- Mar 11, 2014
I believe that the USOC pays athlete who medal? Something like $25,000 for Gold etc. Can athletes accept this money and still do NCAA?
Yes, NCAA athletes in the US that get full scholarships for their sport get all expenses involved with going to University covered - tuition, room, meals, books - some even get stipends to help with things like travel expenses.(as in personal travel expenses to go to from school, not team travel expenses which would by completely covered by the university)Is the college route that you get tuition paid for if you represent that college at that sport? Or is there more to it than that? A long time ago one of my coaches (not gymnastics!) suggested I go to uni in the US and look at scholarships, my parents were dead against it (as we didn't have tuition fees in the UK back then), but it feels like a missed opportunity.
Laurie does make a good poster girl for toothpaste with her smile.