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Why Division I?
by Peter Green, 2 December 2013
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If you talk to most people about college athletics they think of Division I sports. Even people who do not follow sports know about March Madness and the BCS Championships. Top juniors dream of playing Division I college tennis. So what do Division I college coaches have to say about Division I tennis?
Bruce Berque - University of Michigan
Division I tennis, especially at the highest levels, is the best option for those prospects who have made a great physical, mental, and emotional investment in their tennis, and want to pursue it at the highest possible level in college with respect to level of practice partners, training resources, and competitive schedule.
Tim Smith - Marist College Men
Although there are vast differences in Division I programs, Division I tennis allows student athletes a much greater opportunity to play many more competitive matches in dual meets and tournaments. Funding additional full time coaches, better facilities and more matches, provides those student athletes that want to compete at the next level with a real advantage over the other divisions.
This fits in nicely with what John McEnroe had to say:
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