Good stuff. A lot of b-schools love sports in a profile; it's like catnip. DI is great and pro is even better. There's so much intrinsic teamwork, character building, competition, dealing with adversity, and so on. It can anchor essays and interviews alike.
I don't think you have to sweat the grad experience in that you didn't finish, especially if it was just to be eligible to play. On the flip side, a good GPA doesn't do anything FOR you. It will be your college GPA and GMAT that make up your academic profile. Good WE and if you can write great essays, I think you can be competitive at those great programs.
No Columbia, no Booth?
Sorry to be so brief - it's an insane time of year. If you are applying down the road rather than right now, PM me after Jan 15 and we can set you up with a free consultation. We work with a lot of former athletes and/or people who work in pro sports.
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