If you are thinking about trying out, but aren’t sure how it would affect your academics, I totally understand. For me, December of 2010 was when I really started to think seriously about auditioning. I had a year of classes left, although I wasn’t sure if I could balance being a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader and attending school. Finally, I decided to follow my heart and try out.
I am very proud to say that in December I graduated from TCU, and I have had an amazing rookie season! I’ll admit that I had more all-night cram sessions than usual, and waking up for the first day of class after the first preseason game was not fun, but overall I have had an incredible year.
If you are thinking about trying out, but you are nervous about your grade point average, ask yourself these questions: Do you know the professors you will be taking classes from? Do you think they would understand if you had to go to a last-minute appearance? Can you conquer your procrastination tendencies? And, are you willing to sacrifice a few hours of sleep? Obviously, there is a lot more to think about, but these are some of the questions I asked myself.
Being a student and a Rookie isn’t easy, but with hard work, dedication, and time management you can do it. I hope this article encourages those of you who want to try out but are worried about school. You can do it!