Scout: Linus Gillgren
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Hi everyone! My name is Linus Gillgren. I am originally from Gothenburg Sweden. I started my journey in the USA at University of Arkansas at Little Rock. I was on the all Conference Team and I received The All American Scholar reward. I got my honors degree in Psychology and after college I had the privilege to pursue my Professional golf career for over 6 years around the world. I played on the European tour Web.com tour PGA tour Latin America and Canada. After a unfortunate back and hip injury I have taken a pause from professional golf. When the opportunity presented itself to work for Athletes USA I just couldn’t say no. I myself did not have the right help to get the best school possible and I had to do most of the work myself, and it can be very overwhelming sometimes. I absolutely love the opportunity to help my athletes not just found A school, but the right school.
I am sure that it will be one of your best decisions of your life so I would be happy to help you.
WHAT IS AN ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP?
Athletic as well as academic scholarships are much more common in the US than in most other countries. Athletic scholarships are awarded to athletes of outstanding performance in order to enable them to finance their studies in the US. The athlete participates fully in practice sessions with the college team and represents the university in various tournaments and competitions. The coaches’ job is to professionally look after the teams; in this sense, he has a similar position to that of a professor and is also paid accordingly.
For what reasons are scholarships awarded?
For generations, American universities have had college teams in all kinds of sports. These teams are professionally managed by specially employed coaches and serve as an advertisement for the respective university in numerous competitions. If a team has regional or even nationwide success, the media will cover its development. That is why college teams are a means to market the university in order to recruit new students. For this reason, the universities provide the coaches with a budget to recruit talented athletes from around the world and help them finance their studies or even their entire stay abroad.
Why an athletic scholarship to America
The American College system produces some of the best sporting talent in the world. The facilities, coaching and support networks including sports science, nutrition, physiotherapy and fitness training are all world class. Universities travel the length and breadth of the United States to play each other; it is big business involving, massive corporate sponsorship, fanatical crowds, rich history, and national television coverage. Collegiate sports are as close to a professional environment as it’s possible to get. A normal schedule involves one to two training sessions or practices a day plus additional sports specific weights and fitness sessions within in a normal athletic scholarship. All this alongside a full university degree program.
Athletic Scholarships are funded sports programs that include Football (Soccer), Golf, Basketball, Tennis, Field Hockey, American Football, Baseball, Swimming & Diving, Track and Field, Fencing, Rowing (Crew), Skiing, Gymnastics and many more athletic scholarship programs.