The University of Georgia has extended a scholarship to a soccer player who may not be able to play. They indicate that despite her medical condition, Caroline Simpson is welcome to come to her freshman year in any capacity.
I confess that my first thought after reading this article was, “that’s some well-aimed publicity for the school,” but I shouldn’t assume that there were ulterior motives here. From all accounts, Ms. Simpson is an excellent addition to any college soccer team, when she’s on her game, and the chances of her relapsing during college are, while high, still acceptable for a player of her caliber.
I think it shows enormous grit and gumption for a coach to make a decision like this, in today’s what-have-you-done-for-me-since-breakfast culture, and I applaud him.