We have a son who plays at at HA D3 in the midwest. He too used baseball to get into a school that academically would have been a toss up/likely would not have gotten into on grade alone (he's smart but ...). He plans to go on to get his graduate degree and the acceptance rate for grad school is in the 95% range... So to me -- it is worth it. Plus he is at the right place for him -- so he is thriving at the moment, which is what matters the most.