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20 Secrets to Success for NCAA Student-Athletes Who Won’t Go Pro
by Rick Burton, Jake Hirshman, Norm O’Reilly, Andy Dolich, Heather Lawrence and Norm O’Reilly
foreword by Oliver Luck
afterword by Pat O’Conner
Ohio University Press, 2017
Cloth: 978-0-8214-2294-6 | eISBN: 978-0-8214-4617-1 | Paper: 978-0-8214-2295-3
Library of Congress Classification LC2581.B87 2017
Dewey Decimal Classification 796.043092


The vast majority of student-athletes dreaming of athletic stardom won’t make it to the pros. Yet, the discipline and skills they’ve developed while balancing a sport and academics make them ideally suited for satisfying careers elsewhere.

In 20 Secrets to Success for NCAA Student-Athletes Who Won’t Go Pro, the authors draw on personal experience, interviews, expert opinion, and industry data to provide a game plan for student-athletes through key transitions at each stage of their careers, from high school through college and beyond.

Modeled on Stephen Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, this book provides a much-needed strategy for achieving career success. Readable and concise, it will be a valuable tool for students, parents, and sports administrators.

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