Play for Something (Paperback)
Inspiration, Strategies, and Know-How for College Athletes to Succeed in the Classroom and Beyond
Peterson Nelnet Co, 9780768941128
Publication Date: October 25, 2016
Play For Something provides student athletes with the inspiration, strategies, and know-how to succeed in the classroom and beyond. Written by a Division 1 basketball player who graduated as the valedictorian of his class with a 4.0 GPA, this book covers everything from study strategies to productivity theory, from memory mastery to effective writing strategies, and from homesickness to networking. The book contains insightful stories from some of the world's leading athletes and business experts, including Olympians, Academic All-Americans, and prominent business leaders. A must-read for student athletes, the first part of the book deals with the motivation and inspiration student athletes often miss when it comes to academics and a career beyond athletics. It helps student athletes identify their passion and learn from the success stories of others. The second part of the book is devoted to the systems and knowledge that allow students to excel, including character building, life balance, networking, support system, and personal branding. The third part of the book provides the practical tips and tricks the author used to maintain a 4.0 GPA through four years of college, offering exceptional techniques to help improve memory, speed-reading, college writing, research, and citation skills.
About the Author
Malte Kramer is a German-born athlete, turned serial-entrepreneur, speaker, and author. He's the founder of multiple ventures including GIVVR, a unique fundraising and awareness platform for nonprofits, and Luxury Presence, a technology solution for luxury real estate agents. In 2010, Malte came to the United States on a basketball scholarship to attend Pepperdine University. Four years later, he graduated as the valedictorian of his class, with a perfect 4.0 GPA and a degree in economics. While still at Pepperdine, Malte was accepted as a deferred admit to Stanford Business School and will take his place in the class of 2018. Malte is the oldest of three brothers and a big fan of NBA star Dirk Nowitzki.