The program that will increase the relationship between the two academic institutions, will see six student athletes who play high level soccer, basketball or volleyball in grades 10 and 11 selected by Park University to travel to Kansas City from March 21-24.
While the students that are selected will be required to make their way to Kansas City, once there they will be supplied with free accommodation, transportation and some meals during their three day stay.
During those three days the students from the Northwest will be evaluated by coaches, participate in classes at Park University, stay in residence at the University and take part in extra curricular activities in the region.
As they head back for home, those selected will also be put on a watch list by coaches, with the potential of an offer of a sports scholarship for their post high school years.
Kevin Vicker, the Senior Director of International Education at Park, noted that the student athlete program could be a strong addition to the current arrangement between the Missouri University and Coast Mountain College.
“Based upon what I saw during my first visit it seems there are a number of high quality student athletes in the region who would be a good fit for our academic partnership program with Coast Mountain College,” ... “We hope this opportunity would help students from the region get the opportunity early in their academic career to see what is available to them.”
Details on the timeline or how student athletes across the Northwest may be able to qualify for the program have not been released through the Coast Mountain College website as of yet.
The Park Pirates art part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, Park is also expanding its athletics program to a campus in Arizona where teams will be know as the Park Buccaneers.
You can learn more about the Coast Mountain/Park University program from the information release that highlights the latest cross border opportunities.
For more items of note for Post Secondary education in the Northwest see our archive page here.
To return to the most recent blog posting of the day, click here.