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What Impact Did the Top 100 Girls from 2013 Have as Freshman?
by Ross Greenstein, 16 July 2014
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Last week, we at Scholarship for Athletes discussed the impact of the Top 100 Boys from the 2013 class on their college teams as freshmen. This week, we cover the Top 100 Girls from the same recruiting class.
As I look at the Top 100 Girls, it becomes clear that there is a major influence from scholarship money with this group. Since these girls can all earn full scholarships, the majority of them chose schools where they receive offers for full scholarships. Even though some of the schools are ranked lower in tennis, in non-BCS conferences, and and rated lower academically, the girls still chose the schools where scholarships were offered. As a result, there were many more girls that were major impact players on their respective teams.
Here is how we define each player type:
Major Impact Player: These players played high in the lineup in singles and doubles and played an important role in the team's success.
Impact Player: These players played some singles and doubles and contributed to the team, however, without them the team would have had similar results.
Minor Impact Player: These players had insignificant playtime in singles or doubles and the team was not affected by their role on the team.
Here is the how the Top 100 girls shook out this past year:
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