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Wildcat Commit Discusses Status as Two-Sport Athlete

When it comes to playing college athletics, the chances are slim. Seven percent of high school athletes move on to play a varsity sport at any level of collegiate competition, and that number drops to just two percent when looking at the Division I level, according to For one Chicago athlete, the dream of playing at the next level has come to fruition for not just one sport, but two.

Jack Lausch, a current senior at Brother Rice High School, recently committed to play both football and baseball at Northwestern University. The decision to attend Northwestern is recent, as up until Dec. 13, 2021, he was expected to walk-on to the football team and play for the baseball team at the University of Notre Dame. Instead, a scholarship offer and an opportunity to compete locally brought Lausch to Evanston.

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