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NCAA Lacrosse Final Four Rejection Letters

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It's tough getting into the Final Four.

Lots of teams apply for a Championship Weekend spot but there are only four invitations available. These admissions standards are rough, and the Final Four ultimately needs to reject lots of otherwise qualified candidates.

These are the rejection letter that the Final Four issued this weekend. As you can see, 2011 provided an especially qualified pool of candidates to choose from.

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Dear Cornell Big Red,

As we mentioned in our previous correspondence, our acceptance letter was contingent on all post-application activity. As our admissions review is an on-going consideration, the recent "F" that you received in your "Virginian Offensive Philosophy" class serves as a major flaw and red flag toward admission.

As such, given the nature of the flaw we are unable to continue our pledge of admission. Wait-listed applicants have simply done more at this time. Your merits are strong and we urge you to reapply again in 2012.

Sincerely,

NCAA Lacrosse Final Four Admissions Committee

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Dear Johns Hopkins Blue Jays,

The errors of youth are forgivable; these mistakes, however, are nonetheless a part of your record.

We can see significant growth in your maturation. Your marks have improved notably over the last year. Unfortunately, we do not feel as if you are prepared for our community nor are you ready for such a responsibility.

We urge you to enroll at another institution and keep us apprised of your progress. We would like to hear from you again in 2012.

Sincerely,

NCAA Lacrosse Final Four Admissions Committee

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Dear Syracuse Orange,

Your lineage is strong and we do consider legacy status as part of our admissions criteria. As always, we are proud to have so many of your predecessors as alumni of our institution.

Your one weakness -- a flaw in your genetic make-up -- ultimately doomed any chance your application had for approval. With such razor-thin differences between candidates, those that are the most well-rounded must receive preferred approval.

We anxiously await the next of your kin to pursue what we can afford.

Sincerely,

NCAA Lacrosse Final Four Admissions Committee

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Dear Notre Dame Fighting Irish,

Thanks but no thanks.

Sincerely,

NCAA Lacrosse Final Four Admissions Committee