My sport is not on the Common App.
I was updating my activity section if my Common App. and I tried to in eSports under “Athletics: JV/Varsity”, since technically it is a sport an I am on the varsity team on my school, but it wont allow me to since it is not on their drop down menu. I really want to add it since I am the team captain, and its my second year on the team. What do I do since it won’t let me put it in?
Once I can put it on my activities list is it worth adding that I am a founding member, or will it take away from the fact that I am a varsity captain since although I am a founding member I didn’t start the team nor was I the captain last year? Also should I include that it was an all-girls team, since that is somewhat unique for eSports, or is that insinuated since I attend an all-girl high school?
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Hi! First off, I would say see if there is an "other" section under varsity sports. If there is, then great, you're good to go! If there isn't, you may have to pull some strings and try to add it into another section of your common app, like as a club. I know that it isn't technically a club, but that might be what the common app would consider this activity to be, and hence why it isn't under sports. There is almost always an extra section on the common app for every school to add details that wouldn't fit anywhere else on the application. You could always add all of these details (ex: being the captain) at that point.
As for your more specific question, if you already attend an all-girls school and this is clearly marked elsewhere on your application, I wouldn't risk sounding redundant by repeating it again in this section. Along with this, I would definitely put that you are a founding member! That doesn't take away the fact that you are captain, because your teammates vote you on there— it is not just automatically given to you because you helped to form the club.
I hope that my answers were helpful. Best of luck to you!! :)
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