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Parents' Roles In Achieving Balance Between Sports And Academics

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Shelly Goldberg was a three-time NCAA Academic All-America for the Stanford University gymnastics team and a member of two Pac-10 championship squads.  In this video, she explains the role her parents played in setting priorities and balancing academic and athletic pursuits.

Far from pushing her into sports, Goldberg's parents consistently reminded her of the importance of succeeding academically. As Goldberg grew as a gymnast and began traveling and seeking higher levels of competition and challenge, she needed to convince her parents that she could maintain academic excellence and earn the privilege of pursuing gymnastics as avidly as she hoped. Her parents held her accountable to maintain the right balance between academic and athletic pursuits, to set her up for lifelong success.