Student Athletes Environment
While enrolled as students in secondary schools, some male and female athletes play on various sports teams. If they compete and indeed successfully perform at a competitive level during their junior and/or senior years, one or more colleges and/or universities (schools or institutions) in the United States (U.S.) will recruit them upon graduation. After signing a national letter of intent and then meeting eligibility requirements for admission, high school athletes may decide to attend a specific school in higher education based on different factors. These, in part, include their academic profile and athletic skills, amount of financial aid offered to participate in a particular sport, location and reputation of the school, and personal reasons. After accepting a scholarship and then enrolling in College X or University Y, they become student athletes (SAs).