March 25th, 2019 | by CollegeAD

Stanford University is vowing to change its athletic recruitment process, after its head sailing coach was charged in a massive federal case where people made large gifts to collegiate sports programs in exchange for college admission. Stanford’s esteemed sailing coach, John Vandemoer, previously led Navy and St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s sailing teams to regional and national championships. He was fired from Stanford earlier this month when the government announced charges against him. He pleaded guilty to one count of racketeering conspiracy, after the investigation found he accepted $770,000 in financial gifts in exchange for recommending two prospective students for admission to Stanford. Vandemoer has said publicly that he didn’t keep the money for himself, rather, it went into the Stanford sailing program. Stanford said neither student wound up completing an application to Stanford, so no one was actually admitted or enrolled at Stanford with an improper recommendation from the sailing program. – chesapeakebaymagazin – Read More

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