Yesterday, I received an interesting telephone call and email. The New Mexico Tech sailing team had heard that Gerald might be attending that school, and they offered him a chance to be on their crew for the Mallory Cup championship this year.
Unfortunately, the quarterfinal round, which the Rio Grande Sailing Club will be running at
Still, it is interesting that the college sailors thought highly enough of Gerald’s sailing ability that they wanted him on their team. When Pat and I were in high school, we were recruited for academics – we both had high SAT scores, and I was a finalist for both the National Merit and Presidential scholarships. I ended up with a walk-in closet knee deep in recruiting materials. Gerald also had a good SAT score, and so he, too, has been getting college recruiting packages for his academic abilities.
So getting attention from college recruiters isn’t something new for us. But getting recruited for athletics is something new – even if the situation is a bit odd, since