fox Sports, former NFL star

"Complete, comprehensive, and easy to read. A great benefit to any young athlete considering playing sports in college."--Rick Telander, "ESPN The Magazine"

"If you're interested in becoming eligible, read the NCAA Guide. If you're interested in getting a meaningful education, read this book."--Dale Brown, former college basketball coach

"This book reveals the inner workings of college sports so that athletes can take charge of their lives. Our young people are in trouble. Parents should read this desperately needed book to help their kids."--Bill Walton, NBC Sports, former NBA star

"Excellent insights into recruitment, including rarely stated truths: a must-read for prospective student-athletes."--Janet M. Justus, former NCAA Director of Education Outreach

"Athletes must prepare for college success in high school. This book shows them how--in an entertaining, inspiring way."--Dr. Kathleen Gabriel, academic advisor, University of Arizona

"Every potential student-athlete should read this book prior to picking a college or university. This is one of life's most important decisions; the book helps athletes choose a place and setting where they will be happy and productive and not just consider sports. I will definitely have my sons read this guide when they reach college age."--Darrin Nelson, assistant athletic director, Stanford University

"Finally, a book for student-athletes and their parents that cuts through the hype to addressthe real issues. Read this book before you make any decisions about college."--Bob Corb, Ph.D., sports psychologist

"If an athlete doesn't want to be exploited or taken advantage of, the first step is to read this book. Then they need to take action."--Joel Corry, sports agent

"This book is right on target. It helps athletes make informed decisions about all the critical issues they face from the time they enter high school through their college years and beyond."--Bob Bender, head basketball coach, University of Washington

"The writing and the cartoons express key points in a way that high school and college athletes will enjoy."--Joseph Halper, former Commissioner of Recreation of New York City

"This book is an excellent motivational tool for high school and college athletes who want to succeed. The book tells you exactly what you need to know and what actions you need to take."--Krista Blomquist, pro beach volleyball player

"I've been involved in high school and college basketball as an athlete, coach, and parent. This book sets forth outstanding guidelines for recruiting and preparation for college."--Bill Donlon, basketball coach, Lake Forest High School

"This is the most comprehensive guide to recruiting ever written. Must reading for prospective student-athletes and their families--and even coaches."--Jerry Wainwright, head basketball coach, University of North Carolina--Wilmington

"Is this book had been around when I was in high school, it would have saved me a lot of grief."--Dan Kreft, pro basketball player and Web site designer

"After years of interviewing athletes, I have found that the ones who are the most grounded understand self-accountability.This book teaches this important lesson."--Chris Myers, Fox Sports

"This book provides a tremendous game plan for high school and college athletes to succeed on the field and in the classroom. You know if Ronnie Lott is involved, it's going to be first-rate."--Eric Allen, NFL Pro Bowl cornerback

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Bring Your AGame
The Ingredients of Success
Roadblocks to Success

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About the author (2000)

Marc Isenberg and Rick Rhoads are the founders of, a Web Site dedicated to educating and advising student-athletes.

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