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Something to keep in mind in applying to the elite schools with no athletics:

My non-athletic daughter graduated high school with a 4.596 weighted GPA and 1490 SAT (not super-scored).  She was President of her class since the 6th grade and many amazing EC, such as Girl Nation (one of 100 girls), HOBY, endless volunteer hours , etc

Here's how her application results ended up:

Rejected: Swarthmore, Harvard

Waited Listed: Georgetown (her top choice, cried for weeks), Dartmouth, Cornell, Tufts

Accepted: William and Mary, Colgate, Nova, plus safeties.

As you can see, she didn't get into many top schools, and they weren't even the high elites, other than Harvard.  Getting into college these days, with the global demand is extremely difficult.  Having a sport helps.  If you can get into a Tufts or Swarthmore, using baseball as an aide, jump all over it.  Provided, you like the school, coaches, etc.

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