By Tom Jackson
A keen tennis player, Nada Zaher was lucky enough to have the opportunity to pursue her sport – and her studies – on a scholarship at Columbia University in the United States (US). Now her tech startup is helping others do the same.
“I grew up playing tennis competitively in Egypt, and was always ranked in the top eight. When I came to apply to college, I knew I wanted to continue playing tennis competitively. I reached out to many college tennis coaches, until I was lucky enough to get interest from Columbia University,” she told Disrupt Africa.
Zaher played on the Columbia varsity tennis team for four years, and also got her degree.
“I experienced the full college athlete experience, and was very impressed by it. That is really what stirred me to want to start pas-sport, and help more athletes in Egypt and the region get the amazing college athlete experience I had,” she said.
Zaher’s startup pas-sport helps young athletes access sports scholarships at American universities, preparing them and helping them navigate the recruitment process on one convenient platform. Athletes sign up and upload the required academic and sporting information, and are able to connect with registered college Click here to read entire article