One Athlete Describes What She Realized Her First Year in College

High school and college athletics are very different. Traci Thirdgill is a former college athlete who had no idea how to approach that first year of college. She was terrified.

Listen to her describe that first semester and how she came to understand what college sports were all about.

You can avoid these hiccups before you get to college by doing your own work with your recruiting process and starting early.

It's not easy, and it takes work. That first year is going to challenge you no matter what level you play or where you go to college.

Be as prepared as possible so the challenges you face can be more readily overcome and your college adjustment goes much smoother.