Exploring hidden sports
Niki, Justin, and Max are exploring Phoenix high schools to find sports where students may be eligible for full-ride scholarships to college.
We are graduate students at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication, and this is an enterprise project where we will explore hidden aspects of Arizona. Exploring hidden sports means we will speak with players, coaches, and athletic directors to learn more about getting scholarships in sports that are uncommon.
The meat of our story has been highlighted as rodeo, a very uncommon sport that thrives year-round in Arizona. Our print and video projects have a strong basis surrounding rodeo due to it being very unique to Arizona.
As of December 1, 2017, we plan on having the website complete in full, including a news-style print story and a video package. Keep up with our blog and our social media for more information!
Arizona colleges where lesser-known sports are offered:
Northern Arizona University: Women's golf, diving
Grand Canyon University: Diving, beach volleyball
Arizona State University: Beach volleyball, triathlon
Central Arizona College: Rodeo
University of Arizona: Beach volleyball, diving, gymnastics