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I'm not sure it's true that all recruited varsity athletes at Stanford are

below their 25% marker. And I would be surprised if Stanford didn't have a policy that certain recruited athletes (especially from most of the recently cut sports) were required to fall somewhere above the 25% number, if not above the 50% marker. There's no way Stanford is giving away admissions slots to sailing athletes or synchronized swimmers who are in the bottom quadrant. Yes, this is true for many other teams at Stanford (football, basketball, baseball etc.) and probably men's volleyball and perhaps another reason that sport was cut. A history of not having enough highly qualified athletes.

I suppose that admissions offices at places like Stanford loath the athletic department and when the sailing coach abuses his power, like the fencing coach at Harvard, rather than having these team sort of "game" their admission stats, they create a scandal and seal their fate.
[Post edited by sabrex at 07/09/2020 1:10PM]

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Posted: 07/09/2020 at 1:09PM


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