“A Good College Should Fit Like Your Favorite Pair of Pajamas
– So Should Your College Coaching Team!”
The College Coaches and will help you “get comfortable” with the college process and applying as an athlete.
Webinar: Applying to College as an Athlete
Topics to be Covered Include:
Recruitment – How does it work, how to get on the radar
Impact of soccer abilities on admissions
When and how to contact coaches
Planning as an athlete from 9th through 12th grade
Differences between D1 and D3
Timeline for the (Overall) College Admissions Process
Do I Need a Private Counselor?
Our speakers represent division 1 and 3 colleges and their athletic programs.
Presentation will be about 45 minutes followed by Q&A. Registration is required, please fill out the Calendly form to the right for the October 2, 7:00 p.m. webinar.
Director of Undergraduate Admission, Neumann University
Jim Van Blunk, Senior Associate of Undergraduate Admissions at Temple University – firstname.lastname@example.org
Education: Saint Joseph’s University, B.S. Management & Marketing, M.S. Education.
Jim is currently in his 16th year as a Senior Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Temple.
In his role he supervises the first-year admissions team. He is responsible for the strategic planning of recruitment travel as well as the application review process. As a member of the senior leadership team for undergraduate admissions, he helps to develop the overall strategic plan for the office to meet the enrollment goals of the university. Jim also serves as the liaison between the Athletic Department and Undergraduate Admissions.
Jim began his career as an Admissions Counselor at his alma mater and in his 13 years there worked his way up the ladder, eventually serving as Director of Admission. Jim also served as the Director of University Admission at Villanova University for just about 3 years. He then returned to his alma mater to serve as the Alumni Director in the Advancement Office for 6 years before returning to admissions work at Temple.
He has been active in PACAC throughout the years and has been conference presenter on a wide range of topics, from the NCAA process to Early Admission programs. Jim has presented a few times at the NACAC Conference as well, most recently in San Diego. He has also served on a number of Advisory Boards and has been a faculty member for PACAC’s Summer Institute.
Head Coach; Women’s Soccer, Misericordia University
Becky Bowlby has thirty years of college admission and fifteen years of college counseling experience.
Becky loves to work with students and families creating a college list, financial aid strategies, and supporting athletes through the process. Because of her extensive background in both admissions and counseling, Becky has formed a national and international network of colleagues from both sides of the desk.
Becky served in a variety of leadership roles in the Pennsylvania Association for College Admission Counseling (PACAC) including President, Conference Planning Chair (6 times), Treasurer, Chair of Admission Practices Committee, and Chair of College Fairs Committee. At the 2022 conference, Becky was awarded Emeritus Membership status for her service to the organization. In addition, Becky has been very active in the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) serving in several leadership roles there as well.